An ILKLEY-based engineering and services business has this week announced an 18 month long charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

NG Bailey, which employs over 3,000 employees across the country, has pledged to raise an impressive £75,000 over the next 18 months.

The family-owned business was founded in 1921 and operates across a variety of sectors within the building and infrastructure industry. The business prides itself on an innovative, responsible and forward thinking approach.

NG Bailey’s charity partnership is a key pillar of their responsibility strategy, with the charity partner being nominated and voted for by employees each year.

The money raised will help the BHF to fund life saving research into heart and circulatory conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes.

BHF Area Fundraising Manager Jodie Shepherd said: “We are honoured that NG Bailey has chosen to support the BHF with their charity partnership this year. More than one in four people in the UK die from heart and circulatory conditions, so the money raised is vital for us to continue our research into better ways of diagnosing, preventing and treating patients.

“Yorkshire and Humber has some of the highest rates of cardiovascular disease in England, with around 670,000 people in the region living with the daily burden, so it is particularly fitting that this business, which was founded in Yorkshire, has chosen to help us in our mission to beat heartbreak from heart and circulatory disease.”

As well as raising money during the year, employees will have the opportunity to participate in a number of BHF-supported health and wellbeing engagement activities, to ensure a healthier workforce.

David Hurcomb, NG Bailey chief executive said “We are delighted to be partnering with the British Heart Foundation, we have a long history of successful charity partnerships and we are looking forward to supporting the British Heart Foundation in their campaign to Beat Heartbreak Forever.”

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