British Heart Striking a Beat while the Iron’s Hot

This weekend saw two patriotic champions raising much needed funds for the heart research being conducted at the Oswestry Hospital. A team of British Heart Foundation fundraisers took over the Ironworks’ entrance to greet visitors and promote their need for help. The Ironworks concierge team took a step backwards to allow the British Heart volunteers to take all membership and charitable donations received on the day. The Ironworks look forward to continuing their partnership with the British Heart Foundation by helping them raise even more funds on World Heart Day at the end of September.

The British Heart Foundation is just one of many charities seeking help from the Ironworks by using its popularity to increase their revenue figures. Over the last few months charities such as The Hive Shrewsbury, St Christopher’s “the biggest disability school in Wales”, Nightingale House Hospice, among many others, are now benefiting from these windfalls.

Warren Appleby, Manager for the Shropshire and Staffordshire branch of the British Heart Foundation, said: “This Money will help us continue our life saving heart research at Oswestry Hospital.”

Amanda Kinsey, the Head of Fundraising for Nightingale House, said: “I was blown away with the figure from one days collecting... A FANTASTIC £803.09.”

Emma Croall, Projects Manager from The Hive Shrewsbury, said: “Brilliant – we can match-fund this £ for £ too, which is amazing to think that that currently puts us at nearly £2000.”

Clive Knowles, Chairman from the British Ironworks, said: “It’s an amazing feeling to feel we are really making a difference. Many of these charities are finding things difficult and we are in a fantastic position to help. Our visitors are happy to support and, together, we can help bring about some amazing results.”

The British Ironwork Centre have reached 100,000 members now. The popularity is remarkable and they are really genuinely humbled to find that they can put this to good use.