BAM Construct UK launches national charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation
Hemel Hempstead, 8 February 2021 - BAM Construct UK has chosen the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as its national charity partner for the next two years.
Beth Kidd, BAM’s National Community Engagement Coordinator, said that the BHF was a good fit for the UK-wide built environment company, which has a longstanding ‘enhancing lives’ strategy, part of its broader approach to sustainability. ‘We have a lot of very active employees among our number so were looking for a charity partner that would enable our employees to get involved in a diverse range of physical challenges and activities. We also see the value in the practical benefits of working with a charity that can help support us to improve our heart health. The partnership is commencing with a range of virtual events and will include a focus on mental health as well as physical health and healthy eating. When conditions allow, there will be more physical events.’
Paul Davies, Head of Corporate Partnerships at the British Heart Foundation said: ‘This Heart Month we’re delighted to announce the partnership between the BHF and BAM. As well as fundraising, BAM’s employees will benefit from participating in our health and wellbeing activities, lifesaving CPR training and many volunteering opportunities, which I know they are excited about. Every pound BAM raise will help us be there for millions of people and fund life saving research. Research suggests that Covid-19 has put people with heart and circulatory conditions at greater risk than ever and the effect of the virus has also cut the BHF’s life saving research in half. Thanks to our supporters such as BAM Construction the British Heart Foundation can continue to fund our vital work and support the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory disease.’
BAM’s previous national charity partners include CLIC Sargent, the Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support and Barnardos, and since 2011 have, collectively, raised around £900,000.
BAM has seven regional construction businesses, around 2,000 employees, and develops, designs, and constructs buildings and also manages their facilities.
About the British Heart Foundation
With donations from the public, the BHF funds ground-breaking research that will get us closer than ever to a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. A world where broken hearts are mended, where millions more people survive a heart attack, where the number of people dying from or disabled by a stroke is slashed in half. A world where people affected by heart and circulatory diseases get the support they need. And a world of cures and treatments we can’t even imagine today. We are backing the best ideas, the brightest minds and the biggest ambitions – because that’s how we’ll beat heartbreak forever.