The British Heart Foundation aims to fund
£100 million into cardiovascular research each year
HSL has been an active supporter of the British Heart Foundation for several years. Each year we donate significant amounts of products, both customer disposals, and ‘second quality’ HSL furniture to their fantastic charity. Between January 2016 and September 2019 our gifted furniture totalled an amazing 2,831 pieces, with a British Heart Foundation resale value of over £1,000,000.
In September 2017 we sadly lost a dear colleague due to a cardiac arrest at work, so the British Heart Foundation is a cause very close to our own hearts. On the back of this tragic event, we had CPR training with the British Heart Foundation for colleagues at our head office and also for the team leaders across the stores. CPR is a lifesaving medical procedure which is given to someone who is in cardiac arrest. It helps to pump blood around the person’s body when their heart can’t.
All those who took part joined the “Nation of Lifesavers”. Our company also invested in 2 defibrillators here at Comfort House, West Yorkshire.
Thanks to money raised for the British Heart Foundation, they have been the driving force behind research leading to:
- 7 in 10 heart attack victims being able to go home to their families
- 4 in 5 children born with heart disease being able to grow up