Local patients to benefit from CHS windfall

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Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke is celebrating a windfall of £20,000 thanks to the generosity of warm hearted employees of Tennent’s NI, including one Portstewart man.

Staff of the leading Northern Ireland company selected the charity, which focuses on the care and prevention of chest, heart and stroke illnesses as their nominated good cause for 2013/14.

From mega donations gathered at high profile events such as Tennent’s Vital to coppers in the collection boxes, staff left no charity stone unturned – and recently celebrated their success with Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke.

The money raiesd will help fund the charity’s Causeway Stroke Scheme at the Sandel Centre in Coleraine

Portstewart’s Connor McCausland, a Territory Manager with Tennent’s NI, is hugely proud of the team at Tennent’s.

He said: “Our company takes corporate social responsibility seriously and we have a great tradition of choosing and working for a nominated charity each year.

“With 50 percent of all adult deaths in Northern Ireland caused by chest, heart or stroke illness, Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke is a good cause which strikes an immediate chord.

“Staff came up with the strapline ‘We’re at the heart of it’ to help raise awareness and maintain commitment company wide, but the slogan was equally well received by our friends and partners in the licensed trade who responded to our appeals for donations with their customary generosity.

“It was a fantastic achievement for all concerned.”