For over 60 years, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has been funding research that has turned ideas that once seemed like 'science fiction' into treatments and cures that save lives every day. Mattioli Woods is therefore thrilled to announce the BHF will be their national charity partner until June 2024.
The focus will of course be on raising funds for the BHF’s research into heart and circulatory diseases like heart attacks and stroke, while helping with their mission to raise awareness of how to keep hearts healthy through lifestyle changes. The team at Mattioli Woods will also be highlighting the important ways the BHF’s life saving research impacts everyday life.
When looking for a new charity partnership, staff at Mattioli Woods were encouraged to put forward charities close to their hearts and were overwhelmed by the applications. Planning has already started on fundraising ideas including a virtual Route 66 challenge that saw their Employee Benefits team run, walk, cycle and even swim the 2,448 miles between Chicago (IL) and Santa Monica (LA).
Speaking on behalf of the BHF, Alison Mitchell – Head of Corporate Partnerships said:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Mattioli Woods to improve heart health across the UK. The partnership provides an exciting opportunity for Mattioli Woods and the BHF to make a genuine difference to the health of the nation and raise an incredible amount of money, which will power science to help save lives. Together we can make a difference by providing people with the information, support and skills they need to reduce their risk of developing heart and circulatory diseases and live a healthier life, one heartbeat at a time.”
Ian Mattioli MBE, Chief Executive Officer at Mattioli Woods said:
“Our national charity partnerships are a great source of pride for Mattioli Woods and I am incredibly excited to watch our partnership with the British Heart Foundation grow. Unfortunately heart health affects so many of our colleagues, family and friends lives and we want to raise money and awareness for this great cause. I heard a very powerful statement from the BHF – they want to give us all more time with the ones we love. And if we can assist with that it can only be a good thing.”