Health was firmly on the agenda last week at the Corby headquarters of RS Components when it held an employee health and wellbeing day to raise money for the British Heart Foundation’s Wear it. Beat it campaign.
A staggering £2,868 was raised during the course of the day, which when added to the funds from efforts in the firm’s Nuneaton and Oxford branches, as well as various trade counters, totals £3,802.22 raised for the BHF.
RS offered 72 ‘know your numbers’ health assessments for employees, which covered cholesterol, BMI and blood pressure and staff held cake sales and donated unwanted Christmas presents for department tombolas - ranging from smoothie makers to weekend breaks.
In the staff restaurant, a representative from AXA gave advice on the employee health programme.
A demonstration of CPR was also given by RS’ trained first aiders.
Kathryn Fantom at RS in Corby said: “It really was a fun event and while raising money for a very good cause, we were all able to learn a little more about the importance of looking after ourselves to keep our heart healthy.
“The whole day was focused around health and wellbeing so it was a great awareness raiser and a chance to support the BHF.”
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