London, 18 October, 2012 – Transputec staff and family members attended the Heart and Stroke Research Campaign (HSRC) Walk for Heart and Stroke earlier this month and helped raise more than £12,000 for research at the Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research (NPIMR). Transputec was the largest group present and contributed £4,000 in sponsorship towards the centre for Investigational Proteomics – and aim to take that tally up to £4,500 with online donations and sponsorships through their Virgin MoneyGiving Charity Page.
Transputec CEO and HSRC Golden Heart member Rickie Sehgal brought along a group of 20 sponsored walkers to support the event. “In 2010 Team Transputec raised nearly a £1,000 for the campaign,” said Jayshree Shah, event organiser for HSRC. This year, they quadrupled that amount and aim to still raise more as they continue their ongoing support for HSRC.
“Transputec, by far the largest group present, has really set the bar high for our other corporate supporters for next year’s walk. The Heart and Stroke Research Campaign is privileged to have such supporters,” said Shah.
“Volunteers are the backbone of any event, without Transputec’s support, it would have been a struggle to get this event off the ground in such a short space of time.” Shah added.
Team Transputec joined 100 other staff members, volunteers, community members and sponsored walkers as they walked from the Northwick Park Hospital Grounds, around Harrow and back to the starting point via North Wembley. The Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Nizam Ismail, and the former Mayor of Brent, Cllr Harshadbhai Patel, also both took part to help raise funds.
Many members of the local community took part and were encouraged to join in as dhol drummers Shalen Sehgal and Rupinder Gidar enthusiastically led the group towards the finish line. “Although the morning weather was a little dull and uncertain, the energy and enthusiasm of the walkers was no match for the weather. It was a carnival like atmosphere and everyone was dancing and walking,” said Rickie Sehgal.
“We believe it’s important to get involved in community events and support this charity because the research that this world-class institute does will save future generations of potential sufferers from a life of disability and misery. Heart disease and strokes have a devastating effect on the lives of sufferers and their families. We look forward to the day when we can treat the cause and not the symptoms.” He added.
The Walk for Heart and Stroke is an annual fundraising event which aims to boost awareness of heart and stroke conditions, and raise funds to promote research into cure, prevention and treatment of the conditions which affect the heart. Every six minutes, someone in the UK has a stroke. Every five minutes, someone in the UK dies of a heart condition. Through research and education, the Heart and Stroke Research Campaign at NPIMR aims to drastically reduce these numbers.
Supporters and members of the public are encouraged to contribute to The Heart and Stroke Research Campaign by visiting Team Transputec’s Virgin MoneyGiving Charity Page where they can give as little or as much as they want towards the campaign.
Notes to Editors:
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About the NPIMR:
Founded in 1994, NPIMR is today one of the UK’s leading charity-based independent Medical Research Institutes working to translate ground breaking Medical Research rapidly into patient care. By maintaining our own top-rate research facilities, we ensure the highest standard of science for translation into the clinic.