A team of staff from Yorkshire-based home-shopping company Damart will be taking part in the Leeds Abbey Dash to raise funds for Age UK this weekend.

The initiative to get staff members involved in the local 10k is part of Damart’s Healthy Hearts campaign.

Damart has worked in partnership with Heart Research UK to become a gold-rated Healthy Heart Employer, an accolade which they have held for several years after running the campaign to improve the health of their employees.

The Healthy Heart Campaign has seen a number of initiatives introduced across Damart’s Bingley and Steeton sites including healthy eating options in the staff canteen, training sessions and lunchtime exercise classes.

The 22 members of staff will be joined by around 12,000 other runners including celebrities and elite athletes in the 10K race which is now in its 29th year.

All proceeds will go to Age UK, a charity which aims to improve later life for everyone through information and advice, services, campaigns, products, training and research.

Marketing and E-commerce director Phil Anderson said: “We always like to encourage our staff to get involved in physical activity to contribute to a healthy and active lifestyle.

“It’s so great to see colleagues getting involved with charity events such as this one, and helping to raise money for such a fantastic cause like Age UK.”

Damart Abbey Dash 2014
Damart staff preparing for the Leeds Abbey Dash


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