Polypipe Civils last week presented a Mini Cooper to the winner of its charity raffle after raising more than £20,000 for the British Heart Foundation.
The culmination of its Polypipe Run fundraising and promotion initiative aiming to raise awareness of the above average incidence of heart disease among construction workers included the handing over of the car keys to winner Eamonn Munnelly, from engineering company Byzak.
Entry to the competition cost £2 per ticket. There was also a monthly free prize draw with the prize of a weekend in a spa hotel.
Munnelly entered the raffle last month after seeing an advertisement: “I had planned to go to a charity dinner in aid of the British Heart Foundation, but couldn’t attend in the end, so I responded to the ad.
Munnelly, whose father died of a heart attack, described the raffle as a “relevant cause” for his participation. Asked if his work colleagues are conscientious with their health and fitness, he said: “Some of them are better than others.”
There is still time to enter NCE’s Heart Health survey on the health of the industry at www.nce.co.uk/heart.