British Heart Foundation

ECON Engineering supporting the British Heart Foundation

Econ Engineering, which makes more than eight out of ten winter maintenance vehicles on the UK’s roads, has launched a new charity partnership with The British Heart Foundation (BHF).
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ECON's involvement with the BHF is the result of its own personal tragedy, following the sudden passing of one of the company's Managing Directors, Andrew Lupton, who sadly died from a heart attack last year.

Thomas Lupton, Andrew's son, joined ECON in 2019 and continues to work as a Mechanical Design Engineer, helping to drive innovations forward for the company.

Andrew's brother, Jonathan, who is now the sole Managing Director for the family owned and operated firm, said: We are proud to be partnering with the British Heart Foundation and are looking forward to supporting with its ongoing campaign to Beat Heartbreak Forever. We want to do as much as we can to increase awareness of heart disease and raise vital money for the charity, in memory of Andrew.

BHF Fundraising Manager, Leya Baksh, said: We are honoured that ECON Engineering has chosen to support us. More than one in four people in the UK die from heart and circulatory conditions, so the money raised is vital for us to continue our research into better ways of diagnosing, preventing and treating patients.

It is reported that around 183,000 people living in North Yorkshire have been diagnosed with high blood pressure and 45,000 people are living with coronary heart disease.

In Yorkshire there are around 3,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests each year and sadly only 1 in 11 people survive these attacks. Every three hours, someone in the region dies from a heart or circulatory disease.

This charity partnership will run from February right through until the end of 2023. It aims to raise £20,000 through a variety of fundraising initiatives including Tough Mudder Yorkshire and the Great North Run.

The money raised by ECON will help the BHF to fund life-saving research into heart and circulatory conditions such as coronary heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes.

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British Heart Foundation

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Heart and circulatory diseases are the world’s biggest killers. That’s why the British Heart Foundation exists. By funding research, we can help find treatments and cures that could save lives. With your donations and the awe-inspiring science we fund, we make science fiction a reality, together.

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