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Company donates fun run merchandise profits to heart unit

fun run donation 2A lifesaving cardiology unit at a Birmingham hospital has been boosted by a donation of £750 thanks to the generosity of a Midlands business which has donated the profits from the sale of official Great Midlands Fun Run merchandise to the cause.

Directors and staff at Staffordshire-based embroidery and print specialists Creative Wear Ltd unanimously chose the Cardiology Unit at Birmingham’s Heartlands Hospital to receive the money.

Creative Wear has been a keen supporter of the Sutton Coldfield-based Great Midlands Fun Run for the past 12 years, producing merchandise such as running vests and t-shirts for entrants and donating the profits to a chosen charity.

Creative Wear managing director Peter Brindle said: “We decided to donate the profit from the sale of official Great Midlands Fun Run merchandise to a local charity as a way of supporting the great work done by so many deserving local organisations across the area.

“In the past we have previously supported charitable organisations close to our base in Burton-upon-Trent but on this occasion wanted to support a cause closer to the home of the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield.

“This year I have experienced first-hand the fantastic dedication and lifesaving work that goes on at the Cardiology Unit at Heartlands Hospital so I’m delighted to make a small contribution to this great cause.”

Dr Michael Pitt, clinical director for the Cardiology Unit at Heartlands, said: “We are tremendously grateful to Peter and his colleagues at Creative Wear for selecting the Cardiology Unit at the hospital to benefit from this donation.

“This unit, as with every other unit in the hospital, is extremely thankful for any voluntary donation it receives which can go towards updating equipment, lifesaving research and providing even better care for our patients.”

If you’re interested in supporting the Cardiology Unit at Heartlands Hospital, whether it’s through fundraising, or volunteering, get in touch with the Heart of England Charity by emailing, call 0121 424 3838 or visit

Registration for the 2015 Great Midlands Fun Run on Sunday 31 May 2015 will open via the event website at on January 31, 2015.


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