B&M Waste Services has pledged its support for Little Hearts Matter – the only charity in the UK dedicated to supporting and empowering anyone affected by the diagnosis of a single ventricle heart condition – or half a working heart.
Supporting families throughout their journey – from initial diagnosis through to treatment and life at home – is the core focus of the charity by offering crucial information and support. They’re equally committed to raising awareness of the condition in children and the challenges faced by their families.
The mission of the charity was especially meaningful to Stephen Lee, a Business Development Manager for B&M Waste Services whose 2 year old son, Harry, was diagnosed before birth with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome, meaning he has only half a working heart. Harry had open heart surgery at just 2 days old, a second surgery at 4 months and will require another before the age of 5.
Stephen explains, “Little Hearts Matter gave us hope during our darkest days. They are the backbone, voice and driving force for families who undertake this difficult journey into the relatively unknown.” It was Stephen who consequently highlighted Little Hearts Matter to charity-oriented B&M Waste Services and the company was keen to support.
B&M Waste presented the charity with a cheque for £1000 and pledged sponsorship of their Newsletter and phone line, both of which play a vital role in keeping in touch with the families and supporting them.
The B&M Waste Birmingham Sales Team took part in the 2018 Great North Run in September in aid of Little Hearts Matter. They completed the course and at last count raise over £1000!