Poppy’s Picnic completes 10K walk for British Heart Foundation

In support of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) National Walking Month campaign, 10 employees and eight dogs from raw dog food manufacturer, Poppy’s Picnic, took on a 10 mile walk in the local Wiltshire countryside to raise funds for the cardiovascular health charity.

Employees of the Melksham-based company took part in an extended lunch time walk, which included a picnic break, in support of the BHF which seeks to make life changing differences for people with heart and circulatory diseases.

The foundation funds over £100m of research each year, enabling those with existing conditions to seek successful treatments to lead longer and happier lives.

Poppy’s Picnic founder, Dylan Watkins, said: “Many of us have had family and friends affected by heart disease. Knowing our donation will contribute to life-saving research around the disease responsible for a quarter of deaths in the UK really spurred us on. 10 miles is nothing when you think about the journey that so many families go through for a loved one.

“Everyone was keen to get involved, even our 30 weeks pregnant head of VIP services joined us part of the way. We think she has a valid excuse for cheating. With the warmer months approaching, we’d encourage everyone to get out there. Even if you are a couch potato, you have to start somewhere and even those of us who are mostly desk bound all day were surprised at what we achieved.”

He added: “Plus, there’s now a great number of services such as Borrow My Doggy if you are in need of a companion. We will be encouraging all of our customers to take part and share their walks on social media.”

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