A trio of fundraisers who work for stairlift manufacturer Handicare and its direct selling company Companion are raising money for the Stroke Association as part of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) Steptember campaign.

Ian Dysart, Carolyn Kilburn and Bruce Bedford will be walking 10,000 steps every day in September and raising awareness of the important work carried out by the Stroke Association, which works to prevent stroke, support everyone affected by stroke, fund research and campaign for the rights of stroke survivors.

The BHTA says it chose to raise money for the Stroke Association as many of its member companies, including Handicare, provide equipment and services to stroke survivors. There are currently over 1.2 million survivors of stroke across the UK, with 100,000 strokes occurring every year.

Ian Dysart, National Sales Manager of Handicare, said: “Doing the right thing is so important in today’s society and fundraising activities such as BHTA’s Steptember are just one of the ways we can demonstrate our commitment to making the world a better place for everyone.

“It’s also great fun for everyone taking part and helps to build closer relationships with the other BHTA companies involved. We’re looking forward to completing our daily step targets and helping everyone to beat last year’s total!”

Last year’s BHTA Steptember campaign raised over £3,500 for Scope, with Handicare and Companion contributing £1,475.

Handicare offers solutions which aim to increase the independence of disabled or elderly people, with a portfolio including a range of curved and straight stairlifts, transfer, lifting and repositioning aids, vehicle adaptations and medical equipment.

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