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Legal & General receives Heart Hero Award from British Heart Foundation (BHF).

Graham Precey - Head of Corporate and Social Responsibility
Graham Precey
Head of Corporate and Social Responsibility

10 February 2011

Graham Precey - Head of Corporate and Social Responsibility
Graham Precey
Head of Corporate and Social Responsibility

The award was presented to Graham Precey, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, and Richard Waterton, Marketing Manager for Group Protection by Betty McBride, Director of Policy and Communications at the British Heart Foundation.

Legal & General has been working with the BHF since 2003 and on the issue of workplace health since 2004. This has resulted in over 12,000 information packs being issued to employers promoting the benefits of healthy exercise, healthy eating and mental health.

The BHF chose 11 people and organisations that have helped them in the last year from the 150,000 that now support them. This is a great accolade for the Group Protection team and recognises their hard work in promoting a healthy workforce to employers taking out Group Protection policies.

Diane Buckley, Managing Director of Group Protection commented: "Our business is very successful at rehabilitating employees absent through ill health back into the workplace. We are happy to support the Health at Work campaign as a healthy workforce clearly benefits employees, employers through reduced absence and ourselves."
The BHF also launched the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal to fund the research that could begin to literally 'mend broken hearts' in as little as ten years time. Part of the inspiration for the research programme is that regeneration already occurs in nature. Some animals, such as zebrafish, can re-grow portions of their own hearts. Research may be able to make this possible in people too. Find out more at

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