HOME-shopping giant Damart has marked a milestone.

The company – whose warehousing facility is at Steeton – staged a special ten-day event to celebrate a decade of fundraising for Heart Research UK.

Several activities were held, including a raffle, charity swap-shop and free fruit day.

There was also a mile-long sponsored canalside walk, involving 100 Damart workers.

Over the ten days, more than £700 was raised for Heart Research UK.

And the sum takes to £55,000 the amount coined-in since the firm began supporting the cause.

Jo Phipps, Damart’s colleague engagement advisor, said: “We are proud to have partnered with Heart Research UK for the past ten years. Each year we look forward to finding new and fun ways to raise money and awareness.

“It’s a great way to not only help fund groundbreaking heart disease research, but also to educate and inspire our colleagues to lead a healthier lifestyle.”

The company was thanked for its support by Marie Peacock, the charity’s head of income generation. “The Damart team has never failed to show commitment and enthusiasm for its events,” she said.