Staff at GRAHAM Construction in Manchester have signed up to donate blood following a successful Health and Wellbeing day at Manchester Life Development Company’s Murrays’ Mills site in Ancoats, Manchester.
The event gave staff and suppliers the chance to learn more about healthy living and the opportunity to register to give blood. A number of organisations were involved in the event including NHS Blood Transplant, Pure Gym, the Manchester Health and Wellbeing Service and Go Outdoors.
The NHS Blood Transplant van and team joined the event to talk to staff about the benefits of giving blood and by the end of the day, 15 individuals from GRAHAM alongside staff from Framework Partners, John Sisk & Son, and Eric Wright Construction, had signed up to give blood as a group in September at Plymouth Grove, Manchester.
The staff were also offered free health checks by Pure Gym, who promoted awareness of the benefits of leading healthy lifestyles and signposted individuals to their local centre.
The Manchester Health and Wellbeing Service, which has worked with GRAHAM Construction in the past, also promoted awareness of illnesses such as diabetes, while Go Outdoors encouraged workers to explore outdoor sports opportunities. Following the success of the day, GRAHAM Construction will continue to work with Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service.
Lee Mottram, Project Manager at GRAHAM Construction said:
“GRAHAM has always been committed to the welfare of its employees and the surrounding community and we’ve had a really positive response from our staff as well as workers from other companies on the Murrays’ Mills site.”