The Yorkshire division of the Building & Engineering Services Association (B&ES) has made a £3,000 donation to the British Heart Foundation, to participate in the fight against heart disease.

The money was raised during B&ES’ annual ball and training awards event, organised by the B&ES Yorkshire region, in partnership with training provider Building Engineering Services Training (BEST).

The donation, which was made to the charity’s Yorkshire Heart Centre, will go towards the £23,000 required to purchase a 2D echocardiograph for use at Leeds General Infirmary. The improved display and three-dimensional imaging offered by this specialised piece of equipment are of particular value in heart valve surgery.

“We are delighted to be working with the British Heart Foundation, and intend to raise as much cash as possible on its behalf,” said B&ES Yorkshire regional chairman Daniel Ball, of Imtech Engineering Services.

Sue Green, the British Heart Foundation’s fundraising volunteer manager, added: “Everything we do is intended to make a tangible difference to people’s lives. The support of organisations like B&ES makes a big difference in raising the vital funds we need in order to do so.”