Siemens' Employees Get Set to Row for Stroke for Stroke 2011By Siemens Plc, PRNE
Thursday, January 20, 2011
FRIMLEY, England, January 21, 2011 - Siemens' employees are taking up the challenge of rowing to raise vital
funds for The Stroke Association.
Siemens plc and The Stroke Association have launched the fourth annual
Stroke for Stroke campaign, in a bid to raise awareness of stroke and to
highlight the benefits of regular exercise in its prevention. The campaign -
open to everyone to take part will run between 24th and 31st January 2011.
Siemens, as the High Performance Partner of the GB Rowing Team, will be
supporting the Stroke for Stroke campaign; the joint initiative between The
Stroke Association and Siemens which so far has raised over GBP126,000.
Andreas J. Goss, chief executive of Siemens in the UK, said: "Siemens is
delighted to be able to use our partnership with GB Rowing to help build
awareness and raise much-needed funds for The Stroke Association."
Head of Corporate Fundraising at the Stroke Association, James Beeby
said: "Each year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK will suffer a stroke.
This year we are anticipating an even greater number of people to get
involved and support The Stroke Association's vital research into stroke
prevention and treatment."
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Notes to editors:
About Siemens in the UK
Siemens was established in the United Kingdom 168 years ago
and now employs around 16,000 people in the UK. Last year's revenues were
GBP4.1 billion. As a leading global engineering and technology services
company, Siemens provides innovative solutions to help tackle the world's
major challenges, across the key sectors of energy, industry and healthcare.
Siemens has offices and factories throughout the UK, with its headquarters in
Frimley, Surrey. The company's global headquarters is in Munich, Germany. For
more information, visit www.siemens.co.uk
For more information, contact: Laura Smith, PR Manager, Siemens plc, Tel. +44(0)1276-696374, Laura.smith at siemens.com
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