MTB are proud to announce that they will be  supporting local charity NI Chest Heart and Stroke for 2018.

Northern Ireland Chest Heart & Stroke is a fantastic local charity which aims to prevent chest, heart and stroke illnesses in Northern Ireland and care for those affected by them.

Everyone in Northern Ireland knows someone who has suffered from a chest, heart or stroke condition. 40% of adult deaths are related to these illnesses – in a family of five people, this sadly means two of them.

Across Northern Ireland there are over 200,000 people living with chest, heart and stroke conditions, conditions that have a huge physical, emotional, mental and social impact on the individual and their family.

The reality is that every day 11 people have a heart attack, 10 people have a stroke and 1 in every 50 people in Northern Ireland has been diagnosed with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

NICHS offers a range of support services to help people in their initial weeks, as their rehab/recovery continues and they live with a long term health condition.

NICHS depends hugely on the generosity of local businesses. This support helps fund NICHS’s prevention and care services as well as research into chest, heart and stroke illnesses, in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

All funds that are raised in Northern Ireland and are used within Northern Ireland.

MTB are aiming to work very hard this year to promote this fantastic charity and raise as many funds as possible. So please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for information on upcoming fundraising events and help us raise as much as we can.

For more information on NICHS and the work that it does please visit its website http://www.nichs.org.uk