YOUNG hearts run free and with one day until Valentine’s Day, the Heart Foundation has spread their heartfelt message to celebrate love and also promote awareness of heart disease with their five-day Lock in the Love campaign.
To show its support of this great cause, Citywide’s Melbourne Infrastructure team volunteered their services to help transport and set up installations of huge metal hearts at the Red Stair amphitheatre of Queensbridge Square in Southgate.
Across two days Citywide staff used trucks and cranes to help the Heart Foundation in their quest to educate the public about the ill effects of heart disease.
The public are encouraged to donate by purchasing and securing a ‘love lock’ to the metal hearts as a symbolic gesture of love and memory for their loved ones all while drawing focus to heart health.
Landing in Melbourne just before Valentine’s Day, the display designed by local artist Tony Gueli was put up in front of some curious on-lookers on Wednesday.
Citywide’s Infrastructure Business Unit Manager Elena Macaulay said it’s the second year in a row that the Heart Foundation has approached Citywide to transport the structures for the campaign.
“It’s a great opportunity for our company to help a charity and assist in any way we can,” she said.
“We have the resources the Heart Foundation needed and it’s such a great cause and we are always looking to give back to local communities.”
The Heart Foundation says too many Australian’s are at risk of a ‘broken heart’ with one person dying from heart disease every 12 minutes. Heart disease is the single biggest killer of Australian men and women.
This is what spurred the ‘Lock in the Love’ campaign, which is designed to encourage people to take the time to consider their own heart health and the impact heart disease can have on loved ones.
“We have a mature workforce and our involvement with the Heart Foundation is designed to get the word out there about what people can do to prevent heart disease,” Elena said.
“It’s great to see our team come together and help out a non-for profit organisation that is dedicated to saving lives.”
To read more about the Lock in the Love campaign visit www.lockinthelove.com or to learn more about Citywide’s Traffic and Events services go to www.citywide.com.au/our-services/infrastructure/trafficmanagement