International firm Emerald Group Publishing, of Bingley, has joined forces with Yorkshire-based charity Heart Research UK to raise funds to fight heart disease.

Martin Fojt, chairman at Emerald, said: “Although based in Bingley, Emerald is a global company with over 300 staff worldwide, all keen to support the charity.

“Everyone is behind the company’s decision to support Heart Research UK and we look forward to the upcoming fundraising events we have planned.”

Emma Stevenson, a member of Emerald’s charity committee, said the company had a number of fundraisers lined up, including salary contributions, raffles, auctions, and a series of sporting competitions and events.