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Builders turn their backs on bacon sarnies to boost their hearts

PUBLISHED: 16:28 17 October 2008 | UPDATED: 13:42 05 October 2010

Morgan Ashurst business development manager Joe Austin (L) and Morgan Ashurst area director Adrian Barnes (R) prepare to dive into the fruit, held by Dan Kempson from eatlunch.co.uk

Morgan Ashurst business development manager Joe Austin (L) and Morgan Ashurst area director Adrian Barnes (R) prepare to dive into the fruit, held by Dan Kempson from eatlunch.co.uk

The team building the nine-storey, £8.8 million student accommodation tower John Bell House in Shadwell swapped bacon sandwiches for fresh fruit to mark Healthy Heart Week. Staff from construction company Morgan Ashurst, which has an office at G

Morgan Ashurst business development manager Joe Austin (L) and Morgan Ashurst area director Adrian Barnes (R) prepare to dive into the fruit, held by Dan Kempson from eatlunch.co.uk

The team building the nine-storey, £8.8 million student accommodation tower John Bell House in Shadwell swapped bacon sandwiches for fresh fruit to mark Healthy Heart Week.

Staff from construction company Morgan Ashurst, which has an office at Golden Lane, East London, were treated to free bananas, apples, oranges, pineapples and plums courtesy of local supplier www.eatlunch.co.uk, as part of ongoing efforts within the company to promote healthy living.

It marked a welcome departure from some of the junk food that occasionally slips into the team's diet.

"While working safely is the priority on construction sites, it's also important that we help our people to stay healthy," explains Morgan Ashurst area director Adrian Barnes. "Healthy Heart Week is a fun initiative and everyone seemed to enjoy getting fruit 'on the house' but there is a serious message behind it."

As part of Morgan Ashurst's Healthy Heart Week event, managers also put up healthy eating awareness posters on all sites and handed out advice leaflets.

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