21st September 2020

Celebrating culture and cuisine – HiB reaches India as part of their ‘Around the World Challenge’

HiB’s London and Tamworth sites became awash of colour to mark the next milestone for the company’s Around the World Challenge. To celebrate reaching the next destination, India, a wide range of fun activities took place throughout the day.
Cultural decorations were hung across offices and communal areas and traditional foods were on offer for employees to try. Bhangra music was also played and Henna tattoos were offered at HiB’s distribution site, Inspire House.
To comply with current social distancing guidelines, food such as samosas, spring rolls, gol guppas and Indian sweets were individually bagged so that employees could take them away to sample at their leisure. Staff were also able to learn more about the culture and take part in traditions such as throwing Holi powder, usually used at Holi Festival, which creates a rainbow of colours in the air.

The special event was arranged to mark travelling the 24,193miles from HiB’s New Southgate head office to New Delhi in India. People from across HiB community have been running, walking and cycling to raise money and reach the goal of 30,000miles around the world.
Sponsorship and donations from the Around the World Challenge will be given to both Alzheimer’s Research UK and National Autistic Society, to help the charities continue their vital work.
Don’t forget, you can still do your bit to support our charity challenge at https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/HiBAroundTheWorldChallenge2020
Here’s where we are on our journey:

City Country Miles Progress
HiB, New Southgate (NLBP) UK
HiB, Tamworth (IH) UK 91.00 Completed
Dublin Ireland 291.00 Completed
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada 2885.00 Completed
New York City, New York USA 3478.00 Completed
Washington, Mary Land USA 3677.00 Completed
Orlando, Florida USA 4441.00 Completed
Havana Cuba 4814.00 Completed
Kingston Jamaica 5317.00 Completed
Panama City Panama 5963.00 Completed
Bogota Columbia 6454.00 Completed
Quito Ecuador 6901.00 Completed
Lima Peru 7758.00 Completed
La Paz Bolivia 8379.00 Completed
Cordoba Argentina 9435.00 Completed
Santiago Chile 9858.00 Completed
Auckland New Zealand 15836.00 Completed
Brisbane Australia 17265.00 Completed
Port Moresby Papua New Guinea 18570.00 Completed
Manila Philippines 21024.00 Completed
Hong Kong China 21739.00 Completed
Hanoi Vietnam 22236.00 Completed
Mandalay Burma 22888.00 Completed
Dhaka Bangladesh 23280.00 Completed
Kathmandu Nepal 23696.00 Completed
New Delhi India 24193.00 Completed
Karachi Pakistan 24877.00 Next Stop
Muscat Oman 25436.00
Abu Dhabi UAE 25691.00
Riyadh Saudi Arabia 26176.00
Tel Aviv Israel 27052.00
Damascus Syria 27195.00
Nicosia Cyprus 27391.00
Istanbul Turkey 27860.00
Sofia Bulgaria 28171.00
Belgrade Serbia 28376.00
Zagreb Croatia 28606.00
Budapest Hungary 28792.00
Vienna Austria 28926.00
Prague Czech 29085.00
Frankfurt Germany 29335.00
Luxembourg Luxembourg 29454.00
Paris France 29681.00
Brussels Belgium 29796.00
HiB, New Southgate (NLBP) UK 30000.00