13th August 2020

HiB staff celebrate reaching latest destination on Around the World Challenge – Hong Kong!

HiB’s Around the World Challenge has reached its next destination milestone, Hong Kong!

As part of HiB’s ongoing charity fundraiser, employees across the company have celebrated reaching the next destination on the 30,000 mile journey with virtual fortune cookies, flags and traditional recipes.

Decorations marking the achievement were also hung across HiB’s Head Office in New Southgate, London and at the Tamworth-based distribution site and staff working remotely and from the offices were encouraged to share their culinary creations and photos from the day.

Since January, HiB’s workforce of more than 100 has racked up an impressive 21,739 miles while out running, walking and cycling. With less than a third of the total journey still to go, attentions are turning to the next destination – which will be Hanoi in Vietnam.

Sponsorship and donations from the Around the World Challenge are being 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:

CityCountryMilesProgress
HiB, New Southgate (NLBP)UK
HiB, Tamworth (IH)UK91.00Completed
DublinIreland291.00Completed
Halifax, Nova ScotiaCanada2885.00Completed
New York City, New YorkUSA3478.00Completed
Washington, Mary LandUSA3677.00Completed
Orlando, FloridaUSA4441.00Completed
HavanaCuba4814.00Completed
KingstonJamaica5317.00Completed
Panama CityPanama5963.00Completed
BogotaColumbia6454.00Completed
QuitoEcuador6901.00Completed
LimaPeru7758.00Completed
La PazBolivia8379.00Completed
CordobaArgentina9435.00Completed
SantiagoChile9858.00Completed
AucklandNew Zealand15836.00Completed
BrisbaneAustralia17265.00Completed
Port MoresbyPapua New Guinea18570.00Completed
ManilaPhilippines21024.00Completed
Hong KongChina21739.00Completed
HanoiVietnam22236.00Next Stop
MandalayBurma22888.00
DhakaBangladesh23280.00
KathmanduNepal23696.00
New DelhiIndia24193.00
KarachiPakistan24877.00
MuscatOman25436.00
Abu DhabiUAE25691.00
RiyadhSaudi Arabia26176.00
Tel AvivIsrael27052.00
DamascusSyria27195.00
NicosiaCyprus27391.00
IstanbulTurkey27860.00
SofiaBulgaria28171.00
BelgradeSerbia28376.00
ZagrebCroatia28606.00
BudapestHungary28792.00
ViennaAustria28926.00
PragueCzech29085.00
FrankfurtGermany29335.00
LuxembourgLuxembourg29454.00
ParisFrance29681.00
BrusselsBelgium29796.00
HiB, New Southgate (NLBP)UK30000.00