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:

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 Next Stop
Mandalay Burma 22888.00
Dhaka Bangladesh 23280.00
Kathmandu Nepal 23696.00
New Delhi India 24193.00
Karachi Pakistan 24877.00
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