23rd March 2016

A Double Whammy – HiB Presents Cheques To Chosen Charities

It was certainly a time for spreading the goodwill at HiB HQ this month as the leading bathroom brand presented not one but two cheques to the value of £4,759.90 to nominated charities Starlight and Mind. Cheque it out: the Starlight Children’s Foundation receives a lump sum from HiB L-R (Sev Antac, Victoria Parry (Starlight) and Terry Burr) As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations, an impressive £9,519.80 was raised in an epic fundraising challenge held last September which saw a total of 12 employees embark on the UK’s infamous Three Peaks Challenge. The gruelling trek saw participants summit three of the highest peaks in the UK; Snowdon (1085m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Ben Nevis (1344m) in just 24 hours in a bid to raise as much funds as possible for the businesses’ two chosen charities. Robert Ginsberg, managing director of HiB comments: “While we’ve done lots of fundraising events in the past, as it was our 25th anniversary last year we wanted to take it one step further – and the 24-hour Three Peaks Challenge seemed the perfect choice. “Although it was certainly a tough ordeal, the outcome was fantastic with everyone getting on board to support us and helping us to raise such a significant amount for two very important causes. “Starlight is an incredibly inspiring charity which aims to grant wishes for terminally ill children while MIND provides much-needed support to those suffering from a mental health problem – a cause which is even more pertinent given that it is now estimated that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year. Both of these charities are close to our hearts here at HiB and we hope the funds will help to make a real difference.”