Scorching heat wasn’t enough to stop two dedicated runners from tackling a 5K around HiB’s Inspire House distribution site all in the name of charity.
Emma Aherne, account manager at Palletways Birmingham joined Richard Berry HiB Logistics Director, for a run around Birch Coppice Business Park to raise funds for the HiB Around the World Challenge.
The fundraiser, which is taking place throughout 2020, will see HiB employees and the wider community travel more than 30,000 miles, the distance around the world, by walking, running and cycling. All sponsorship donated during the challenge will be split between Alzheimer’s Research UK and National Autistic Society, to help the charities continue their vital work.
Emma, who works directly with the team at HiB to provide logistics solutions, visited Inspire House to take part in the challenge and do her bit for the cause. Talking about the 5K run, Emma said: “HiB has always organised fantastic fundraising events in the past with great success. I knew this would be a perfect opportunity to get involved and give back to our local community.
“It was a hot and very muggy day, so the run was fairly difficult, but it was for a fantastic reason and we had to keep moving! Palletways will continue to support HiB’s fundraising events wherever possible, we have a fantastic working relationship and both view our corporate social responsibility with the utmost importance.”
HiB has used Palletways as a trusted partner since January 2015, using the company’s freight services across UK and Europe to support operations.
HiB Logistics Director Richard Berry said: “I was really pleased when Emma jumped at the chance of joining our charity challenge, it’s another great example of HiB and Palletways working together and highlights the fantastic relationship we’ve built up over the past 5 years.
“The Around the World Challenge is such an important cause, and to get our suppliers and partners involved in raising money for good causes is wonderful.”
During the past eight months, the HiB community has travelled a total of 21,739 miles and has most recently celebrated reaching Hong Kong on the Around the World route map.
To make a donation to the charities and show your support for the Around the World Challenge, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/HiBAroundTheWorldChallenge2020
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