Employees at HiB have raised almost £10,000 for the company’s two nominated charities – Starlight and Mind.
The bathroom mirrors and cabinets manufacturer raised £9,519.80 in a fund-raising challenge that saw 12 of its employees take part in the UK’s Three Peaks Challenge. This involved tackling the three highest peaks in the UK – Snowden (1,085m), Scafell Pike (978m) and Ben Nevis (1,344m) – in just 24 hours.
Robert Ginsberg, managing director of HiB, commented: “While we’ve done lots of fund-raising 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. Mind provides much-needed support to those suffering from a mental health problem – a cause that is even more pertinent, given that it is now estimated that one-in-four 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.”
Pictured top: Left to right – Sev Antac, Victoria Parry (Starlight) and Terry Burr