Over the course of 2017 the H&H Group plc has taken part in a series of fundraising events to raise vital funds for their two chosen charities YoungMinds and Macmillan Cancer Support.
From a gruelling gladiator style challenge to zip sliding from the Tyne Bridge across the River Tyne, and walking the length of Hadrian’s Wall, 70 members of staff from across the H&H Group’s seven operating companies have put their bodies on the line in the name of charity with many other H&H colleagues providing sponsorship.
A total of £9,365.25 has been raised so far, which is a staggering 93% of their overall £10,000 target for the year for their nominated charities. With another two months of 2017 remaining the H&H Group plc are extremely optimistic that they will hit their target.
The first of the H&H Group’s nominated charities is YoungMinds, which are the UK’s leading charity championing the wellbeing and mental health of young people. Fostering a healthy mindset and providing people with support through difficult times is the key to what they do. The second charity of the year is Macmillan Cancer Support which is there right from the moment someone is diagnosed, through the treatment and beyond. The charity team provide a constant source of support giving energy and inspiration to help loved ones take back control of their life, and feel more like themselves once again.
The latest challenge from the group was the Tyne Bridge Zip Slide on 14th October where 16 H&H team members dared to zip 230m across the River Tyne. Raising a total of over £3,000 the event was heralded as a success by Brian Richardson, Chief Executive of the H&H Group plc, who took part in the zip wire. Commenting he said:
“So far, 2017 has been a great success for the Group in terms of the way everyone has come together to raise the funds for our chosen charities. With cancer affecting 1 in 2 of us in our lifetime Macmillan Cancer Support was chosen as it is cause close to so many people’s hearts. Mental health is also an important area and we were very keen to support this via YoungMinds whose patrons are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. In terms of the fundraising activities, the zip slide was certainly both a fun and challenging way to increase the year’s donations and the other events have been equally challenging for those taking part. It is another great example of the H&H team coming together in aid of some very good causes.”
Other events being held as part of their charitable activity include the much anticipated Charity Race Night to be held on Friday 24th November at the Borderway Exhibition Hall base in Carlisle. From 7pm there will be a bar and snacks available with a total of 8 races being held as the entertainment. For more information about the night or if you are interested in sponsoring a race, becoming an owner or donating a prize please contact Anna McGregor at [email protected] or telephone 01228 406235.