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23rd June 2017
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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.
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.
"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," explains Robert Ginsberg, managing director of HiB.
"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."
Cheque it out: the Starlight Children's Foundation receives a lump sum from HiB
L-R (Sev Antac, Victoria Parry (Starlight) and Terry Burr)
1st April 2016