Staff at financial services firm in Leamington are aiming to complete 410-mile charity challenge
Staff at HB&O Financial Services in Leamington are helping raise vital funds for The Myton Hospices this March using a combination of cycling, running, walking, rowing, hopping or any other method of movement excluding motorised vehicles, to complete a 410-mile charity challenge.
They aim to raise a fantastic £2,000 from their challenge, which will be split between The Myton Hospices and NSPA – National Suicide Prevention Alliance – Coventry & Warwickshire Mind.
All parts of the challenge will be conducted in a safe, socially-distanced and rule-abiding manner.
The team were inspired to hit the fundraising trail by Margaret Keenan, the first patient in the world to receive the Covid vaccine at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire on December 8 last year.
“Margaret started something we will all benefit from and HB&O Financial Services decided to recognise this landmark occasion by basing our 2021 Charity Challenge around it,” said Anthony Baynham, a Director of the Leamington-based firm.
“Our aim is to exceed a combined distance of 410 miles by travelling virtually to key Covid-19 vaccine landmark locations in England – starting and ending at our offices in Leamington Spa.
“To reach the 410 miles the team are aiming for an incredible average of 22 miles each – all of which must be completed in one day - Saturday 27th March.”
With all charities having been hit hard by the Coronavirus Pandemic, the team wanted to choose two local causes to support from their efforts.
Myton is very close to the heart of many staff members and clients of HB&O Financial Services, who have received care from its three Hospices in Coventry, Warwick and Rugby and through its dedicated Myton at Home service, providing end-of-life care in patients’ own homes.
Anthony added: “We have many clients and close associates whose friends and family have benefitted from the exceptional end-of-life care offered by The Myton Hospices so we are delighted to be able to support them at such a vital time when their fundraising has been hit so hard by the Coronavirus pandemic.
“As a company, we are proud and eager to support key charities in our local community.”
To find out more about the HB&O Financial Services Team challenge – and to make a donation – visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com and search for HBO Financial Services.