Eco-Friendly Manufacturers Bake for Charity with Colourful Incentive
MD Angela Gill, HR Manager Sara Gibb and Sales Administrator Morwenna Bunt from Burgess Hill based Bio-Productions have swelled the ranks of the Colour Obstacle Rush event in Brighton, in support of their designated charity St Peter & St James Hospice.
The Colour Obstacle Rush is an exhilarating event which takes place at Brighton Racecourse on 22 June 2019. It combines the thrill of an obstacle course over 5km with the atmosphere of a music festival and the fun of coloured powdered runs thrown in. Contestants will negotiate 20 obstacles with 8 colour stations and 20 music zones. They can recover from the mania of racing in a special chill out area called ‘colour from the skys’.
Entrants pay an entrance fee and then guarantee to raise £200 each for their chosen category. This charitable trio have set up a justgiving page for anyone that would like to support them: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sara-gibb2
The philanthropist fun started yesterday when HR Manager, Sara staged her own mini bake off. She brought in a selection of baked goodies to sell to staff at Bio-Productions HQ. Amongst the sweet treats were Victoria sandwich sponge, scones, banana loaf and double chocolate cookies. Sara made a sterling start towards her pledge of £200 by raising £100.
Bio-Productions formulates, tests and makes a range of award-winning, environmentally-friendly, industrial cleaning products which are exported around the world. In December 2014 a management buyout by three employees which has led to both UK and international success.
About the initiative, Angela said, “As a company we love to support local good causes, especially when we can improve our fitness at the same time. All the team at Bio are supporting us and we look forward to presenting a cheque to the Hospice in a few weeks time”.
– ends – 30 May 2019
Note to editors:
The first Colour Obstacle Rush was held in Finland in 2014 under the Finnish name ‘Variestejuoksu’. The 2014 tour became the most popular obstacle run series in Scandinavia. With the inaugural season being a smashing success, the phenomena expanded to the US and Europe from 2015. Read More
St Peter & St James Hospice, supports, empowers and cares for people towards and at the end of life. Through its inpatient ward, wellbeing services and specialist community nursing team, it offers expert and compassionate hospice care to adults living with terminal illness in Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Lewes, Uckfield and the surrounding villages. Hospice care is very much about living well and the care is personalised to every individual; the team are passionate about helping people to achieve their best possible quality of life and to do this, it focuses on the things that matter most to them. The hospice also understands that illness affects everyone close to that person, so they are there for family and friends too – whether that is through services such as counselling, befriending or complementary therapy. As a charity, St Peter & St James rely on the generosity of its community to cover more than 80% of its running costs. The support that it receives from local business and those in the community truly makes a difference.