York based children’s toiletries supplier, H&A have Biked to Bungoma for beds! The company cycled 4,210 miles on static bikes, the distance from their office to the location of the Kipcheria Orphanage in Bungoma, Kenya. The challenge took three weeks to complete and the team have raised over £3,000 to supply beds and mattresses for the orphans.
The task began on 1st July and saw staff cycling before and after work as well as during lunchtimes and weekends. Just 18 employees participated and each person had to complete approximately 20 miles per day to stay on target.
The link with the orphanage in Kenya came about due to company Managing Director, Angela Jenkins' link with Bungoma Calling.
Sally Aitken, Assistant Accountant at H&A, said “As H&A sell children’s toiletries in the UK, it makes sense that we should look to support a charity that benefits children who are significantly disadvantaged. Following our success in the York Cycle Challenge in 2012, we decided to arrange this challenge for this worthy cause that is very close to our hearts”.
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