Brighouse based Deco-Pak completes a month of fundraising
Brighouse based Deco-Pak has been spending the last month going the extra mile for charity, together tackling over 700 miles and elevations which would have taken them to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and beyond.
The family-run, aggregate business has seen its five strong team of fundraisers come together throughout the whole of March to walk, cycle and run all in the name of the annual fundraising event – Garden Re-Leaf Day, which helps to raise much needed funds for the Greenfingers charity, which builds therapeutic gardens at children’s hospices throughout the country.
Making up the Deco-Pak team was Marketing Director, Craig Hall, Area Sales Manager, Kieran Pitt, Gary Whittaker from Operations, Logistics’ Gary Holme and Ryan Wood, part of the Internal Sales team.
Whilst cheering his team mates on Craig Hall has also been part of the Land’s End to John O’Groats ‘virtual crew’ who have been walking 1,203 miles – the distance between Land’s End and John O’Groats, twice – for Garden Re-Leaf.
In total Craig has run over 200 miles – the equivalent to seven marathons - throughout March despite a knee injury threatening to end his streak of 10km per day. The total elevation of these runs has seen Craig tackle over 6,000m, this is the equivalent of running to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro which stands at 5,895m!
Keen cyclist, Kieran Pitt, has also amassed over 500 miles throughout March, often clocking up distances of 30 plus miles on his daily ride.
Craig Hall, ambassador for Greenfingers and long-term supporter of Garden Re-Leaf Day said: “Garden Re-Leaf Day has always been a key date in our diary but we knew this year was going to be a little different due to the ongoing pandemic.
Couple this with the fact that 2021 marks Garden Re-Leaf’s 10th anniversary and we knew we had to do something big, and something that brought the team together despite like never before.
“I am incredibly proud of the Deco-Pak team and what we have achieved together, and are so grateful to everyone that has already donated to our fundraising efforts. Thank you to each and every one of you. It really does make all the difference when the tiredness is kicking in!”