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Higgins Group goes Red for British Heart Foundation

Posted: 08/02/2016

Higgins Group took to their bikes….well stationary bikes…to support this year’s Wear it. Beat It day on 5th February to help the British Heart Foundation.

The company has been touched by heart disease and was very keen to support the charity.  With the help of Trade Fitness Solutions, who kindly loaned the bikes for the day, the staff at head office and across the sites took part in a bike-a-thon to see how many kilometres they could cycle.

To add a competitive edge they divided themselves into teams – Team Bradbury and Team Francis. The top three women were: Emma Best with 15.3km, and joint second by a couple of wheel turns were Shelley Davis & Elaine Harman both tied on 15.2km.

For the men Phil Burns came first with 18.4km, followed by Ashley Wighton with 18km and Jordan Walker, who started the day with a huge 17.2km setting the mark to beat. A cake sale was also held and Gabriel Square site helped add to the total by ‘turning it red’ on site.  

Team Bradbury cycled a total of 303.6km while Team Francis cycled 309.3km, making an overall total of 613km.

A vast amount of delicious red themed cakes were also made by the staff and enjoyed by the staff throughout the day. A big thank-you goes to those who took time to bake including Susan Andrews, Nicola Thomas, Jo Farnsworth, Karen Kendal, Angela Harrison, Kathy Tokens and Martin Higgins. In total the company raised just over £1000 for the charity.

The Wear it. Beat it. Day is held annually to help the British Heart Foundation fight for every heartbeat and raise money for life saving research. People are invited to get ‘reddy’ by wearing red and hosting a red event with friends, family or colleagues.

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