Date published: March 5, 2021
Hankinson Great Easter Egg Run
As part of the continuing celebrations of our 45th anniversary Hankinson Group are eggstatic to announce the launch of the Hankinson Great Easter Egg Run which aims to raise money to provide 450 Easter Eggs to local children’s charities.
Volunteers are stepping forward from each office to run a total of 45 miles each during March and they have each nominated a local children’s charity.
Representing East Midlands is our Nottingham Operations Manager Sean Briggs and his nominated charity is Nottingham’s Rainbows Hospice. As the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, Rainbow Charity provides vital care and support to families impacted by life-limiting conditions.
They also are there to support parents and siblings through their bereavements.
Sean is a glutton for punishment having just completed a charity run in January for Maggie’s Centres but we are sure he has got some miles left in the tank!
Representing our Home Counties office is Tenant Liaison Officer Monika Fox and her nominated Charity is Rocking Horse Children's Charity. Rocking Horse children’s charity’s aim is to improve the lives of sick children throughout Sussex. They are best-known as the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital (the Alex) in Brighton.
Monika said “The Charity were worried they wouldn’t get much this year due to the pandemic, so they were ecstatic to hear that they will be receiving eggs from us. They will be passed on to children cared for by Royal Alexandra Children's Hospital in Brighton”
Operations Manager Keith Dowling is representing the North West team. Keith was due to run the London Marathon last year in aid of Marie Curie, but the marathon was cancelled due to COVID. Keith is planning to run this year so this will be part of his training! Keith has nominated Helping Angels Charity in Stoke, they are a small local charity based in Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire. They support vulnerable adults, children and their families to reach their full potential.
Stepping forward in the West Midlands are Head of Maintenance Andy Besford and Property Maintenance Manager Russell Gooch and their charities are, Royal Stoke Children Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospice. Russell says “My partner Sam is joining me on this challenge and will be counting the miles down!”
Hankinson Group Head of Social Value, Jeremy Hankinson said “At Hankinson we love getting involved in the communities where we live and work and particularly in support of Children. We know It has been a difficult year for many with lockdown, home schooling and for some isolation and we hope to bring a little joy at Easter.”
“I am so eggcited by this initiative, it is fantastic to see each office get involved – their efforts are eggceptional!”
This initiative follows on from some great work in partnership with UNITAS and The Hubb Foundation in Stoke -on-Trent where we provided 520 meals to nine schools across the region.
We will bring progress reports during the month – watch this space.
If you want to get involved or support the runners, please contact Jeremy Hankinson at Jeremy.firstname.lastname@example.org