Food workers aiming to walk three million steps for Bluebell Wood

The team at the Greencore food manufacturing site in Kiveton is stepping up to help to raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 10:00 am

Greencore has a long-standing association with Bluebell Wood and has, through its sites in Kiveton, Manton Wood and Barlborough, helped to raise thousands of ponds for the North Anston hospice in the past decade.

The latest endeavour involves the senior management team at the site committing to walk a massive three million steps in March.

With 10 members in the team and 31 days available to hit this target, it means each member of the team will need to walk approximately 10,000 steps every day this month.

Greencore’s fundraising efforts will help Bluebell Wood be there for children like four-year-old Rudi

This equates to walking the distance between Greencore’s depots in Inverness and Plymouth, stopping off at all of its 16 manufacturing sites throughout the UK along the way.

The team hopes to raise £5,000 for Bluebell Wood, to donate, click here.

Darren Haywood, general manager at Greencore Kiveton, said: “As a major employer in the region, we know that Bluebell Wood has played a supporting role in the lives of many of our colleagues through the years, and we are immensely grateful for the support they offer to local families.

“We also know that during the Covid-19 pandemic it has been difficult for Bluebell Wood to hold some of its more regular fund-raising activities, which we would normally participate in.

“Therefore, we have decided to go the extra mile ourselves and show our support by taking up this challenge as a leadership team.”

Anna Gott, regional fundraiser at Bluebell Wood, added: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to the fantastic team at Greencore for taking on this epic challenge for us.

“Each step the team takes will help raise much-needed funds so we can help the families in our care make the most for every moment together, whether that’s weeks, months or years.

“It’s been a challenging year for us as a charity, with many of our fundraising events cancelled because of the pandemic, so Greencore’s support really will make a huge difference.

“Best of luck everyone – and make sure you’re all wearing your comfiest shoes.”