Greencore staff smash 'three million steps' target to raise more than £3,500 for Bluebell Wood

A dedicated team at Greencore in Kiveton stepped up to raise more than £3,500 for Bluebell Wood children's hospice by committing to a massive three million steps throughout the month of March.

By Sophie Wills
Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 10:51 am

With 10 senior management members in the team and 31 days to meet the target, it meant each fundraiser needed to walk around 10,000 steps every day.

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 ended up surpassing their target by hitting 4,277,772 steps in total, raising an impressive £3,666.28 for Bluebell Wood.

The team raised more than £3,500.

Food manufacturer 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 pounds for the North Anston hospice over the past decade.

The hospice needs around £14,000 each day to keep its doors open, and receives only 15 per cent of its funding from the government.

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.

“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.”

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