Plumbworld Product Manager Raises hundreds in Sport Relief Run

Published: Thu Mar 25 2010

Hundreds of people across the Vale of Evesham donned running shoes and sportswear to do their bit for Sport Relief. From the under 5’s to the over 60’s, everyone was out to get involved in this charity event. Schools, colleges and entire communities took part in fundraising activities, to help transform the lives of poor and vulnerable people both in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries.

The Evesham based Plumbworld team always try and do their bit for charity wherever possible and Sport Relief was no exception. Gary Hopkins has been training hard over the last few weeks for the event and has also raised hundreds of pounds in sponsorship money for taking part.

More than 165,000 people took part around the country to complete sponsored walking and running events, raising millions of pounds for Sport Relief, the BBC charity.

Gary Hopkins, Product Manager at Plumbworld said:

"I have been training hard for this event over the last few weeks, I know its for charity but everyone on the day had a competitive spirit and I didn’t for one minute expect I would win the 6 miler! The weather did us proud and the sun was shining all through the event, loads of people turned up to support the runners which was very encouraging for us all. The last couple of miles were tough but I had the support of a few of my Plumbworld colleagues and some close family members cheering me on everytime I passed the start/finish line"

The UK’s largest online retailer of bathrooms also have another charity runner later this year in the form of Operations Director Sean Foy, running the London Marathon and raising money for Clic Sargent, you can follow his blog and progress on his website.

Scott Morris, E-Commerce Manager of Plumbworld said:

"It was a top day all round, lots of fun to be had and lots of money raised for Sport Relief. There was even a girl running in 4 inch high heels, utter madness but I bet she raised a few quid!"

Plumbworld sell a wide range of bathroom products, from complete Bathroom Suites, Electric Showers, all the way to Bathroom Furniture and Shower Enclosures. Top quality own branded products, as well as from the leading industry brands like Mira and Triton.

Plumbworld is based in Evesham, Worcestershire and now employs 50 staff within their 2,000 sqm, purpose built warehouse and offices. The company had a turnover in 2008 in excess of £18 Million. Plumbworld was established in 1999 by James and Anita Hickman who sold the business to The Grafton Group Plc in December 2006.
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