F P Hurley Smash Charity Challenge!
We hiked, we ran, we cycled…all the way to Australia!
We are pleased to say we have smashed our fundraising target after completing the 8 week long charity challenge ‘Bridgend to Bangkok’. We were able to raise £3500 for our chosen charity, Gilfach Goch Community Association (GGCA).
Not only did we surpass the fundraising target, we also completed the 6060 miles needed to reach Bangkok in 4 weeks rather than the 8 we initially set ourselves. The journey did not end there and in a bid to raise as much as possible for the GGCA, we continued our journey completing 9929 miles with a final destination of Bucasia Beach, Mackay in Australia.
Thanks to all the incredible efforts of the participants and generous donations of our sponsors we have exceeded all expectations.
The fundraiser was a great way to engage our staff, bringing them together after a difficult year and encouraging them to be active and spend time outdoors connecting with nature. Spending time outdoors and bringing nature into your everyday life hugely benefits your mental wellbeing and physical health – which is always something we want to promote in our workforce.
Richard Walters, Operational Manager at the GGCA, said:
“The Gilfach Goch Community Association would like to thank FP Hurley for their amazing efforts in raising £3500 that will go towards our community work in Gilfach Goch and surrounding areas. Their achievement is testament to their commitment to projects such as ours and we cannot thank the whole company enough for the amount they’ve raised.
A special thank you to Claire Pilcher for making the initial contact with us, visiting our site and buying in to the work that we do. The money raised will be used to help distribute food parcels to those most in need and to kit out our wood working workshop with workbenches for able and less-abled participants as well as buying tools and equipment for all ages so we have a safe and exciting outdoor teaching area.
Once again thank you to all who took part – your efforts will benefit hundreds of people over the months and years to come. Da Iawn pawb.”
To read more about the challenge and how the funds will help support the work of GGCA, click here.