On Sunday 11th June, over 40 of our brave staff took part in the gruelling 13.1 mile Potters ‘Arf marathon, to raise money for the children’s centre at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. With 16 running, 17 walking and 8 taking part in the relay it was a real Team bjb effort across our branch network and Festival Park Head Office.
Our Managing Director James Beardmore, one of our runners, wanted to support the hospital for looking after his daughter; “Three and a half years ago my Four-year-old daughter Amelia had hip dysplasia and she was look after at the hospital. They did such a good job. They were superb. She is now 100 per cent better and I wanted to support the hospital for everything that they did for my daughter”.
In total, Team bjb raised an impressive £3688.80 and on Friday, James, Paul Lucas, Ian Cheetham and of course our bee, had the pleasure of visiting University Hospital Children’s centre to present our cheque. Matron Janet Hagan was delighted to receive this on behalf of the hospital and expressed her wishes to thank team bjb for all the hard work and dedication endured in raising this fantastic amount.