A six-strong relay team from Bibby Distribution has raised more than £3,000 for The Jo Cox Foundation by completing the 2019 Yorkshire Marathon, well ahead of their four-hour target time.
Led by CEO Richard Morson, the team was one of 94 corporates to tackle the 26.2 mile course, finishing in 33rd place with a time of 3 hours and 47 minutes.
Team members included HR Director Dave Haworth; Director of Customer Experience, Jonathan Rose; Compliance Manager for Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, Robin Dearden; Transport Planning Supervisor, Rob Holmes and LGV driver from Bibby Distribution’s Clitheroe depot, Simon Leigh – all completing between three and six miles of the course each.
Morson says: “We wanted to complete this challenge in the spirit of The Jo Cox Foundation – by working together and bringing people together, which is why our team was made up of a mix of drivers, managers and board members.
“It was tough but very rewarding and I’m grateful to all those who have supported us.”
Bibby Distribution’s parent company, the Bibby Line Group, doubled the team’s initial fundraising through its employees’ matched funding scheme.
Jo Cox’s sister and foundation ambassador Kim Leadbeater says: “I would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to the wonderful team at Bibby Distribution for raising money for Jo’s Foundation at the Yorkshire Marathon. It was lovely to be able to cheer the runners in and thank them for their hard work in person. They may have even persuaded me to join them next year, so watch this space!”
The Jo Cox Foundation was established in 2016 by the friends and family of the late Jo Cox MP to help create stronger communities, a better public life and a fairer world.
To support the team, visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/BibbyYorkshireMarathon19
Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.
Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.
The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.
Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years.
Bibby Line Group is a £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine-based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials.
To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk.
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