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BHETA’s Lockdown Challenge Update….


The BHETA team are very proud to announce that we have walked, or ran, a total of 1,317 miles in our BHETA Lockdown Challenge, smashing our 1,018 extended target by a whole 299 extra miles for a great cause, The Rainy Day Trust. In the process we have raised over £1,000 and there is still time to sponsor us!

Nicola Adams, Members Services Manager has said “The Rainy Day Trust is the only charity which exists solely to help people who work or have worked in the UK’s home improvement and enhancement industry, so it’s a great cause for BHETA to support. We are all hoping that the BHETA membership will continue to sponsor the team, so we can raise funds which are much needed in these difficult times”.

The team aimed to collectively walk 1018 miles during lockdown, that being the distance between BHETA’s most northerly member, housewares manufacturer, Aydya based in Dundee and the most southerly, heating and plumbing supplier, Select Products based in Torbay. Initially the team were just going to walk the distance once, but because they started so well, they decided that despite the blisters they were going to double their efforts by making the journey twice; a target which they have done so well to achieve.

Nicola, who organised the challenge has said “Amazing results! Our target was 1018 miles and we have totally smashed it! It’s a fantastic team effort as we have all contributed to this result for the Rainy Day Trust”

The BHETA 500 Mile Walk team comprised of Nicola Adams, Helen Farnell and Zara Miah from BHETA Member Services, Marketing Manager, Steve Richardson, Chief Operating Officer, Will Jones, Executive Chairman, Andrew Weiss, Seema Grantham, Housewares Sector Manager, Keeley Vernon, DIY Sector Manager and Finance Director, Clare Holland.

There is still time to sponsor the BHETA team on their huge achievement. Anyone wishing to do so should contact Member Services Manager, Nicola Adams on or 07946 078566.or visit the justgiving page using the link below. 


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