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Virtual Charity Event 2020

Compete to raise money and awareness

Join your colleagues around the world


  • For the first time ever, we will be encouraging Hitachi Capital staff around the world to participate in a virtual charity event.

Great, what's the event?

The virtual event is accessible for all Hitachi Capital staff across UK,  United States and the Netherlands. Each participant will be required to complete a 5km run or walk between 14 - 27 September 2020. You can do it in the great outdoors, on a running machine, on your own or as part of a team. Then send us over a picture - it can be anything you want, whether that’s a screen shot from your fitness app/Strava, a selfie whilst running or even just the scenery if you’re camera shy.

How do I sign up?

Visit our JustGiving page and donate a minimum of £5 to take part in the initiative. All funds will be matched by HCUK and donated to our chosen charity, Genetic Disorders UK, a charity who provide information and support to all those affected by genetic disorders. The charity estimates that there are over 2.4m children and adults living with a genetic disorder in the UK, and we want to do our bit to continue supporting this fantastic charity.

Donate and get involved today


Get involved

Send over your entry by e-mailing michael.porter@hitachicapital.co.uk directly with your image and your accompanying description (15 words max.). Time to get creative!


Win up to £500 for your chosen charity

  • What's your incentive?

    Each participant will receive a Hitachi Capital 5k medal to include on your e-mail signature.

  • Should you win, you will able to take home the following:

  • 1st Place - £500 for your chosen charity*, a Fitbit charge 4, an EVS Bag + Branded EVS Cross Pen & Pencil Set

  • 2nd Place - £300 for your chosen charity*, EVS Bag + A5 Branded Grey Notepad Stationary + EVS Pens

  • 3rd Place - £100 for your chosen charity*, EVS Bag + EVS Branded Pen, EVS Mobile Phone Kickstand + EVS Pen

* Your chosen charity must adhere to HCUK's Charity Policy. We will make our donation via a credit card.



Vote for your favourite

Vote for Tim Appleyard

5K9: my perfect way to start the working week, running at sunrise with the dog

Vote for Faye Porteus

Fish supper for the Grey Heron!

Vote for Regina Laudieri

King St. in CT, over the Merritt Parkway into NY alongside wooded scenic residential run

Vote for Clare Downs

Perfect way to start the morning 😊

Vote for Andrea Hofer-Yusi

Sights along my route, the beauty of nature keeps me going.

Vote for Suzy Burgoyne

Supported my friend on her GNR journey - Completed in 2 hour 8 mins!

Vote for Sam Robinson

Great to have a friend pacing me around . . . it’s a shame he dropped out after 100 metres.

Vote for Gemma Rankine

5k run done in denim! No records broken, a puffy knee but a great cause!

Vote for Yusuke Sakanoshita

Vote for Yoko Bessey

too unfit to run so decided to walk. It was a beautiful warm summary day

Enjoyed the walk and the view of the park!

Vote for Simon Oliphant

Misty morning Cross Country – Life in the old dog (s) yet!

Vote for Theresa Lindsay

5km done 😊  part of my 100 miles in 30 days Running Down Dementia challenge

Vote for Alan Raison

Enjoying the last of the summer sun, even if my face doesn’t agree!

Vote for Katie Pryor

24 degrees… Sun cream would’ve been wise... My face was slightly too red to share.

Vote for Hiroyuki Fukuro

our Board director Mr Fukuro also joined!

Vote for Masako Itakuro Towner

Great run along the Thames!

Vote for Roger Stone

The picture is of The Whispering Knights, a burial chamber thought to date to around 3,800BC. Home is just behind the line of trees on the horizon and the walk was more like 8km!

Vote for Gideon Stanley

Upped the pace for a regular run route and manged to do 2nd fastest time on this route!

Vote for Katie Bauer & Wendy Howlett

Mum and daughter run along the Thames in the sunshine!

Vote for John Coman

A helpful paw goes a long way!

Vote for Takuyo Takubo

Vote for Naotaka Sakai

Great exercise in the green.

Vote for Andina Spiers

I hate walking, but 3.5 miles and 4.5 hours later we managed to complete the walk.

Vote for Anthony Wilson

Walk up Cademuir Hill in Scotland with my partner.  It was rather windy!

Vote for Jo Morris

5k done in beautiful Bushy Park. Deer in rutting season so didn’t get too close!

Vote for Steve Lowe

Wild horses couldn’t catch me

Vote for Steph Dique

Building up to our 100k walk to Brighton next year for Alzheimer Research UK!

Vote for Kerrie Payne

Up a 4am drove to the Roaches – near Leek and walked and rock climbed – saw the sunset then home.

Vote for Jo Moore

Giving Coronavirus a run for its money!

Vote for Robert Gordon

On those chubby legs, anything is possible!

Vote for Martyn White

Vote for Jeremy Johnson

Not convinced


  • Cast your vote

    Choose your favourite picture from the competition.

    Votes close on  4 October.

    The winner will be announced on W/C 5 October.

Please state the name of the person who submitted your favourite entry.