Thursday 28th Jul 2016
- £41,000 was raised
- The Hitachi Capital team walked the marathon distance
Hitachi Capital continues fundraising efforts by sponsoring Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals Charity’s Grand Canal Challenge. The marathon distance walk, run or cycle between the two hospitals raised an incredible £41k. The money will provide vital funds to help build an extension to Harefield Hospital’s intensive care unit.
Hundreds of people and comedy legend Harry Enfield took part in the day long challenge, which ended at the Old Orchard Pub where weary participants were greeted with live music, a BBQ and Craft-Beer Festival. We even had our very own Hitachi Capital team - Raj Deol, Geoff Wigg, Matt White and his son Josh White, who walked the marathon distance – a fantastic effort!
Most participants had a special connection with the hospital, including Hitachi Capital (UK) plc whose employee, Vanessa Bradley, had a pioneering lung transplant at Harefield hospital which saved her life.
Robert Gordon, CEO, Hitachi Capital commented: “We were delighted to have the opportunity to sponsor the Grand Canal Challenge. The event was a great success and raised vital funds for the hospitals. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospitals, they mean a lot to both us and our staff and we are thankful for all they have done for Vanessa.”