March has seen lots of suppliers go that extra mile for Garden Re-Leaf Day but one, Deco-Pak, has quietly being making March a marathon month for this annual FUNdraising event – together tackling over 700miles and elevations which would have taken them to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro and beyond.
The Deco-Pak team has been spending the whole of March walking, cycling and running all in the name of charity. The five strong team is made up of Marketing Director, Craig Hall, Area Sales Manager, Kieran Pitt, Gary Whittaker from Operations, Logistics’ Gary Holme and Ryan Wood, part of the Internal Sales team.
Whilst cheering his team mates on Craig Hall has also been part of the Land’s End to John O’Groats ‘virtual crew’ who have been walking 1,203 miles – the distance between Land’s End and John O’Groats, twice – for Garden Re-Leaf. In total Craig has run over 200 miles – the equivalent to seven marathons – throughout March despite a knee injury threatening to end his streak of 10km per day. The total elevation of these runs has seen Craig tackle over 6,000m, this is the equivalent of running to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro which stands at 5,895m!
Keen cyclist, Kieran Pitt, has also amassed over 500 miles throughout March, often clocking up distances of 30 plus miles on his daily ride.
Craig Hall, ambassador for Greenfingers and long-term supporter of Garden Re-Leaf Day said: “Garden Re-Leaf Day has always been a key date in our diary but we knew this year was going to be a little different due to the ongoing pandemic. Couple this with the fact that 2021 marks Garden Re-Leaf’s 10th anniversary and we knew we had to do something big, and something that brought the team together despite like never before.
“I am incredibly proud of the Deco-Pak team and what we have achieved together, and are so grateful to everyone that has already donated to our fundraising efforts. Thank you to each and every one of you. It really does make all the difference when the tiredness is kicking in!”
Find out more
To donate to Craig’s Mar-CHING! Garden Re-Leaf fundraising activities please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mar-ching
To find out more about Deco-Pak’s leading product portfolio, please visit the website at www.deco-pak.co.uk,
Deco-Pak is a family run decorative aggregates, outdoor play and wild birdfeeder and nestbox supplier. It supplies traditional garden centres, DIY and toy retailers all over the UK. Their packing and distribution facility is based in Brighouse, near Halifax in West Yorkshire. 90% of its decorative aggregate products are sourced in the UK, and all of its plastic and card packaging is fully recyclable where facilities exist.