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Fun and Charity Fundraising at Kimble

Kimble employees raise money for charities

From the two-step to the set to, from Boston, Mass to Boston, England, the Kimble team have been going the extra mile to raise funds for charity in recent months.

One example was a two-day, 160-mile charity bike ride to help raise money Brain Tumour Research, motivated by the diagnosis of Carol Hayes, the wife of solution engineer Gary Hayes. In a nod to the US-based office in Boston, Massachusetts, a group of employees and Kimble partners (Salesforce, Elements.cloud, Garwood Solutions and Select Technology) cycled from the Kimble Offices in London, to Boston in Lincolnshire. Read the blog.

Across the pond in Boston, Mass, two Kimble employees ran the Boston marathon. Technical support specialist Lev Rosenzweig-Ziff ran on behalf of the Heather Abbott Foundation, raising $8,500 to help limb-loss sufferers get prostheses.

Solutions engineer Paul Hutchinson took on a personal challenge of running the Paris marathon – Paris, France, this is – with a couple of half marathons in the months before. Paul managed to raise over £1,000 for Anthony Nolan, a blood-cancer charity whose work helped to save one of his friends lives last year.

Kimble employees also entered enthusiastically into fundraising events organised by Salesforce. Six employees from the UK participated in the Salesforce Partner Boxing event in London, raising around £4,000 of the £40,000 total for SportsTraider, a charity which widens participation in sport and volunteering.

And at the end of last year, at a dance competition organised by Salesforce, two Kimble employees raised £8,000, again for SportsTraider. Solutions engineer Paul Hutchinson managed to win the competition, doing the Jive with recruitment consultant Rebecca Pooley.