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Kingdom sponsoring employee in Paris marathon

clip_image001Kingdom is very proud to be sponsoring one of their officers who will be running a marathon for charity next month. Tilbikram (Til) Sambahangphe is taking part in the 2016 Paris Marathon on Sunday 3rd April 2016. Tilbikram has been a security guard at the Malls shopping centre in Basingstoke since 2006.

Tilbikram will be running a distance of 26.2 miles (42.375km) in order to raise money for charity. The Paris Marathon is one of the most popular marathons in Europe, being a scenic race through a famously beautiful city, passing many iconic sites. It starts on the Avenue des Champs-Elysees and passes the Louvre, the Place de la Bastille, goes along the River Seine and under the Pont Neuf, passes the Eifel Tower and finishes on the Avenue Foch.

This will be the second time that Tilbikram has run a full marathon, and he has also taken part in a further 12 half marathons! The photo accompanying this article shows Tilbikram after he completed the London Marathon in 2014. Tilbikram is a former Ghurkha who also helped to raise more than £4,000 for the victims of the huge earthquake in his native Nepal last year. Commenting on his latest fundraising mission, Tilbikram said: “This is a huge task that is both physically and mentally challenging, but I feel ready and confident to take on this challenge. The minimum amount of money that I am hoping to raise for charity is £999 so any contributions big or small will be very much appreciated.”

The charity that Til is fundraising for is St. Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire). St. Michael’s Hospice enables anyone faced with a life-limiting illness, their families and carers, to attain the highest possible quality of life by providing a choice of specialist care and support. Established in 1991, they are located in Basingstoke but serve all of North Hampshire. They care for over 500 patients a year across the community. This is a charity that is very close to the hearts of the Kingdom security team that work at the Malls Shopping Centre, as one of their officers there, Andy Rose, was diagnosed with cancer and died at the hospice at the young age of 46. He sadly fought a very short battle which took his life within a couple of months. Kingdom’s Beccy Ronald said: “Andy was a well respected part of my team and touched everyone with his massive smile and big heart. We would be very grateful to anyone who can sponsor Til to help make his charity target for this great cause”. For more information about St Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire) and the work they do, please visit https://www.stmichaelshospice.org.uk/.

Kingdom is pleased to be sponsoring Tilbikram to raise money for this very worthy cause. If you would like to sponsor Tilbikram and donate money to St. Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire), or want to find out more about Tilbikram’s fundraising efforts and the work that St. Michael’s Hospice (North Hampshire) does, you can do so via Tilbikram’s Just Giving page - https://www.justgiving.com/Tilbikram-Sambahangphe-Limbu. Making a donation through JustGiving is simple, fast and secure, and once you donate they send your money directly to the charity, making it the most efficient way to donate, saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

Kingdom believes that it is crucial to their core business success to act responsibly as a business, with the highest social, environmental and ethical standards. Kingdom wants to achieve financial success, but also wants to create value for their stakeholders – from shareholders to customers, employees to business partners, and society as a whole.

Corporate responsibility informs everything they do, and is deeply embedded in their core company values. These values influence their approach to work and guide the way they treat their employees, their customers and grow their business. This is why Kingdom is pleased to both support the fundraising efforts of one of their employees and to be able to give money to a very worthy charitable cause. To find out more about Kingdom please visit http://www.kingdom.co.uk/.