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Kingdom’s Chris Burman-Day sets himself a huge fundraising challenge

clip_image002Kingdom is looking forward to supporting Business Manager Chris Burman-Day, who will be taking part in a solo adventure race of over 300kms in April next year. Chris’s challenge will involve cycling, trail running and kayaking, and he is aiming to raise £1,000 for the national charity The Children’s Society.

Chris’s challenge will both start and finish at Gloucester Quays / docks. Starting from there, he will cycle 50km to the start of the Cotswold Way national trail at Chipping Campden. He will then run the Cotswold Way trail to Bath. This will be a single run of 170km, which will also include nearly 15,000 feet of ascent, more than four times the height of Snowdon on the run section alone! Following the run he will then cycle the 55km from Bath to Sharpness, before finally kayaking 16km from Sharpness back to Gloucester.

There will be no breaks, as Chris is aiming to complete this challenge in one go. He will therefore be cycling, running and kayaking both day and night with the aim of completing the challenge in less than 48 hours. He had originally just planned to run the 170km length of the Cotswold National Trail, but was challenged to go there any back again.

Chris has set himself this monumental challenge in order to raise money for The Children’s Society, to support the great work they do nationally in promoting social justice and campaigning for children’s rights. They are a national charity that runs local projects, helping children and young people when they are at their most vulnerable and have nowhere left to turn.

For over 100 years The Children’s Society has tirelessly advocated, campaigned and lead the way in supporting children, more recently in working with young run-aways and tackling child poverty and neglect head on to give every child the greatest chance in life. They are a fantastic organisation dedicated to supporting the future of our country.

For anyone who would like to support Chris in his fundraising efforts you can do so via his JustGiving page - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/runningthecotswoldway - where you can also keep up to date with how well he is doing.

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. They want to achieve financial success, but also want to create value for their stakeholders - from shareholders to customers, colleagues 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 colleagues, their customers and grow their business.

Innovative, independent and driven to explore new ways, Kingdom successfully manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard specialising in security, cleaning and environmental protection. Our national network of regional support offices manage thousands of service personnel to the highest standard, benchmarked by all the major UK quality accreditation bodies.

Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest independently owned companies in the UK within their areas of service expertise. Commercially strong they have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding their services and offering a complete support service to their customers.

Kingdom take a fresh approach to the support services market: adapting to the proliferation of new technologies and emerging security threats, whilst also offering their customers a leaner, smarter and more connected way of working.

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