Staff at Redditch-based level measurement manufacturer Hycontrol are preparing to stage a fundraising event in memory of a late colleague, with proceeds going to the British Heart Foundation. The event will take place on Saturday 20th June and will raise funds in the memory of popular sales representative Chris Reece, who passed away unexpectedly from heart problems whilst on holiday in July 2014.
The event will see Chris’s colleagues undertaking a 35-mile bike ride from Redditch to Malvern, followed by a hike across the Malvern Hills. Many of Hycontrol’s 50-strong staff will be taking part with their families and collecting sponsorship for the event. The company will also be sponsoring each participant.
Hycontrol MD Nigel Allen said: “Chris was very healthy and active, and always liked a challenge whether at work, at boules or on the badminton court. Hycontrol has always been a very closely-knit team and we thought that a good way of paying tribute to Chris was to set the Malvern challenge, and to help raise money for the British Heart Foundation in the process.”
Chris’s brother, Nick Reece, who is also a sales representative at Hycontrol, said: “I’m proud that the Hycontrol team have come together like this in Chris’s memory and hope that we can raise as much money as possible for this vitally important charity.”
Anyone who would like to contribute to the fundraising efforts can do so through a special JustGiving website at the following address: www.justgiving.com/Hycontrol