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The Healthy Workplace Project backs charity triathlon

Published 25th July, 2013 by Neil Nixon

The Healthy Workplace Project backs charity triathlon

Kimberly-Clark Professional backed staff at channel partner Bunzl UK & Ireland as they set out to raise £20,000 for charity. A total of 84 colleagues from Bunzl took part in the Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Blenheim Palace Triathlon in June - led by managing director Paul Budge. They were sponsored by The Healthy Workplace Project.

Participants from Bunzl raised the cash for both the event charity, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, their own personal charities and the company's chosen charities - Alzheimer's and Hospitality Action.

Held at Blenheim Palace, a 2000-acre stately home in Woodstock near Oxford, the triathlon comprised a lake swim of 750 metres followed by 19.8 kilometres of cycling and then a 5.4 kilometre run through the venue's beautiful grounds. The event attracted in the region of 7000 entrants of all ages and abilities.

Craig Bowman, end user marketing manager - UK at Kimberly-Clark Professional, said: “This incredible effort by 84 Bunzl staff raised thousands of pounds for charity, and we're proud to be sponsoring them through The Healthy Workplace Project. Training for, and taking part in, a triathlon is a wonderful way to get fit and stay healthy, so it's completely in tune with the principles behind The Healthy Workplace Project.”

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