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Bank staff’s Valentine’s charity efforts got the heart pumping

Paul Williams on the cross-trainer with other HSBC Market Harborough staff raising money for the Matt Hampson Foundation on Valentine's Day

Paul Williams on the cross-trainer with other HSBC Market Harborough staff raising money for the Matt Hampson Foundation on Valentine's Day

Kind-hearted staff from a Harborough bank completed a fitness challenge as part of a Valentines Day-themed charity event.

Workers from HSBC in High Street took it in turns to complete 70 miles on a cross-trainer in their branch to raise £121 for the Matt Hampson Foundation on Friday.

The foundation was created after former Leicester Tigers player Matt suffered a life-changing neck injury while training for the England under-21s in 2005.

It aims to inspire and support young people injured through sport, as well as changing perceptions of disability.

Throughout HSBC’s opening hours on Friday, staff hopped on and off the cross-trainer to make up the 70 miles – the equivalent of travelling from the branch in Harborough to Matt’s house in Leicester, from Matt’s house to the Tigers’ Welford Road stadium in the city and back to the branch at Harborough.

Olli Yates from the bank said: “The money raised was for an excellent cause and we encouraged anybody passing by to call in and donate some money and cheer the staff on. We chose Valentine’s Day as we thought exercising was a way of looking after your heart which supports Matt’s Get Busy Living motto.”

Paul Williams is pictured on the cross-trainer with his HSBC colleagues.

 

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