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Pounding the Pavements for Charity

By Alex D'Andrea - 27 June 2019

Teams from Beresfords Head Office and Chelmsford Branch took part in the 21st annual Race4Business event on Wednesday 12 June, organised by Birketts to raise much needed funds for Little Havens Hospice.

Despite the rain showers, nearly 800 people from businesses across Essex and Suffolk gathered in Chelmsford High Street for the 3.5 mile race through the city’s streets and parks. 

The race finished at Birketts’ Chelmsford office in Brierly Place, New London Road where the Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Bob Massey, handed out the prizes and Liz Chaplin, a mother whose 12 year old daughter Ava is cared for by Little Havens, also spoke movingly of the importance of the support the charity provides.

Despite it being the 21st and final race hosted by Birketts, to date the event has raised almost £600,000 for charitable causes and become an annual fixture in the Chelmsford business community calendar.

New Business Centre Manager, Alison Horsley said “I have taken part in the Birketts Race4Business the last couple of years and every time I have been blown away by the support and amount raised! This year was no different! I’m looking forward to next years event where Havens Hospice have taken the reigns”.