Hull directors smash fundraising target

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Sara Holtby reaches the top of Totterdown Hill

Directors at Hull eco business, Bio-D have raised over £900 for charity after completing the gruelling ‘Big G’ Cyclosportive.

Despite training setbacks resulting from a dislocated shoulder and inclement weather on the day, Lloyd Atkin and Sara Holtby faced the 62k ‘Big G’ challenge with a smile and were delighted to raise so much money for the Allergy UK Nurses Appeal.

Of the achievement, Allergy UK’s fundraising manager, Julia Kitchenham congratulated them and said: “Thanks for sharing and I look forward to supporting you through your next fundraising challenge – on that note, is anyone up for a skydive??!”

Although not necessarily keen on the idea of a skydive, Bio-D’s Managing Director Lloyd Atkin said: “Allergy UK is our charity of the year and we wanted to undertake a significant challenge to raise vital funds.  We didn’t quite appreciate quite how much of a challenge it would be, but the funds raised more than make up for the pain! We set a target of £500, so were thrilled to get over £900.”

Allergy UK launched a nationwide fundraising appeal to raise £1million to provide specialist allergy nurses within communities across the UK last year. Allergy UK’s nurses will help to support GPs to meet the challenge the current allergy epidemic is placing on them within an already overloaded Primary Care health system.

Help us to raise money for Allergy UK Nurses Appeal this Indoor Allergy Week

Allergy-Nurses-Appeal-logoIt’s Indoor Allergy Week and we’re helping the Allergy UK Nurses Appeal to raise £1m to fund specialist allergy nurses.  You can help simply by liking our facebook page – we will donate £1 for every new person who likes our page between now and 30th November and we will enter all new likers into a prize draw to win £50 worth of Bio-D products.  Please encourage your friends and family to like us too and help the Allergy UK Nurses Appeal.

Many thanks

Sara and Lloyd

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Sara and Lloyd

Bio-D joins Allergy UK to lead the fight against allergies

Allergy UK Nurses Appeal LogoHull company, Bio-D, has joined forces with National Charity, Allergy UK, to support them in leading the fight against allergies by choosing their newly launched £1million Nurses Appeal as its Charity of the Year.

Sara Holtby, Sales & Marketing Director at Bio-D first heard of this unique and inspiring fundraising appeal last October when attending the Industry Group Meeting organised by Allergy UK and instantly knew Bio-D had to be part of it. As a company they share the same ambitious aims and objectives as Allergy UK and it seemed like the perfect fit and a great way to further support the 21 million allergy sufferers across the UK.

To kick-start their fundraising, Bio-D is donating money from each order placed on its website for any of their endorsed Allergy Friendly Products. This offer runs up till 9 June 2013. The team is hoping to be able to donate a generous sum to Allergy UK at the end of the year and this activity is just one of many fundraising activities they have planned to ensure their Charity of the Year relationship is a success.

Sara says “Bio-D applauds the work that Allergy UK does to educate people about allergies and provide support for sufferers and we wanted to help Allergy UK to continue its vital work. As producers of Allergy Friendly products, we’re delighted to be supporting the Nurses Appeal by donating 10p from the sale of all of our Allergy UK accredited laundry products between now and 9th June. Visit www.biodegradable.biz for more information.”

Rebecca Carey, Fundraising Manager at Allergy UK says ‘We are thrilled to have the support of Bio-D who are committed to supporting our Nurses Appeal. The money they raise will make a huge difference to the services we are able to offer allergy and intolerance sufferers across the UK’.

‘Allergy UK has launched a nationwide fundraising appeal to raise £1million to provide specialist allergy nurses within communities across the UK. We are taking action after listening and responding to the voice of the allergy sufferer through its surveys, online forum and national helpline. Allergy UK’s nurses will help to support GPs to meet the challenge the current allergy epidemic is placing on them within an already overloaded Primary Care health system’

For more information about Allergy UK, visit www.allergyuk.org or call 01322 619898.