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KCOM joins forces with leading Hull firms for charity bounce-athon

Several leading Hull companies have proved that gravity is no obstacle and the only way is up when it comes to raising funds for good causes.

Several leading Hull companies have proved that gravity is no obstacle and the only way is up when it comes to raising funds for good causes.

Companies including Gosschalks solicitors, Smith & Nephew, BAE, KCOM and Cobus Communications joined forces for the first of this year’s More Together charity challenges last Sunday (13 May), when they took part in a two hour bounce-a-thon at the Gravity trampoline centre in St Stephen’s shopping centre, Hull.

Called the Bounce To Berlin, the aim of the day was to generate enough jumping distance to power those taking part as far as the German capital.

More than a hundred trampolinists took part in the event to raise money for charities including Platform, a Hull day centre that provides activities and a social space for young adults with learning difficulties.

KCOM’s More Together co-ordinator Michelle Barnes, said: “What a brilliant day for everyone who took part. It was great to see colleagues and their families there having such a fantastic time and burning off so many calories first thing on a Sunday morning - although I think there may have been a few sore limbs at work on Monday morning.”

Sunday’s bounce-a-thon raised more than £500, achieving More Together’s first major milestone of 2018.

Last year more than 17 Hull firms came together to raise more than £74,000, benefiting 31 local charities.

The Bounce To Berlin was the first of three More Together challenges taking place in the coming months.

Next up will be the Total Warrior assault course in Leeds, on Saturday, 23 June, which is perfect for anyone who wants to pitch themselves against the ultimate challenge.

This will be followed by the Beverley 20 walk on Saturday, 8 September.

The circular 20 mile local walk starts and ends at the Humber Bridge and visits the picturesque village of Brantingham, Swanland and Welton along the way.

If your company would like to join some of Hull’s leading firms and be part of More Together visit the initiative’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MoreTogetherHull.

 

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