Reeds Relay | Miles for Macmillan

10th July 2018

To mark their 140th anniversary the HHRP team decided to take on an ambitious 140-mile relay around Cumbria.  The event was held over 7 days in July.  Twenty two members of staff – 50% of the workforce took up the challenge, covering mountains and terrains at all levels.

Starting at the office and factory on Southend Road in Penrith, the route heads up to Carlisle, to visit our parent and sister companies at H&H Group, then through Borrowdale and Keswick, making a pit stop at the Milnthorpe office and factory.

The route then makes its way up to Kendal and Ullswater before the final leg back to H&H Reeds Printers in Penrith. Organised as a relay, it begins with a 10-mile run and followed by a mixture of cycling, and walking, to satisfy the range of athletes in the HHRP team!

Announcing details, Andy Jackson, H&H Reeds Printers Managing Director, who cycled on the first day, gives further background to this milestone and fundraising event: “We have had a really good response from staff who’ve put themselves forward for different sections of the route, which is great. Most will be walking but some will be running and some will be cycling. The plan is to cover 140 miles around Cumbria, also popping in to see those along the route who have supported us over the years, our clients, colleagues and sister companies.”

“Raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support was a natural choice and a joint staff decision. We felt it was a fitting way to highlight the company’s long history in Cumbria and to give something back to a charity which offered great support to a Reeds member of staff and his family”, says Andy.

During the last 140 years, we have evolved as a business has evolved to meet an ever-changing market, introducing new technology and acquiring a signage and digital print company along the way. However, one thing which has not changed is the continuous commitment, customer care and support from all of our staff.

You can donate to Macmillan Cancer Support for Reeds Relay by clicking here.