Something To Shout About
We don’t often shout much about what our staff get up to outside of work – it’s probably best to keep it that way for most of the time – but every now and then we have to make an exception.
And this is one of those times…
First up, the local football team that we sponsor – AC Milano (that has a few of the BestHeating team members in its ranks) – have been busy achieving a whole host of things that we felt it necessary to share with you all.
Next season will be the third that we have sponsored AC Milano and this last year has been the team’s most successful to date – and it’s not just on the field of play that they’ve been making an impact.
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!
This season has seen the team scoop a wealth of awards, from winning The Faith Olivia Memorial Cup, The Nelson & Colne 6-A-Side League and even becoming the Burnley & District Sunday League Division 2 champions!
An impressive haul for everyone involved, we’re sure you’ll agree and we’re very pleased and proud that we will be continuing our sponsorship of the team for the coming season too!
So, good luck for the year boys!
But team captain and manager – Callum Krzysik – has been up to a lot more than overseeing a winning football team.
A lot more…
Charity Begins At Home
On Friday 23rd June, Milano’s team captain and manager and a proud BestHeating Trade Account Specialist – Callum Krzysik – set out with three intrepid companions – Jonny White, Jack Bamford & Matt Fenn – from Bowness-on-Solway on the West coast of England to walk the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall.
It was their intention to walk from one side of the country to the other – a total of 87 miles – in an amazingly rapid 3 days raising funds for the British Red Cross – finishing their journey in Wallsend on the 25th!!
Now, this is impressive as it is but sounds even more miraculous when you consider that the journey is normally made in 6 or 7 days.
The lads had to walk a simply staggering 29 miles EVERY DAY, over rough terrain and carrying around 20 kilos in their backpacks.
A truly astonishing feat for an incredible cause!
A Rose For Everyone
The fundraisers had planned to do the journey in memory of those that tragically lost their lives in the Manchester Arena attack in May – leaving a rose every mile for the first 22 miles of their arduous journey.
And they duly did so.
But there were other tragic events that took place prior to the boys setting out on their journey – the London Bridge Attack, the Grenfell Tower Fire and the Finsbury Park mosque attack – so the following eight miles saw a rose laid for the London Bridge victims too.
In raising the best part of £700 (and rising) Callum feels that it was all worth the pain and effort to help such a good cause for such a poignant reason.
“It’s easily the toughest thing I have ever done,” Callum says. “But the pain and sleep deprivation was all worth it for the beauty we’ve seen and for the cause,” he added. “The British Red Cross are amazing and they deserve every penny.”
We Love Humanity
As well as leaving these touching and heartfelt markers, Callum and his companions laid a rose at the beginning and the end of their journey with a message explaining who they were, and why they were doing it.
“Roses signify love,” said Callum. “It was a perfect memorial and we’ve had messages from people saying what a lovely gesture it was.”
“We met some amazing people, saw some beautiful scenery and saw a bit of history too,” he says. “We’ve picked up sponsors from the locals along the way and made new friends of everyone we have met.”
Carrying their gear with them, sleeping in hammocks to save weight and battling through some of the toughest terrain the UK has to offer have all been worth it then?
“Definitely,” says Callum. “We’ve mentioned Hadrian’s Wall a few times and with tragedies striking at the heart of the UK, we decided we would make it a ‘We Love Humanity’ walk and get the message out that hatred in society must come to an end.”
And what a way to make a statement!
We can’t congratulate the boys enough and express our amazement at their achievements – it really is something special.
Next up for the adventurers, a 3 Peaks Challenge at the End of July – a challenge that these lads are relishing, of that, we have no doubt!
We’ll leave the final word with Callum, who says: “Thanks to everyone for all your support and kind messages along the way.”
To support Callum, Matt, Jonny and Jack, you can donate to their JustGiving page at – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hadrianswall4mcr we’re sure they would appreciate your support.
Check in on the BestHeating Blog next month to find out how the lads get on during their next fundraising adventure.
Stay Safe & Happy Heating!