2016 - August 2016

Join the Stampede with Herd of Sheffield’s charity challenge – 25/08/16

Herd of SheffieldThe Children's Hospital CharityHenry the Constructor by Deven Bhurke'Heard Sheffield?' by artist Temper

Since July, Henry Boot Construction have been working with The Children’s Hospital Charity to help deliver and promote the Herd of Sheffield, a fundraising event in and around Sheffield city centre. Henry Boot worked in conjunction with sister company Banner Plant through the night and early hours of the morning over four consecutive days to deliver the elephants at 58 locations. Henry Boot have sponsored two elephant sculptures for the event, ‘Henry the Constructor’ is currently displayed in the Botanical Gardens and ‘Heard Sheffield?’ can be found in Tudor Square. The elephants have a unique design, one is linked to the construction industry and depicts the elephant in PPE and the other elephant features photorealistic portraits of famous musical performers from Sheffield.

Throughout September, Herd of Sheffield are challenging people to run, swim, cycle or walk a distance of 60km, as part of the ‘Virtual Stampede’ event.There will even be an exclusive limited edition Herd of Sheffield 2016 Stampede medal for everyone who registers and completes the full 60km distance. The challenge will begin Thursday 1 September, it is open to individuals of all ages and abilities and will help raise much needed funds for the charity. We would like everybody to take part with their friends, partners and children, either at your own pace or organise a team to complete the challenge with you. For more information visit Everyday Hero UK: Virtual Stampede 2016

There will also be an individual team event in early September which is being organised by Henry Boot Construction, Herd of Sheffield and Nabarro solicitors. There will be clues to solve, elephants to find and alcoholic beverages included. Keep an eye out as more information about the event and how to get involved will be available soon.

Rebecca Staden, Fundraising Manager at The Children’s Hospital Charity said,

“The team at Henry Boot have been tremendous supporting partners on the Herd of Sheffield project and we’re so pleased that they’re getting involved with the Virtual Stampede too. The money raised through the Virtual Stampede will go towards funding two physiotherapy rooms in the new build of Sheffield Children’s Hospital, providing the best environment and equipment possible to help patients recover more quickly."

For more information contact:

Karen Fisher
Business Development Manager
kfisher@henryboot.co.uk