The calories come off and the pounds go on at Haverhill business’ charity fund-raiser
Staff at Genzyme’s site in Haverhill got a sweat on during two charity challenges to help others who are less fortunate.
More than 20 employees at the Rookwood Way business spent five minutes each on a treadmill, a static bike and a rowing machine as part of a triple challenge for Rare Disease Day.
One group took part in the morning and one in the afternoon, with participants donating a sum to be able to do so.
The event netted £264 for Genetic Alliance UK, an organisation that helps people with genetic conditions and is Genzyme’s charity of the year.
HR assistant Carole Rayner said: “There were a lot of very generous people on site.
“A lot of people liked to get involved and give the funds.”
Ten staff also took part in Sprint for the Finish, running 2.5km each to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
The sponsorship money raised from the event, part of the Sanofi (the company that owns Genzyme) Challenge is not yet known.
Prizes were given out for Genzyme’s male and female member of staff who burned off the most calories and cycled the most miles during the triple challenge.
They were: Harvey Johnson, with 3.85 miles and Nick Hodgson, with 283 calories.
Mandy Bunn ran 3.30miles and lost 273 calories to claim both prizes in the women’s section.
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