To the depot and back

To The Depots and Back!

Over the next 12 months the TMS Implementation Team at Bibby Distribution will be applying a new TMS solution across all Distribution depots in the UK. Whilst completing this process they have challenged themselves to row, bike, swim and run the round trip distance from the Head Office in Liverpool to all Bibby Distribution sites in the UK……..all 19,500 miles!!

To achieve their target they need to average 100 miles a day, which they will complete in the gyms of the hotels they stop in as they travel around the country.

Each member of the team will log their mileage on a centralised spread sheet, which will be posted regularly on their sponsorship, Facebook and twitter page.

They have chosen two charities to raise money for; MacMillan Nurses and Martin House.

Martin House Hospice cares for children and young people with progressive life-limiting illnesses and provides support for them and their families.

The team chose Martin House, to say thank you for the support and care they offered fellow employee Mark Lister and his late son Elliott. Elliott had a very rare Neuro-degenerative condition known as Niemann-Pick Type C Disease. Niemann-Pick disease type C (NPC) is an extremely rare genetic disorder arising from build-up of glycosphingolipids particularly in the Central Nervous System. These build up in toxic quantities as unesterified cholesterol, causing structural and functional damage in cells and tissues. Elliott died in September 2003, just 2 days before his 9th birthday. Elliott used to go to Martin House for respite care, and they continued to help Mark and his family with bereavement counselling after he died. They provide an invaluable service to families of children with life limiting illnesses.

MacMillan Nurses, as many know, is a source of support, helping with all the things that people affected by cancer want and need. It's not only patients who live with cancer; they also help carers, families and communities. This charity funds the vital nurses and other specialist health care professionals, as well as building the cancer care centres themselves.