Giving back, one day for charity

This summer Russell Miles spent time at Glastonbury and we gave him additional leave to do so!

Russell Miles is a Supply Chain Manager in our Wine and Spirits team at Head Office.

This summer he spent four days as part of the Recycling Crew at the Glastonbury festival on behalf of the Bhopal Medical Appeal.

Russell was tasked with collecting litter for four days from 06:00am to 12:00pm.  It was the first time Russell had volunteered to clear the famous festival’s site but he wasn’t on his own, there were hundreds of people involved in Recycling and he joined the Pyramid Stage Crew which was approximately 100 people split into four teams. 

Russell still had to pay for his Glastonbury ticket however all the money went to his chosen charity rather than the festival organisers.

And it wasn’t a ‘rubbish’ way to experience the festival - Russell assured us it was great fun and that he’d do it all over again.

Here are a few of our fundraising highlights:

  • In Edinburgh a team completed a Gung Ho, a 5k run and climb over an inflatable obstacle course.
  • In Birmingham a team ran two Wolf Runs which are 10K runs in the countryside through mud, woods and obstacles.
  • 22 members of the Leeds store slipped on their sensible shoes and walked from our Manchester store back to Leeds in a day!
  • And 20 members of the Manchester store scaled new heights taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. 

Charlotte Porter from Mind said

"This money will help us to provide life-changing support and information to people who are unwell, or worried and frightened for someone they care about. It will also help us to continue to be a strong collective voice for the one in four of us who will experience a mental health issue every year.  Thank you so much to everyone from Harvey Nichols that has contributed."