Bakers Waste Services Ltd Announces Bodie Hodges Foundation Official Partnership
- Budget set for Bakers Waste to take part in 12-months of fundraising events
- Bakers Waste to support Nick Hodges’ 5 in 5 Continent Run; sponsoring 1st marathon in Bangkok
- Initial 12-month period, with plans to extend partnership for many years to come
Everybody at Bakers Waste is proud to be officially partnering with Bodie Hodges Foundation for a 12-month period. We are excited to be able to share a calendar of fundraising events with you very soon, any support would be greatly appreciated.
In 2020 Ian Stringer and Nick Hodges contacted Bakers Waste; desperately searching for a solution to their ice bath woes! Yes, you read that correctly…Ian asked for an ice bath and Bakers Waste delivered…in the form of an ice bin bath. You can watch Ian and Nick jumping into their ice bin bath by clicking here.
Furthermore, after providing a bin filled with ice to help facilitate recovery from the pair’s 10-mile run that morning, Bakers Waste offered sponsorship for Nick, Bodie Hodges Founder, and Ian, BBC Sports Presenter to allow them to run 5 marathons in 5 continents in 5 days and 12 months fundraising support of Bodie Hodges Foundation, once COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted.
With a generous budget set for fundraising events and an additional day’s holiday for Bakers Waste staff to take part in them, Baker Waste is well equipped to support the Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland-based charity in 2021/ 2022.
Bodie Hodges Foundation, founded in 2012 by Nick Hodges, offers bereavement support for families in Leicester, Leicestershire, and Rutland following the tragic death of 10-month-old-son, Bodie Hodges. Feeling the pain of losing a child first hand, Nick and his family turned something negative into a positive, by supporting families who are experiencing that same hurt.
Founder at Bodie Hodges Foundation, Nick Hodges, said:
“As a small but ambitious charity, the Bodie Hodges Foundation is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a well-established and respected company as Bakers Waste. Since first approaching Bakers Waste for help with our 5 Continent Challenge we have received great support, with Bakers Waste becoming our first official corporate sponsor for the event. We are therefore delighted that we have now been able to develop this relationship into an official charity partnership that will see us work together closely over the coming months to help us to continue to support families bereaved of a child.”
Bakers Waste Managing Director, Paul Baker, said:
“Since our humble beginnings in 2002, we have always strived to stay true to our roots and support the local communities who support us every day. A big part of this is and always will be looking to independent, local charity organisations and seeing how we can use our position to offer support. I am extremely proud that Bodie Hodges Foundation will be the latest addition to this tradition. A relatively new charity, but one we have heard of on numerous occasions and always fondly.
I look forward to Bakers Waste sharing our calendar of fundraising events over the next 12 months and developing the partnership we have with Bodie Hodges for many years to come”.
Below you can find a full line-up of our 12-months of fundraising events, all in aid of Bodie Hodges Foundation! If you would like to support us by donating, please click here. Thank you in advance, donations of any size are greatly appreciated.