Colleagues from two Birmingham-based businesses who came together to take on a daring obstacle-filled 10k run have raised over £8,600 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity. 

Teams from Hire Safe Solutions and its sister company, Utility Site Solutions, which have offices in Birmingham and Harbury, joined forces to create a united 24-strong team to take on the Wolf Run 10k challenge after making Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, its charity of the year. 

Both based in the Midlands, Hire Safe Solutions and Utility Site Solutions wanted a local cause to benefit from their fundraising and after open discussions revealed that a high percentage of staff knew someone who had been treated at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, their decision was made. 

With a year-long joint fundraising target of £15,000 set for the companies, the teams knew they would need to do something tough to gain enough sponsorship to stand them in good stead to reach the milestone. A few adventurous colleagues suggested the Wolf Run to combine fitness with fun and teamwork and after some persuasion, 24 colleagues were on board. 

On the weekend of the two-day Wolf Run event, Utility Site Solutions’ team launched themselves into the Saturday run, with Hire Safe Solutions following their lead on the Sunday. The weather was less than favourable, and the course was cold and muddy but the colleagues ploughed on and each team finished together having had plenty of fun. 

Pippa Crinage, HR Manager at Hire Safe Solutions, said: “Fundraising is such an important part of our company ethos, and we pride ourselves in coming together as a Team to raise as much money as we can for our chosen Charity. We’re past the halfway mark already in 2024 and are looking to smash the £15,00 target by the end of the year!” 

Katie Harris, Corporate Partnerships Officer at Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “We’re so grateful to Hire Safe Solutions and Utility Site Solutions for choosing us as their charity of the year for 2024. £15,000 is a big target but they’re off to a flying start with £8,600 already in the pot and that will go on to help improve experiences for the 100,000 sick kids our hospital treats every single year.”