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Calrec's hikers to walk the Calderdale Way in a day - for the people of Ukraine

Monday, 30 May 2022

A Hebden Bridge company is marching its way to its £10,000 target in a bid to tackle the 50-mile Calderdale Way in under 24 hours.

Calrec Audio is raising money for the Disasters Emergency Committee for the people of Ukraine. It is the second walking challenge the company has undertaken in 12 months, having raised over £9,000 for Overgate Hospice in 2021 by completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.

From left to right (back row): Toby Spiller, Joe Gulaiczuk, Robert Reid, Sid Stanley, Andrew Sirous and Kevin Emmott. From left to right (front row): Caleb Price, Francesca Lorico, Richard Morris and Elise Milnes

Calrec's team of hardy hikers will tackle the 50-mile Calderdale Way on 18th June, taking on a climb of more than 9,000 feet - that's more than Ben Nevis and Snowdon combined.

"Over the last few years, the team at Calrec have smashed its charity targets and have raised around £15,000 for Overgate Hospice and Calderdale SmartMove," says Calrec's General Manager, Sid Stanley. "I am proud to see so many of my colleagues from across the organisation get involved in this monumental challenge to help support the people of Ukraine."

Founded in Hebden Bridge in 1964, Calrec is a leading supplier of audio broadcast mixing equipment which is relied on by the world's most successful broadcasters. Its reputation for reliability and audio performance has made it an industry benchmark across the world. 

The team includes members of staff from across the organisation, including R&D, production, customer support, marketing, IT, shipping, and senior management.

According to the United Nations, more than 14 million people have fled their homes to escape conflict in Ukraine. Leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones. The money raised will go towards meeting the immediate needs of all people fleeing Ukraine that DEC charities and their local partners provide:

  • £30 will provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month
  • £50 will provide blankets for four families to keep them warm
  • £100 will provide emergency food for two families for one month

Click here to follow Calrec's journey or to make a donation