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Hippychick sponsors employee on fundraising charity run

Baby and toddler specialist, Bridgwater-based Hippychick is supporting employee Mike Bird raise awareness of Neurofibromatosis – a rare genetic condition from which both Mike and his two young children suffer.

As well as giving Mike (pictured) a large donation towards his fundraising target, Hippychick are sponsoring Mike by providing him with running equipment.

He intends to run the equivalent distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats –  a full 874 miles – despite having to take up running first and being a self-confessed couch potato.

Mike said: “My employers at Hippychick have been amazing.  Not only have they given me a sizable donation, but they are also going to ‘sponsor’ me, providing me with technical running gear to help me go the distance. 

“They are also helping me to clock up the miles by dispatching me on Random Acts of Kindness Day to run between the office and the Purple Spoon Café in Bridgwater with food supplies donated by Hippychick staff.  This amazing Café has transformed itself during lockdown into a food bank and is doing an incredible job helping to feed the local community.  The round trip will put another 2.5 miles under my belt and every little helps!’

Mike is raising money for the Childhood Tumor Trust (CTT and anyone who would like to support him can donate online at:


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