On Sunday 8 October, Mitch Bibb, an Inventory Controller at Briggs, ran the Chester Marathon. But this was not just any marathon run. Mitch embarked on this challenging journey for a cause close to his heart – raising funds and awareness for Haemochromatosis UK, a charity that has recently supported his family.
Haemochromatosis is a condition that occurs when too much iron is absorbed by the body. This excess iron is stored in major organs, particularly the liver, heart, and pancreas, which can lead to life-threatening conditions like cancer, heart disease, and liver disease. Mitch’s father-in-law was diagnosed with this condition, and it was the charity’s remarkable support during this difficult time that inspired Mitch to give back in such a profound way.
Despite the mini heatwave that day, Mitch completed the marathon in an impressive 5 hours and 16 minutes. He was extremely proud of his accomplishment, not just for completing the marathon, but for the broader impact of his achievement. As he heads towards his 40th birthday, he also proved to himself that he was far from being “over the hill.”
But the true success of Mitch’s marathon run can be measured by the support he has garnered for Haemochromatosis UK. He managed to raise more than £2,600 for the charity. Expressing his gratitude for the overwhelming support, Mitch said, “I am blown away by the support I have received and want to thank everyone at Briggs.”
Well done, Mitch!