Ain’t no mountain high enough

We’ve been known to undertake a challenge or two here at Hampshire Flag; the MD’s trekked to Everest Base Camp and our Print Room Manager’s cycled from Land’s End to John o’ Groats.   But when Michael Parker got in touch and said that he and his friend Kenny Parkes were climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in memory of their friend Nadine Blake, who died from cystic fybrosis when she was 18, we doffed our caps and happily fulfilled their request for a bespoke flag to take on the climb.

Michael and Kenny at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Michael and Kenny at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro

Their aim was to raise £10,000 for Southampton General Hospital’s cystic fybrosis unit but, incredibly, the current total stands at more than £13,000 – what an achievement!

Michael and Kenny successfully scaled Africa’s highest mountain and when they reached the top, they unfurled the pink flag and flew it in Nadine’s memory.

The money they’ve raised will be used to build a garden for the patients on the cystic fibrosis unit and for equipment.

Well done lads – we hope you’re putting your feet up now!

Hampshire flags fly at international games

Our flags enjoy a jet-setting lifestyle and are often packed and sent off to undertake glamorous and high profile missions.

And true to form, when we received an order for over 60 large national flags they were to star in the world’s third largest international multi-sport event – the 2013 World Police and Fire Games (WPFG).

The biennial sporting event, which took place in Belfast, is for serving and retired police, fire, prison and border security officers and featured 56 sports with almost 7,000 competitors.

2013 World Police and Fire Games

2013 World Police and Fire Games

Our 1 yard flags were also in demand as we supplied one from every competing nation, all 67 of them, which WPFG stitched together to create one giant flag – no mean feat!

What a great event for bringing together service people from around the world, for celebrating the great work they do and for seeing our flags take centre stage!