We actively encourage everyone in our team to get involved in fund-raising activities and when they do we support them.
From sky-diving, to sitting in a bath of beans; from sponsored swims to sponsored silence; from marathons to yoga-thons and all points in-between, we support everyone who takes part and makes a difference, with a £100 donation to their chosen charity.
Thank you to each and every one of our team who get involved in these fantastic activities.
Bodyshop maestro, Tom van Winsum, has notched up a marathon result for the British Heart Foundation, taking part in their My Marathon challenge. The challenge involves running the marathon distance yourself, not in an organised race, so, needs lots of commitment. Congratulations and well done Tom.
Richard Platt from Crewe Audi completed the iconic London Marathon in aid of the Breast Cancer Now charity, the UK’s leading breast cancer research charity. Though this globally recognised race is televised, we didn’t spot Richard on the telly… did you?!
DarrelI ran his first ever 10k race to raise money for Wellspring in Stockport. This wonderful charity looks after homeless and rough sleepers in the Stockport area, it’s not a glamorous charity, it just quietly does a fantastic job.
Completing the race in just under 47 minutes, Darrell thinks he could have gone quicker, if there hadn’t have been thousands of other runners in his way! We think Darrell did an amazing job, well done.
The Christie is close to lots of people’s hearts, so when a Yogathon was organised to raise money for this amazing hospital, Karen Walker, in our Marketing team, put her hand up to do 12 hours of non-stop yoga. By the end of it she was very stiff, but elated to have completed the challenge and been part of a team which raised over £8,000 for the Christie. Well done.
Bethany Mayer in the Retailers Support Centre went to great lengths to raise money for Cancer Research UK. She took part in a sponsored swim in memory of her old swimming coach who tragically died from cancer just before Christmas 2015.
Beth was delighted with the £100 donation from Swansway and commented, “We did the swim as a team of six people, which was a lot of fun, as you might imagine with team members varying in age from seven to forty-five! We did 200 lengths in total, of which I did 37 and whole event raised over £3000 in total”.
The Web Development team can’t half run!
Developers, Andrew Wilson and Helio Pinto, donned their running shoes and really got stuck in to training for the North Staffs Half Marathon. They’ve run a half marathon before and this time decided to raise money for the North Staffs Mind Charity.
The charity’s vision is of a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all, and that treats people with experience of mental distress fairly, positively and with respect.
On a practical level the charity also delivers local mental health services, in the North Staffs area, providing information and support, and campaigning to improve policy and attitudes.
Helio commented, “The event was amazing, the support around from the community was absolutely outstanding! I completed the race in 2 hours and 5 minutes and Andrew in 2 hours and 26 minutes, but most importantly, with all your help we have raised £410 for North Staffs Mind, so in behalf of myself and Andrew a BIG THANK YOU for all you donations and support”.
The Retailer Support Centre went all out to raise funds for Children in need; we’ve all heard of the expression ‘duvet day’, well the centre team went one better and had a PJ day, all coming in to work in their pyjamas!
They worked the whole day through in their jim-jams and some of their onesies were so snuggly looking that there were plenty of hugs flying round from those Head Office staff who were in their civvies!After a day in their night attire, the team raised £200 for Children In Need and we can only look forward to next year and wonder what their dress-up of choice will be!