The Life and Savings Department at Cooperative Financial Services are raising money for 3 charities in 2008 (BowelCancerUK, Litttle Hearts Matter and Action Duchenne).
We are doing a number of fundraising events throughout the year and we will be splitting all money raised 3 ways, with equal amounts for each of our chosen charities.
Each charity is chosen for a personal reason to somebody in Life and Savings.
bowelcanceruk is chosen, as a cycling friend of Brian - Mike - has recently been diagnosed with bowelcancer at the age of 49. Mike is responding to treatement well and is still getting out on his bike.
action duchenne is chosen as Paul's friends son, Joey, suffers from the disease.
Little Hearts Matter is chosen because Kizzy's godson was born with half a heart.
These are all charities that mean something to us and in doing my bit I am taking part in the Lanzarote Ironman and then the inaugural Double IronmanUK - please support me.
If you want to know more about my challenge,email brian@enduranceUK.com
Last Friday, 8 teams from L&S and Capita:
§ Donated over 3200 items to Charity Shops and Refuges
§ Spent more than 14 man-hours distributing leaflets for Oxfam
§ Spent more than 24 man-hours gardening and window cleaning at a Day Centre and Residential Care Home
§ Walked dogs for Manchester Dogs Home
§ Spent more than 12 man hours helping out in charity shops
§ Planted 279 trees near Hebden Bridge for Tree Responsibility
§ Raised awareness of our nominated charities on 3 radio stations
§ Raised more than £4800 pounds in entry fees, sponsorship and donations
§ Have made numerous personal and team commitments to volunteer in the future for charities including Age Concern, Oxfam, Samaritans and Women’s Aid.
As well as completing challenges such as getting celebrity autographs, being locked in police cells, getting their photos taken on Old Trafford’s pitch, rescuing cats from trees, drinking in the Rovers Return and the like in a bid to score more points than anyone else!
Please give generously.
Well I finished. what a challenge, but how satisfying that was!
Read all about it at http://www.tritalk.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=47146
6th out of 48 - what a result!
With just 3 days to go until the Double Ironman I feel relatively comfortable with where my training is at and feel that I am ready for the challenge. Hopefully the weather this weekend will be kind and the sun will show it's face at some time.
Looking forward to being able to have a take away and a few beers next week !
With just 4 weeks to go until the Double Ironman UK my training is at its peak. I did a 6k swim on Friday (2 hours), a 150 mile bike ride on Saturday and a 2 hour run today.
On the weekend of 2/3rd August I am taking part in the inaugural DoubleIronUK - a non stop 7.6k swim, 224m bike and 52m run. That is equivalent to 300 lengths of the pool, riding from Warrington to Canary Wharf and then running back to Milton Keynes. Training is going well - not much sleep and tired most of the time but it will all be worth it. There are only 48 athletes taking place so when I finish I will be in the top 50!
On the 24th May, I took part in the Lanzarote Ironman (2.4m swim, 112m bike and 26m run). Described by the organizers as the 'toughest Ironman in the world' (and not without some considerable justification) . I completed the race in 13 hours - it was a bit windy!.