Monthly Archives: July 2011

Blood, sweat and beers

Hot on the heels of Mike Makinson’s update, Steve Benson tells us how the folk at Manchester House got along on the recent Manchester to Blackpool charity ride: “The Manchester cycling team rode under the name of Blood, Sweat and Beers (and … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Sport

Amazing Fete

Big congratulations are due to Karen Hughes, Community Champion at Wednesbury, who went all out with her efforts and organised an entire fete as a fundraiser for Community Week! On Saturday 9 July the fete took place at Willenhall Park, organised by … Continue reading

Posted in Fetes, Sales and Raffles

Hair loss in Southampton

Well done to Dave Winn, House Manager, Southampton, and the Southampton staff – they’ve raised £210 for the charity AAIR, who are funding research at Southampton General Hospital.  Dave got sponsored to shave his hair off!

Posted in Appearance, Hair

Manchester to Blackpool by bike

Well done to Mike Makinson, Trade Marketing, and to staff at Manchester House, who completed the 61-mile Manchester to Blackpool bike ride as part of Community Week. Mike tells us how it went: “I completed the 61 mile cycle ride … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Sport

Alternative bike riders cross the finish line

Staff at NNO/NNSC Borehamwood managed to complete their Alternative Bike Ride, with some enthusiastic participants along the way. On Day 2 at 9am Caroline Weightman peddled off from ‘Bishops Castle’ heading towards ‘Redditch’. Then Tim Smith took over and hardly breaking sweat … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, In the Gym, Sport, Unusual Ideas

And the work goes on…

Well Community Week may have officially drawn to a close, but some of our staff are still determined to bring in the cash for charity. Nicky Spencer, Local Systems Administrator, and Bob Stevenson, Warehouse Operative, from Newcastle, will be walking … Continue reading

Posted in Sport, Walking

Yeovil get in on the act

Yeovil decided to throw their hat in the ring with the car washers, and run a carwashing fundraiser of their own.  They also made bacon butties which were sold to the staff. They raised £50 in the process.  The money will go towards sponsoring … Continue reading

Posted in Bacon Butties, Car Washing, Food and Drink, Services

Malvern Challenge a success

The team from Commercial who undertook the arduous Malvern Hills 24 Hour Challenge have managed to raise £2,766 in sponsorship, which will go to Acorns Hospice. Peter Geoghegan tells us how it all went: “Now that I’ve had a few … Continue reading

Posted in Sport, Walking

More biking at Manchester

Manchester House have also been getting in on the bike action, holding a challenge on a stationary bike during Community Week. They also held a car wash, a raffle and sold breakfast and lunch, making a grand total for the … Continue reading

Posted in Breakfast, Car Washing, Cycling, Fetes, Sales and Raffles, Food and Drink, In the Gym, Lunch, Services, Sport

Welsh Dragons out in force

Staff at Newport House have taken part in a Dragon Boat Race, as part of their fundraising activities.  It took part on the River Wye, at Monmouth, and Newport were racing in aid of St David’s Foundation Hospice Care.  They … Continue reading

Posted in Dragon Boat Racing, Unusual Ideas