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First event this weekend
Good luck this weekend to our intrepid Samworth Brothers Charity ‘Challengers’ as the 2022 event kicks off. Over sixty-five teams from Samworth businesses, customers and suppliers have signed up for one of two gruelling 10-hour Challenge fundraising events on June 11th and 18th in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The triathlon style challenge has already raised an amazing £2.3 million for charity over six previous events.
Competitors will be completing a tough mountain walk, long mountain bike ride and canoe race, with each team pledging to raise more than £2,000 for a good cause close to their heart.
“It’s a fantastic event and our teams do an amazing fundraising job”, said Charity Challenge Co-ordinator Paula Shaw. “It is a double challenge –training hard for the event and also co-ordinating your team’s charity effort. We always have such a great response to the event from Samworth Brothers colleagues and businesses but also many of our customers and suppliers get involved. Thank you to everyone.”
An impressive list of charities is being supported this year include Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, Bodie Hodges Foundation, Breast Cancer Now, FareShare, Leicestershire Downs Syndrome Group, Neonatal Bereavement and Stillborn Charity | Luna’s Fund, The Felix Project, Young Lives vs Cancer, Air Ambulance Derbyshire Leicestershire Rutland, Alzheimer’s Society, Bowel Cancer UK, Bric, Buttle UK, CJD, Calm, Cancer Research UK, Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY), Chefs in Schools, Children with Cancer UK, Cornwall Air Ambulance, Daybreak – Dementia Day Clubs of Oxford, Greggs Foundation, HAD, Hospice Care, Julius Little Foundation, Katharine House Hospice, Kidney Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Mind, Nightingale House Hospice, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Rainbows Hospice, Ronald McDonald House Charities, School Food Matters | School Food Matters, St Barnabas Hospice, The Belazu Foundation | Belazu, The Daisy Appeal, The Fire Fighters Charity, Tommys, Ukraine | British Red Cross, Vista, Westway Open Arms, Wishes for kids, Woodside Animal Centre, Young Minds
Good luck everyone!