Touching Lives - September 2015
Action Partners push their limits
We’re hugely grateful for the latest efforts of our corporate supporters, raising thousands to help save and change children’s lives.
Quai Administration Services staff took on what’s billed as ‘the world’s biggest obstacle course race’. They ran 20 miles and conquered an outstanding 200 obstacles to complete the gruelling Rat Race Dirty Weekend event in May. This raised more than £3,000.
Smeg UK took to two wheels for us. A team of 35 pedalled 300 miles from Venice to Milan at the end of June. Senior Product Coordinator Lucy King also ran the Virgin Money London Marathon in April. The company has already exceeded last year’s fundraising total of £30,000.
Arun Estates were not content with just one sporting discipline – they took on three at the Blenheim Triathlon! Staff from across the company joined together to create 48 teams of three to swim, run and ride, and 10 tough individuals tackled the event entirely on their own. The company also hopes to beat its 2014 fundraising total of £30,000.
Action was, for the second year running, beneficiary of the annual Paddington Partnership Dragon Boat Regatta, held in London’s Paddington Basin. Our mascot, Paddington Bear™, was naturally delighted to return to his home turf as guest of honour, waving off teams taking part in the contest. This event has raised more than £17,000 over the last two years.
Back on dry land, staff and customers at One Stop convenience stores across the UK supported us for a fourth year running back in May. Their Paddington-themed collection boxes and in-store events raised £30,000, bringing their total raised for Action to more than £140,000 since 2012. Fantastic!