Jangro raises over £45,000 for Macmillan

The UK’s largest network of janitorial supply companies, Jangro, has raised £48,223.03 for its nominated charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

Jangro and its national network of 43 distribution sites have been supporting the charity, which helps those affected by cancer, since 2013.

Auctions, raffles, collection tubs, ‘Mankini’ events, sponsored swims and ‘Movember’ challenges all have contributed to the running total.

Funds have also been raised through Jangro donating a percentage of sales for every single unit sold from its top 5 best-selling chemical products.

Joanne Gilliard, Operations Director at Jangro, said: “It really is a pleasure to give this fantastic amount of money to such a deserving charity, which works tirelessly to support those affected by this awful illness.

“Cancer touches everyone at some point in their life, either personally or through a friend or family member, and I am so glad we are able to support Macmillan through our members based across the country.

“Everyone from our suppliers through to our end users can congratulate themselves for contributing to such a fantastic total.

“Our work doesn’t stop here though, we have plenty of fundraising activities in the pipeline as we continue to work towards our fundraising target of £100,000!”

To donate to Jangro’s JustGiving page please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jangro

For more information about Jangro you can visit: http://www.jangro.net or call 01204 795 955.

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Wales chapter of School of Hard Knocks Charity opens

Charity supported by rugby giants Scott Quinnell, Will Greenwood MBE, Brian Moore & HRH Prince Harry, heads to Wales to open a new chapter

The School of Hard Knocks – a charity that uses rugby and boxing, to tackle social exclusion by getting unemployed people back into work – has opened up in Wales.

The charity is aiming to find jobs for at least 50% of those joining its programme and helping 90% of its school joiners to stay on in school by its self imposed deadline of September 2017; to be self sustaining in Wales by September 2017; and to assist no fewer than 500 beneficiaries a year.

SOHK Wales will be headed by Catryn Grundy, Programmes Director, Cymru. One of her team is brilliant local success story, Liam Mackay, who turned his life round with SOHK help and landed a job with Arriva Trains before returning to SOHK as a full time  coach, helping others to take the journey he has taken.

SOHK Ambassadors include rugby giants Brian Moore, Will Greenwood MBE and Wales and British & Irish Lions Legend Scott Quinnell. HRH Price Harry is also a keen supporter, attending SOHK training matches and taking part in training games.

For the past nine years School of Hard Knocks has been shadowed and filmed by Sky Sports for an ongoing TV series featuring Will Greenwood MBE and Scott Quinnell. The programme takes 40 unemployed men, most of whom have never played rugby before, to form a competitive team. The players are also given the opportunity to attend a special jobs fair after their 8 weeks of training.

At the heart of this four-year-old charity – which uses rugby and boxing to get unemployed people back into work – is a belief in tough love. Jack Lewars, Director of Operations at SOHK, says: “if what we teach is bought into by participants, then the self respect, self belief, teamwork and discipline learned can and does lead to at least 50% of those that stay the eight week course finding jobs. You might say that what we do is take people out of hopelessness via sport and give them a life.”

This is why money and support is flowing into SOHK from wealthy private individuals, from companies and from the Government and from the Royals too.

SOHK is the brainchild of Ken Cowen, a teacher by training, who found that a few sessions on a rugby pitch in Liverpool was the surest way of instilling some discipline and control into tearaway pupils about to be excluded from school.

SOHK is helping many desperate people to get off the sidelines of life and turn the job market into something that looks less like a scrum with a little help from the Royals, bankers, corporates and many private individuals who see that rugby can be so much more than a game. http://schoolofhardknocks.org.uk/

 

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Schindler UK cycle challenge raises £250,000

A team from Schindler UK, a leading provider of lifts and escalators, has completed a gruelling 140-mile coast-to-coast cycle challenge from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tynemouth on the North East Coast, raising £25,000 for charity.

The organisations who benefited from this achievement were Crohn’s and Colitis UK – Schindler’s preferred charity for 2014, and Cancer Research UK.

This tough and exciting challenge saw the Schindler team cycling through some of the UK’s harshest terrain over two days. The route passed through the Lake District, the Pennines and up into Northumberland before touching the North Sea at Tynemouth. There were steep hill climbs and exhilarating descents, making it one of the UK’s most demanding, long distance cycle routes.

Commenting on the challenge, Richard Clarke, Sales and Marketing Director at Schindler UK, said, “We decided to plan a significant event to help increase awareness of these two serious conditions and to raise much needed funds for research, treatment and support.”

“Most of us in the team had not been on the saddle since we were kids – but it still seemed the perfect challenge to cycle coast-to-coast over some of England’s biggest hills! The fact that we were supporting such well deserving causes drove us on to complete it and we were absolutely thrilled to smash our target of raising £20,000.”

“We would sincerely like to thank the generosity of Schindler staff, our business partners and everyone who sponsored us.”

Sponsors of the challenge included Remdale, Orton Lifts and Escalators, Dornack International, Triple A, Elevator Equipment, Reeley, Lift & Escalator Jobs, UK Service Lifts, JH Elevators, Northern Escalator Installations, Wincrest LiftBits, Web Electrical, MKM Elevators, Thames Valley Controls and Southern Contract Services.

The riders were Paul Baker, Graham Barker, Paul Carrick, Richard Clarke, Neil Deighton, Tom Engel, Richard Fridd, Alan Johnson, Steve Johnson, Ian Rayner, Simon Rogers, Adrian Rowlands, John Van Rein, Simon Waldeck, Karl Walker and Eddie Watkins.

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of lifts, escalators and related services. Schindler’s solutions move one billion people every day across the world.   Behind the company’s success are 50,000 employees in over 100 countries.

For further information about Schindler lifts and escalators in the UK or to get involved in any fundraising activities for Crohn’s and Colitis UK, call 01932 758100, email info@gb.schindler.com or visit www.schindlerlifts.co.uk.

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SCHINDLER UK COAST-TO-COAST CYCLE CHALLENGE RAISES £25,000 FOR CHARITY

A team from Schindler UK, a leading provider of lifts and escalators, has completed a gruelling 140-mile coast-to-coast cycle challenge from Whitehaven in Cumbria to Tynemouth on the North East Coast, raising £25,000 for charity.

The organisations who benefited from this achievement were Crohn’s and Colitis UK – Schindler’s preferred charity for 2014, and Cancer Research UK.

This tough and exciting challenge saw the Schindler team cycling through some of the UK’s harshest terrain over two days. The route passed through the Lake District, the Pennines and up into Northumberland before touching the North Sea at Tynemouth. There were steep hill climbs and exhilarating descents, making it one of the UK’s most demanding, long distance cycle routes.

Commenting on the challenge, Richard Clarke, Sales and Marketing Director at Schindler UK, said, “We decided to plan a significant event to help increase awareness of these two serious conditions and to raise much needed funds for research, treatment and support.”

“Most of us in the team had not been on the saddle since we were kids – but it still seemed the perfect challenge to cycle coast-to-coast over some of England’s biggest hills! The fact that we were supporting such well deserving causes drove us on to complete it and we were absolutely thrilled to smash our target of raising £20,000.”

“We would sincerely like to thank the generosity of Schindler staff, our business partners and everyone who sponsored us.”

Sponsors of the challenge included Remdale, Orton Lifts and Escalators, Dornack International, Triple A, Elevator Equipment, Reeley, Lift & Escalator Jobs, UK Service Lifts, JH Elevators, Northern Escalator Installations, Wincrest LiftBits, Web Electrical, MKM Elevators, Thames Valley Controls and Southern Contract Services.

The riders were Paul Baker, Graham Barker, Paul Carrick, Richard Clarke, Neil Deighton, Tom Engel, Richard Fridd, Alan Johnson, Steve Johnson, Ian Rayner, Simon Rogers, Adrian Rowlands, John Van Rein, Simon Waldeck, Karl Walker and Eddie Watkins.

Founded in Switzerland in 1874, the Schindler Group is a leading global provider of lifts, escalators and related services. Schindler’s solutions move one billion people every day across the world.   Behind the company’s success are 50,000 employees in over 100 countries.

For further information about Schindler lifts and escalators in the UK or to get involved in any fundraising activities for Crohn’s and Colitis UK, call 01932 758100, email info@gb.schindler.com or visit www.schindlerlifts.co.uk.

 

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