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After receiving numerous applications from our inspiring and adventurous Healthspan customers, we’re very proud to now introduce our latest 10 Healthspan Heroes. This year’s Healthspan Heroes have a combined target of raising £31,500 for various charities close to their hearts. Throughout 2015 our Heroes will truly give it their all; from running the gruelling London Marathon and cycling the plains of Tanzania, to attaching themselves to the side of an aeroplane (whilst being flipped upside down) and climbing the dizzying heights of Mount Everest. This year’s Healthspan Heroes are a pretty impressive bunch and we are very proud to be supporting them.
Two of our Healthspan Heroes, Jenny and Joanna (Jo) are currently climbing the heights of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kenya, for Cornwall Hospice care. The girls are taking the Rongai route in order to reach the Uhuru Peak summit at 5,895m. Neither women knew each other prior to applying to the event but have since found out they live a mere 3 miles apart and have worked on some fundraising events together. Read more about their motivations for the challenge here.
It’s day three of the Race Around Ireland. The Beechboys set off 15:24 on Sunday 31st August and, at the time of posting, are a massive 723km into their journey!
After months of planning, this weekend will see father and son duo Norman and James Beech (aka the Beechboys) take part in the Race around Ireland. The race is a gruelling 1350 miles around the rugged Irish terrain and must be completed within 132 hours. This means cycling 275miles a day - nearly twice the distance of the longest stage of the recent 2014 Tour de France! If that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the boys have taken it one step further than most and will be cycling on a Tandem, a race first.
This weekend sees a group of 13 riders take part in the maiden 'Bike the UK for MS' trip, cycling the gruelling 1034 from John O’Groats to Land’s End. Whilst cycling the length of the UK, the group will also be raising funds and awareness for Multiple Sclerosis research and patients. The team are aiming to raise over £10,000 this year and funds will be used to aid the Bath and Bristol MS Branches, supporting members’ events and home modification projects.
Round 6 of our customer heroes closed at the end of March and we’re proud to finally announce our latest winners of the Healthspan Customer Heroes funding! With a combined target of at least £71,000 being raised for charity through their efforts this round; our customers are taking part in a number of impressive challenges, supporting a vast range of charities. They've been kind enough to share their stories with us and below is a quick snapshot of what is going on. Keep your eyes peeled for more information coming soon.
We're used to Healthspan Heroes aiming high with their challenges but this month sees the start of a charity trek that has a very lofty ambition- Nicola, 59, will spend four weeks trekking to Base Camp of Mount Everest for the Brain Tumour Charity.
Congratulations to Emily, 16, who showed no fear as she raised £1000 for diabetes charity JDRF.
There are a number of ways to cool down during a heatwave but one of our fundraisers, Brian, found the ultimate way to feel a cool breeze this July- leaping out of a plane at 10,000 feet into the skies above Cornwall.
The May Bank Holiday weekend saw a group of Healthspan staff join Dee at the halfway point of her 69-week challenge to run 10km in every city in the UK. The 7-strong team joined 11,000 other runers on a sunny Sunday morning to pound the streets of Bristol.