Tritech’s Aberdeen site held a Macmillan Coffee morning on 30 August. The fundraiser collected over £300 for this worthy cause, and we ate far too many cakes!
Chris Pears from our Ulverston site is no stranger to charity fundraising.
Recently, along with a team of friends and colleagues including Graeme Fisher and Dave Evans from Tritech’s Ulverston site, they raised over £700 for local charities in the 2011 Keswick to Barrow Walk (K2B).
The weather was variable for the walkers, beginning with bright sunshine followed by torrential downpours. With the walk beginning at 5.45am, it was an early rise for all!
First across the line was Graeme in 11hrs 40mins, utilising all his experience as an eight-time veteran of the walk, he left others ‘for dead’ at Coniston.
Next across the line was Chris’s friend Mike Harriott who came in at 11hrs 49mins; the rest of the team came in soon after, at 11hrs 50mins.
Unfortunately there were a few injuries; Mike injured himself in an ill-advised 100 yard finishing sprint and Dave injured his knee 34 miles in but was, however, first to the finish line (achieved via other means) and managed to cheer the rest of the team home. Poor Mike was left to suffer at the finish line whilst the rest of the team enjoyed their free pints!
“I lost my brother to cancer 2 years ago and since then I have taken on a variety of charity events, including the 3 Peaks Challenge last year. K2B is always something I have been interested in, being a local event. I think we all gained something special from our participation this year, alongside various ailments, everyone in the team pushed themselves to the limit in aid of very good causes and this has been reflected in the support we have received from all of our friends, colleagues and families.”
Chris, Graeme, Dave and the rest of the team’s sponsorship will be distributed between the K2B’s local charities, including St Mary’s Hospice and towards their chosen charity, the Christie, one of Europe’s leading cancer centers.
The team setting off on the K2B walk
To sponsor Chris and the team, visit: http://www.keswick2barrow.co.uk/sponsor/welcome.asp?ID=312.
For more information on K2B visit: www.keswick2barrow.co.uk/sponsor/welcome.asp?ID=3291.
Tritech staff are always eager to raise money for charity and have supported many worthy causes.
Staff members from both Tritech’s Aberdeen and Ulverston sites chose to participate in ‘Movember’ where they grew a moustache from the 1 November until 30 November, in aid of Prostate Cancer Charity.
With prickly upper lips appearing across the sites it was a hairy experience!
To donate to the team and their mo-bros, visit: http://uk.movember.com/mospace/network/tritechinternational.
Here are some snap shots of the marvellous moutaches:
Tritech’s Ulverston Mo-bros!
Tritech’s Aberdeen Mo-bros!
Tritech Ulverston came over all pink at the end of October for Breast Cancer Care’s Wear It Pink Day...
Tritech go pink for the day!
Well done to Tritech’s Ulverston site who managed to raise a fantastic £87.00. The company has agreed to match this and therefore a cheque for £174.00 will be sent to this very worthwhile charity.
Tritech held it’s 4th annual pumpkin competition on Friday 29 October.
Traditionally held at Tritech’s Aberdeen site, this year the competition included Tritech’s Ulverston site. First, second and third prize winners were judged for both sites, followed by the selection of an overall winner.
With some develishly haunting and often unique designs, the subsequent overall winner had opted for a more topical design: a homage to the Chilean miners.
Here’s to next years carvings…
Winning pumpkin – 1st place in Aberdeen went to Garrie Thomson and his winning pumpkin was also judged overall winner with his homage to the Chilean Miners.
Winning pumpkin – 1st place in Ulverston went to Dane Shields
Tritech’s Ross Henderson recently completed the Aviemore Half Marathon.
Ross finishing the Aviemore Half Marathon
Completing in 1hr 54mins 23 secs, Ross did very well to be ranked 431st out of 970 who finished!
To donate to Ross’s chosen charity, visit: http://www.justgiving.com/Ross-Henderson3.
Well done Ross, keep on running!
Staff at Tritech’s Aberdeen site recently held a Macmillan Coffee Morning in support of fundraising for the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning.
Everyone enjoyed a cuppa with home bakes kindly brought in by staff.
The event was hosted by Janice Pirie and Emma Presly who totalled up a respectable £65.54 from staff donations.
Tritech’s Ross Henderson, Customer Support Engineer at Tritech’s Aberdeen site, is gearing up to compete in this year’s Aviemore Half Marathon.
The Half Marathon takes place in the Highland town this Sunday, 17 October. This is the forth time that Ross has competed in this event, in his own words he is a ‘glutton for punishment’.
According to Ross it is a really good course to do as most of it is downhill. Ross is competing in aid of Badaguish, Aviemore’s outdoor centre for disabled people. If you would like to support Ross in his fundraising efforts, please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/Ross-Henderson3.
In the summer, staff from Tritech’s Aberdeen and Ulverston sites competed in the annual Tritech Challenge. This year’s activities were a football match and Grand-Prix style race. Tritech Aberdeen was happy to regain possession of the Tritech Challenge cup having won both events.
Louis Wall, from Tritech’s Ulverston site, recently completed a 12-hour danceathon in support of friend Chris Pears’ fundraising for The Christie.
The danceathon, which nearly didn’t go ahead due to bad weather, took place in mid-August. Louis commented that the only thing that suffered were his knees, which started to seize up at around 4.00am but he said with plenty of support, he was able to keep going.
Raising £600 on the day, Louis has now smashed his £1000 target: http://www.justgiving.com/Louiswall - well done Louis!
Louis dancing the night away!