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Charity

March 2014 - Incentive Lynx staff show strength of character to raise over £2500 for cancer charity

Employees from Incentive Lynx Security completed a gruelling 10,000 press-up charity challenge at King’s Cross Station earlier this year. The team of six security personnel smashed their four-hour target by completing the challenge in just 3 hours and 10 minutes, raising more than £2500 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

During the challenge, crowds gathered cheered on the team, which was led by Shaun Wall, Contract Manager at Incentive Lynx. Supporters had the opportunity to win gym memberships from fitness centres across London in a prize draw whilst a Macmillan team took donations from the public.

Silverstone Half Marathon

Braving the usual Silverstone weather of wind and rain, Jon Wood, Lou Simpson and Mike Foudy ran, (photo right) hobbled and jogged 13.1 miles around the racetrack. Mike and Lou finished within a few minutes of each other, a mere hour behind a very respectable time of 1:28:40 from Jon who came 180th out of the 7000 other runners!

A huge £1470 was raised for MacMillan and a £150 for The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust – all the help was gratefully received by both charities.

London Takeover 2014 Macmillan

On Tuesday 13 May 2014, Macmillan Cancer Support had permission to collect in London, in all of the Metropolitan police areas, excluding the Square mile of the City.
Pleun van Deurssen took her position at Southwark tube, armed with a charity bucket helping to raise £145.14

Elephant Run – 7th June

After a rather wet start to the day on Wimbledon Common, elephant suits were donned and the race warm up began. The sun broke out eventually and with Paul and Lou joining the herd for the 10k, the remaining nellies followed through the ‘forest’ and puddles of muddy water for the 5k.

The runners finished around the 40 minute mark and as Lou was daintily making her way through the last mud hole, Paul came hurtling past wading through with the finish line in sight at a respectable 70 minute (ish) finish time.

As of the 9th June, the Incentive FM Group nellies raised just under £600 with a grand total on the day of £22k, which is a fantastic effort for this worthy cause.

Site Charity Fundraising

Our Sites have been busy raising funds too. Here are some of the highlights:

Easter Egg Raffle – Hexagon Tower

Kath Schofield and Rosemary Jones raised £108 from their Easter Egg Raffle held at Hexagon Tower in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support.

Daisy Appeal: St Stephen’s Shopping Centre

Acknowledged as the biggest local fundraiser for the Daisy Appeal, St Stephen’s has raised more than £8,600 to help purchase essential equipment for the new research and diagnostic centre.

Bowling Night – St Mark’s Shopping Centre

Charity guru Rodney Sellars arranged a night of bowling amongst the retailers and raised a tremendous £214, shared 50/50 between Macmillan Cancer Support and The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Crystal Peaks very own Home Makeover team volunteered to redecorate one of the houses that Sheffield charity Roundabout provides to vulnerable/homeless teenagers. Roundabout provides shelter, support and life skills to young people.

Friars Square Biking Challenge

Not content with raising over £10k for Guide Dogs for the Blind last year, they are riding themselves towards money being raised to Supporting Babies based at Stoke Mandeville Hospital – watch this space for total funds raised over the year.