Charity Initiatives and Events

Baker Ben turns lbs into £s for his favourite cause

When keen cake-maker Ben Miller decided to try a new way of raising money for his favourite charity, he never dreamt he’d end up losing three stone in weight. Ben’s latest challenge – to run 100 kilometres in a month – made the pounds fall off him and raised more than £1,000 for Action for Pulmonary…

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Well over the target

Wellbeing events at Copley continue to uplift teams and bring welcome cash boosts for good causes. During May people paid a fee to dress down for the whole month and raised £137.50 for Mental Health UK, swelling the total raised for the whole Lloyds site to a massive £1,800. “When the IT area within Lloyds…

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Martin makes a splash

CYCLING and running to stay fit are a way of life for Martin Yates, but completing a tough open water swim as part of his first testing triathlon was his biggest test yet. “Swimming six miles, in a wetsuit, in salt water, is very different to doing a few lengths in the pool, but I’m…

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Showering run in purple rain

PELTING people with paint at charity run meant volunteers Emma Ahern and Sharon Young ended up as colour-splattered as the runners. BPH Processor, Emma, and Ops Expert, Sharon, joined a group of willing BPH volunteers to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice’s annual Colour Run. “It was great fun, a fantastic atmosphere and good to support such…

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Pedal power project

  ONLY a year ago Martin Standen hadn’t ridden a bike for years, but now he is gearing up for a 100 mile race challenge. As the July date for the Prudential Ride London- Surrey 100 race nears, the Northfield Days Operations Manager aims to get extra training runs in by cycling his 20 mile…

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Our dynamic duo hit new heights

In association with British Triathlon, the first ever Wootton Tri, GO TRI event took place on June 25 at Billing Aquadrome, just down the road from BPH. The duathlon involved running 2k, followed by 4k cycling and lastly a gruelling 1k run – an ideal opportunity for beginners who fancied trying out a duathlon for the first time. And…

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Walk this way

Getting out and feeling good was a walk in the park for one Bootle group. Around 20 people took part in the walk organised as part of a Mental Health Awareness Week Wellbeing initiative. “The walk was made even more enjoyable by beautiful weather,” says Bootle Communication Champion, Margaret Doran, who organised the walk and laid on refreshments.“Several walkers…

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Dogged determination

                                                               WITH best four-legged friend Lily by her side,   Kerry Smith overcame an old injury to complete the UK’s first Muddy Run for   people and their pooches. The plucky pair both jogged and walked their  …

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Bootle – A toast to fast fundraisers

Elaine Corran has been knocked sideways by bighearted Bootle colleagues’ response to her plea for help in a race against time to give a seriously ill young girl life-prolonging treatment. She had already held events at home to raise just over £360 towards a £40,000 target for a friend’s daughter, who has a DIPG (Diffuse…

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Charity total is music to Thelma’s ears

Very little fazes Thelma Adams in her working day, but an out of work project managed to set her nerves a-jangling. The amateur flautist admits to feeling the pressure as she came up to her solo in front of a packed theatre, but the charity concert was a resounding success. “A big thank you to…

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