Charity Initiatives and Events

Playing a Peaky Blinder

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Derek Woods battled through the Beast from the East and the summer swelter to hit the heights for his latest charity challenge. The Bootle Client Relationship Manager for Santander organised a Three Peaks challenge to raise money for Liverpool’s Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, prompted by his son-in-law and a group of friends. Having done the…

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Bonnie Scotland

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Clydebank may have the smallest number of people to call upon, but that has never stopped them pulling together to raise funds to help people both locally and across the world. “There are only a few of us but we are proud to support many local charities as well as people in need abroad,” says…

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An almighty final push

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Big hearted Copley souls have always been proud of their charity fund-raising, but Jane Beverley has absolutely no doubt that this final effort will see her caring people going out on a high. They are determined to keep on until the last and earlier this year voted to support the local Forget Me Not Children’s…

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Mercy trip a life-changer

November 19, 2018 Charity Initiatives and Events

Helping desperate people in Nepal after a devastating earthquake destroyed their homes, has also changed the life of iPSL fund-raiser Paul Coxon. A four day trek in May, through the mountains from Kathmandu to a remote village, spurred him on to raise £1,800 and he has made a long term commitment to continue helping the…

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Slimming down swells the coffers

Shedding pounds left stalwart slimmers at BPH Fat Fighters club with £200 to donate to a good cause at the end of 2017. “We were delighted we had so much to give and we all feel a lot better for being lighter and fitter,” says BPH Team Manager, Phil Smith. The money was donated to…

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Mandy dives in to help hospice

Colleagues splashed the cash when Mandy Wilson took the plunge for a good cause. They helped her to raise nearly £286 in a 5k Swim for Steve, for St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds. The event had a personal resonance for the Bradford Nights Process Expert on Dispatch. It was organised by her daughter Rachel’s fiancé, Jake,…

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The ideal des res for wildlife

RESOURCEFUL Stationery Co-ordinator Muriel Turnock gets an even heartier welcome than usual when she arrives home from work with a load of unwanted wooden boards. Creative partner Ivor is always on the lookout for wood because he turns them into bird, bug and hedgehog boxes to raise money for charity. The retired hospital maintenance engineer,…

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Mishap fails to puncture effort

AN end-of-the-road puncture meant Martin Standen’s finish in the Prudential Ride London- Surrey 100 race was less of a romp home and more of a careful pedal, but he wasn’t too worried about that. The real cause for celebration was the Northfield Days Operations Manager’s achievement in raising nearly £800 for his site’s local good…

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Small change, huge hit

Something as simple as signing up to give away small change each month means iPSL people could make a massive change to the lives of young children struggling to act as carers. In a recent Company-wide vote, children’s charity Honeypot was chosen to benefit from an innovative, new fund raising idea, Pennies From Heaven. The…

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A visit from the Premiership trophy

September 20, 2017 Charity Initiatives and Events

Generous iPSL colleagues once again put their hands in their pockets when the Premiership Trophy made a flying visit to our site in Brackmills, Northampton. Colleagues had to make a small donation to have their picture taken with the trophy and raised an amazing £400 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Colleagues consistently go the extra…

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