Cash, stash, smash

They have been smashing targets again at Northfield and there were big smiles all around when the big £4,641 cheque was handed over to Willen Hospice.

That was way over the £4,000 goal and now site people are keeping an eye on beating this year’s aim of boosting their chosen charity by £5,000. “For such a small site to raise £4,641 is phenomenal,” declares delighted Senior Operations Manager, Dave McSeveney.

“It equates to an average donation of about £45 from everyone, which is very generous. “The 2016 Tough Mudder event and Jim Hatch’s skydive started the ball rolling but there was a fantastic effort from everybody who got involved with cake bakes, food days, raffles, barbecues, football cards and a host of other stuff.”

The team knows that this year’s target is not going to be an easy reach as the big focus is on preparing for the changes sweeping through the business, but they’re going for broke.

Days Operations Manager, Martin Standen, is getting on his fund-raising bike and the night shift people have big plans that are firmly under wraps for now. “It’s a case of watch this space,” grins Dave.

Challenges & In Memory Fund-raiser, Laura Conway; Processor, Joanne Nazar; Processor, Sarah Young;   Night Ops Manager, Lucy Makepeace; Ops Expert, Jim Hatch; Willen Corporate   Partnerships Fund-raiser, Alison Wilkerson. In front: Martin Standen and Dave McSeveney. 





MARTIN Standen is hoping for company-wide support to charge his pedal power for Willen Hospice. As soon as he heard that his entry to the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey100 had been accepted, he was in training, aiming at 60 miles three times a week.

“It will be a slow build-up as I don’t want to burn myself out,” says Northfield’s Days Operations Manager.

He wants to raise at least £1,500 and hopes iPSL people will back his efforts through his Just Giving page at “Please give generously. It’s such a worthy cause,” he says.