Intrepid Robin sets sights on Snowdon
An adventurous member of the Nottingham finance team is undertaking a new challenge for charity and would love your support.
Last September, we reported how Robin Newton-Hufton took part in an MMA cage fight in aid of Cancer Research. A year on, she’s pushing herself to new heights to raise money for leukaemia charity Anthony Nolan.
“I shall be doing the third most difficult route up Mount Snowdon in wales,” she told us, “which is roughly a 12.7 kilometre loop trail near Caernarfon.”
Robin hopes to complete the hike in under six hours and has set up a Justgiving page to collect donations, but is also making a call to action to everyone – “I urge people to become donors if they cannot donate”.
Your stories from around the UK
There were celebrations in Scotland this week as the branch welcomed its new manager.
Care Coordinator at the Blantyre Branch, Diane Hague, wrote to tell us that Christine McGill had been recently promoted to the position and the branch were not going to miss out on the opportunity for a celebration, as you can see here.
Congratulations from us to Christine on her new role – we’re sure she’ll be a great success!
We also had lovely news from Regional Manager in the Southeast Magda Trepczynska who witnessed what she described as a “really heart-warming moment” at Bowles Lodge Extra Care scheme in Cranbrook, Kent.
“One of the service users came to the office with his little trolley,” says Magda, “and brought a bunch of flowers and a box of chocolates for the manager and the team. He had tears in his eyes and just wanted to say a big ‘thank you’ to the team for all the support he is getting and especially for the fact that that morning the manager herself came and prepared him a bacon sandwich for breakfast.”
Well done to manager Debbie Willett (right) and all the team at Bowles for clearly making a tenant very happy!
Good news also from Help at Home in Leicester where the team received a commendation certificate from Leicestershire County Council for showing a particularly high standard of care to one service user whose package was recently increased.
Regional Manager Charlotte Dean wrote to tell us about the well-deserved recognition – “they are getting so much better here,” she told us. Well done to all at the branch for the continued improvement.
And a final special mention goes to Regional Trainer in the Northwest, Paul Kershaw. We reported back in 2018 that Paul had achieved his Batchelor’s Degree in 2018 and now he has achieved a further landmark by obtaining his PGCert In Leadership and Management through Huddersfield University.
Paul, 51, told us “you’re never too old to learn and I am now onto my next challenge. As a Regional Training Officer, it is important to learn and gain new skills to keep the brain active and it has certainly done that in many ways.”
What an inspiration you are, Paul – congratulations and well done from us all!