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Enterprise Risk Management team at Arthur J. Gallagher skydive to fight breast cancer
On the 20 May 2017 Aimilia, Alice, Justin and Sam who are part of the Enterprise Risk Management team at Arthur J. Gallagher, took on the challenge of a skydive to raise money for the Pink Ribbon Foundation. Like too many people, each of them has personal experience of breast cancer and so they were emotionally invested in raising as much money as they could to fight the disease and help those going through it. The team are hoping to raise £1,500 and Arthur J. Gallagher will match the money raised by the team up to £700 per person, meaning even more potential to help our great cause – money is still coming in and we hope to have a final total raised shortly.
The sun was shining as they all jumped 13,500ft together – the feeling of falling only lasted a couple of seconds as they tumbled out of the plane, after that it felt like being stationary with a super-fast gust of wind blowing towards them. Here is what they had to say about their experience:
Alice: My dive went straight through a cloud and as I popped out the bottom I could finally see the ground coming toward me. When the instructor pulled the chute it was less violent than I expected, and suddenly I was just hanging weightless, perfectly peaceful and feeling like we weren’t descending at all. I was the last person to land and when I did the smiles on everyone’s faces said it all. We were all so thrilled and felt a massive sense of achievement. I don’t think I’ve ever been so proud and I’d definitely do it again!
Justin: Wow – what a fantastic experience and all in aid of an extremely worthy cause. Having watched the subsequent recording, I am not at all surprised that my first words on landing were “Again, again, again!”
Aimilia: I am so thankful to all those who donated, we never once forgot why we were doing it and who we were doing it for. After months of nerves, excitement and fundraising, I’m so glad we were able to end our experience altogether as a team. This is a memory that will stay with me for a lifetime.
Sam: My nerves almost got the better of me when we were waiting for our names to be called, but as soon as we were in the plane my shaking hands and terrified expression turned into the biggest smile and two thumbs up. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done and doing it for charity makes it even better. Well done team – we did it!
Ladies Day at Plumpton Race Course
The Pink Ribbon Foundation was delighted to be the chosen charity to partner with Ladies Day at Plumpton Race Course on Sunday 14 May 2017 and benefitted from branding at the event as well as money raised during the day via bucket collections and a raffle. Celebrity supporters of the Foundation joined the charity in the Glitz and Glamour Marquee for a wonderful three course meal and were on hand to judge the Best Dressed Lady competition.
Plumpton is a hidden gem in the world of horseracing. The thrill of jump racing, the joy of a win, delicious food and drink, and a stunning rural backdrop provided a memorable sporting experience for everyone who attended, from novice to racing expert.
We would like to thank Harriet and the team at Plumpton for giving the Foundation the opportunity to reach race goers with the breast cancer awareness message and for chance to collect almost £1,000 via volunteers from corporate partner Hastings Direct (www.insurepink.co.uk).
itsu team are all Superheroes
As part of their year long FUNdraising for the Pink Ribbon Foundation, a small team from itsu donned capes and masks as they became Superheroes for the day and took part in the 5K or 10K Superhero Run in London’s Regents Park . Over £1million was raised for good causes and we are delighted that itsu chose to support the fight against breast cancer! itsu have many challenges and events planned for 2017/2018 and we look forward to sharing their successes.
£2,000 raised by Oxford Diecast
Oxford Diecast has produced a scale model of the Solstor Pink Lady Truck, Mercedes Actros. They went on sale in 2016 and all profits from the sale of these trucks is being donated to the Pink Ribbon Foundation, the partner charity of Solstor UK Ltd. There are still a few model trucks left, but Oxford Diecast have decided to make the full donation today. Adrienne Fuller, Oxfords International Product Manager, said “We are really pleased that we could be involved in the fundraising for such a deserving cause, this adds to our ‘pink’ range which includes other model trucks and fire engines.”
If you would like to get your hands on one of the few remaining Pink Lady trucks, just visit the Oxford Diecast website –
www.oxforddiecast.co.uk and search ‘Pink Ribbon’. We would like to thank Oxford Diecast and all their customers for supporting our vital work.
Our thanks go to #TeamRSR who took part in the Milton Keynes Festival of Running 2017 on Sunday 5 March. The team of 13 amateur runners took part in the 10K race and have raised over £2,000 for the Pink Ribbon Foundation to help fight breast cancer. Well done to everyone who completed the course and thank you for supporting our vital work!
Newbury Building Society
Members of staff from Newbury Building Society recently presented the Pink Ribbon Foundation with a cheque totalling £1,215.34 at the Society’s Head Office in Newbury. The fundraising was undertaken in a number of ways, including Easter Events in branches, the Society pledging 50p for every vote cast in the Annual General Meeting, and another £2,700 was raised by seven brave staff members who took on a sponsored skydive last September. Emma Simms, Marketing Manager at Newbury Building Society says, “We are proud to have supported the Pink Ribbon Foundation and their work by raising funds for them over the last four years. Staff at the Society have enjoyed coming up with exciting ways to raise the money, and although we will be supporting 8 other charities as part of our new charity scheme in 2017, we will still be supporting the Foundation by hosting a SHOOT4PINK Netball Tournament this year.”
Thank you to Lunar Shoes and their amazing suppliers and customers for raising an incredible £5,270 from sales of their specially designed pink ribbon slippers. The slippers were created by the Lunar design team in unique fabrics, that are exclusive to the Pink Ribbon Foundation and Lunar shoes. These super comfy slippers are made in Europe, highlight the ribbon logo and are both warm and hardwearing. They continue to be available from
www.lunarshoesonline.co.uk priced £22.99 – £24.99
Lunar are passionate about shoes and strive to bring you unique seasonal designs, incorporating the best trims in the latest colours – created using the best available materials at an affordable price. That’s why they say: ‘Love shoes, love Lunar’.
A massive thank you to LoveLemonade.com and all their amazing customers for raising a staggering £6,000 during 2016 via sales of their Crystal Sparkly Breast Cancer Awareness Brooch! This is a truly wonderful amount and will make a huge difference to those living with breast cancer. The pink ribbon brooch is available to buy throughout 2017, get yours now and show your support for the Pink Ribbon Foundation:
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A massive thank you to WeatherBeeta UK and their suppliers and customers for raising an amazing £4,005 via sales of their limited edition pink ribbon horse rug! This is a truly wonderful amount and will make a huge difference to those living with breast cancer.
Blackpool North Shore Golf Club
Thank you to Lady Captain, Janet Jepson and all the ladies from Blackpool North Shore Golf Club who organised a ‘Pink’ Golf Day during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month – everyone dressed in ‘pink’ to play golf and a prize was awarded to the winner and the best dressed ‘Pink Lady’, there was also a pink raffle. Over £260 was raised to fight breast cancer!