Archive for September, 2013

Our Cyclists Brave the Weather in Charity Bike Ride

Braving the first of the bad weather of Autumn, cyclists fearlessly emerged to tackle the Bruntwood Ellipse charity bike ride, with five willing One Advice volunteers taking part and completing the course.

Braving the weather on behalf of the MacMillan Wellbeing Centre

Braving the weather on behalf of the MacMillan Wellbeing Centre

Organised by Bruntwood, the annual Bruntwood Ellipse charity gives participant the options of 10, 20 or 55 mile route, with over 300 cyclists registered to take part. Five staff put their names forward, Marcus Roberts and Tom Edwards, (who both did the event last year), and new comers Colin Lowndes, Christopher Smith and Amanda Smith. Each member of the team received sponsorship which was donated to the good cause. Marcus & Tom battled with the elements on the arduous climbs, at some points in danger of being blown off their bikes, to complete the 55 mile course.

Both Colin and Chris cycled to and from the event which meant they completed nearly 45 miles on the day. Chris completed the 20 mile course in 1 hour 15 minutes coming home in third place, and Amanda also finished the 20 miles.

The cause

Based in Trafford, Manchester, where many One Advice staff are from, the Macmillan Wellbeing Centre provides care and support for people affected by cancer. They aim to improve people’s sense of wellbeing, increase relaxation and self confidence and allow them to take home a sense of achievement through a worthwhile experience. The Centre was recently ranked No.1 for patient satisfaction in a survey taken across all healthcare departments in Trafford.

Carpe laganum – Seize the cake!

One Advice bakers and dough-makers rolled out their baked goods in high spirits, joining in the nationwide Macmillan coffee morning in a fundraising effort for our chosen charity of the year, Macmillan Wellbeing Centre in Trafford.

bakesale 

Star bakers brought in cakes for the bake off competition, with staff selling buns and pastries in the canteen, and prizes up for grabs with a company-wide raffle. Money raised was donated to the Macmillan Wellbeing Centre.

The Macmillan Wellbeing Centre

Based in Trafford, Manchester, where many One Advice staff are from, the Macmillan Wellbeing Centre provides care and support for people affected by cancer. They aim to improve people’s sense of wellbeing, increase relaxation and self confidence and allow them to take home a sense of achievement through a worthwhile experience. The Centre was recently ranked No.1 for patient satisfaction in a survey taken across all healthcare departments in Trafford.

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