Category: Fundraising

Pinewood Technologies ‘Triathlon’ raises over £1k for a great cause!

Over £1,000 was raised by team members at Pinewood Technologies, as they held a triathlon-inspired fitness fundraiser in support of Prostate Cancer UK.

The triathlon-style event encouraged team members from across the business to get involved – taking half an hour during their working day to walk, run, cycle, or row in Pinewood’s onsite gym – all for a great cause!

To boost donations and get more people moving, team members could also nominate a colleague to take part, by donating to the charity.

The fundraiser was organised by one of Pinewood’s business placement students John Palmer, raising a grand total of £1,120 for Prostate Cancer UK. Collectively, team members ran the distance of 8 triathlons, cycled the distance of 5, and rowed a further 20!

During their year in industry, Pinewood’s business placement students are required to complete a checklist, which includes organising a company-wide event or fundraiser, allowing them to practice their project management skills.

“We challenge our placement students to hold fundraisers throughout their year with us,” explains Kiran Kundra, HR Business Partner. “It brings team members together, who may ordinarily not get the chance to interact – whilst allowing us to raise money for a host of fantastic and worthwhile causes. The triathlon was a huge success and we were proud to see so many team members take part – raising an incredible amount for Prostate Cancer UK!”

Bangers4BEN 2015 – Cookie Monster on tour

This time we’re visiting some of the top European racing tracks with our Cookie Monster car

On Saturday, our team (Lucy and Ian) embark on a European driving trip in aid of automotive charity, BEN. The charity specifically supports individuals, and their families, who work within automotive roles. Their support covers a range of welfare based care, such as helping with the cost of specialist disabled equipment for a child, giving emotional support through an illness or funding a family respite break. Their work, as with many charities, is tireless – more can be read on http://www.ben.org.uk/

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Bangers4BEN 2014 – Follow our progress and help us support this cause

This Friday Team Pinewood embark on a charity trip to Turin, Italy and back in aid of BEN – the automotive industry charity. We’re aiming to raise £3,000. Please help us reach this.

We are taking part in The Bangers4BEN 2014 rally. The 1,774 mile trip round will take our team from Birmingham to Turin, Italy, via the famous Stelvio Pass and onto the Fiat Factory in Lingotto – the scene of the original Italian Job film roof top chase.

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