On June 1, two teams from Clegg Food Projects donned their triathlon suits and took on the Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge, raising money for Nottingham Renal Unit.
The Charity Challenge is a 10-hour triathlon-style endurance event, hosted by the national food manufacturer every two years. It’s the seventh time Clegg has entered at least one team for the challenge.
Lisa Robinson, Deanne Wells, Dan Ellis and Jason Vince travelled down to Exmouth National Park in Somerset, forming the team Clegg Cohorts. Anton Newell, Dave Swift, Andrew Holland and Chris Underwood made up Clegg but no Bacon and both teams competed in the ‘tough’ challenge event.
Combined, both teams raised £4,150 for the Renal Unit at Nottingham City Hospital – a cause close to the team at Clegg Food Projects.
As well as taking part in the first of two weekend challenges, Clegg Food Projects was also a key sponsor for both events, with the second challenge taking place a week later on June 8.
John Moxon, business development director at Clegg Food Projects, said: “As a Nottinghamshire company we’re always very keen to find fun, and often challenging, ways to raise money for local causes.
“Unfortunately, one of our employees’ partners recently had a kidney transplant and regularly undergoes dialysis at Nottingham City Hospital Renal Unit. We therefore thought it would be fitting to raise money for Nottingham University Hospital Charity and support the great care they provide.
“I’d like to thank everyone who has either taken part or generously donated. The Charity Challenge is always a fantastic event to be involved in and this year was no different.”
Since its inception in 2009, the Samworth Brothers Charity Challenge has raised more than £2.2m for charities across the UK. This year over 100 teams took part with more than 50 different charities being supported.
For more information about the event visit the website: www.samworthbrothers.co.uk/charity-challenge/cc-2019