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SMEG CONTINUES FUNDRAISING FOR ACTION MEDICAL RESEARCH IN 2015

12/07/2015

2015 is proving to be another huge fundraising year for Smeg UK and Action Medical Research. With over £30,000 raised this year so far, the Smeg team are striving to pedal that little bit further to ensure that the final total at the end of the year is something truly special. Any additional contribitions will be highly welcomed to keep our fundraising momentum up!

                                  

APRIL

The year began with the London Marathon where Senior Product Coordinator Lucy King represented Smeg UK in the 26.2 mile run on 26th April. After months of hard training and effort, she braved the cold weather to complete the course in under 5 hours and 45 minutes and raised thousands for Action Medical Research.

         

JUNE

Then, in June a whole team of 35 cyclists, including Smeg customers and employees, set off on a memorable trip of a lifetime. Heading over to Italy, the team rode between the mountains of Northern Italy from Venice to Milan, covering over 300 miles - no mean feat. 

        

Also in June over 30 members of the Smeg UK team set off from their current Milton Park HQ and walked to their new office in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. The whole route was just over 10 miles and was another great team fundraiser.

                 

JULY                                    

Our next challenge saw our MD truly lead by example in taking on the 100km ‘Race to the Stones’ along the iconic Ridgeway in Oxfordshire/ Berkshire. Mike decided to run it all in one go, smashing the 36 hour time limit and even his personal goal of sub 20 hours. Mike ran home in a stunning 16.5 hours so congratulations very much in order, well done Mike!


                                 

                                                               

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Our fundraising, however is not just restricted to running and sport. From fantastic ‘Cream teas in a box’ to bake sales and company charity days, quiz nights and Come Dine with Me events - all playing their part in helping to fund important medical research to support children and babies with epilepsy, meningitis, cerebral palsy and brain cancer; the work they do is truly amazing.

The first £7,540 of 2015 was raised following a Smeg fridge promotion which ran through December and January. Smeg donated £20 to Action Medical for each fridge sold during this period. The FAB28 was chosen as it features in the famous Paddington Movie!

To find out more about Action Medical Research and the fantastic work that they do, visit their website at www.action.org.uk.

Similarly, if you would like to contribute to Smeg’s fund raising efforts visit our page at www.action.org.uk/smeguk.