John Lewis

SANE is delighted to have been chosen as the John Lewis Corporate Partners' Charity of the Year for 2012-2014. This relationship will see Partners involved in employee fundraising to raise money for mental health, and initiatives to increase understanding of mental health.

The Partners got off to a brilliant start with a 340 mile cycle from London to Dusseldorf - an amazing undertaking, which raised the wonderful sum of £27,500. Peter Coleman, Commercial Analyst told us about the experience:

Day 1 was a long slog for some, particularly after some wrong turns and one person (member of the public) who thought it would be amusing to turn around a sign. The first person was in around 4.30pm and last at 9pm.

Day 2 saw a wake up call of 4.15am in readiness for the 6am ferry to Dunkirk; then 90 miles in the saddle to Gent.

Day 3 was the longest day in the saddle and 112 miles just over the Dutch border to Roostern, a very nice hotel in the countryside. Again, a longer day for some than others.

Day 4 was a more leisurely day with a 10.15am start and 55 miles to the finish in Dusseldorf. After an excellent meal it was time to unwind with a few beers in town.

A great time was had by all with many friendships anew and rekindled.

We'd like to thank the following individuals for participating in this amazing feat, along with their support crew - Jeremy Foyle, Darren Stewart, Nicholas Foyle and Diarmuid Walsh - without whom this wouldn't be possible.

Click here to read the article that appeared in their in-house magazine: Corporate Chronicle.

Peter Coleman John Lewis Partnership
Chris La Thangue John Lewis Partnership
Jeremy Thornton John Lewis Partnership
Colin Pearson John Lewis Partnership
Daniel Barnard John Lewis Partnership
Kitty Chan John Lewis Partnership
Gary Kind John Lewis Partnership
Matt Sinfield John Lewis Partnership
Mark Kennor John Lewis Partnership
Simon Borthwick John Lewis Partnership
Michael Robinson John Lewis Partnership
Brian Arscott John Lewis Partnership
James Lavender  
Phil Hurst Hurst Peirce & Malcolm LLP
Tony Milward Robinson Low Francis
Kelvin Allen Robinson Low Francis
John O'Donnell Conamar Building Services
Ed Griffin Farrell & Clark LLP Architects
Russell Clinton Tenos Ltd
Jonathan Smith Underwood Carpenter
Andy O'Connor Underwood Carpenter
Belinda Petersen Underwood Carpenter
Anthony Toleman R G Carter Projects Ltd
Peter Bussey DBS Financial Services
Sebastian Day Wilson Mason & Partners
Jason Catley Bowmer & Kirkland Ltd