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|
|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|