London Marathon 2016: Introducing Team Red
Posted 22/03/2016 by BrightHouse Social Team
London Marathon – Introducing our teams
Last week, we introduced our Team Yellow who are taking part in the world famous London Marathon. Now it’s time for you to meet Team Red, our Colleagues from the South.
The Captain of Team Red
Our team captain Nigel, works in HR and has a special story to tell. The NSPCC used Nigel in their national publicity material after he ran for them at the 2015 London Marathon.
When he applied for last year's race, Nigel made it clear that he wanted to use the experience to completely change his life. He focused on his health, with exercise and diet becoming very important to him. Whilst training for the Marathon, the weight started dropping off. Nigel is now 8 stone lighter.
Nigel has come a long way since then, and is determined to inspire our colleagues. He is a true ambassador of the NSPCC. He often encourages colleagues to hold charity fundraising events, whilst sharing his knowledge of the vital work that the NSPCC does.
Meet Team Red
Our team captain has supported his team tirelessly, checking on their progress nearly every day. They are all there for each other:
We have two Dave’s running in Team Red. Dave N is a Regional Manager. This is his first ever NSPCC fundraising event. He signed up both to help a great cause, and also to challenge himself.
Dave P is a Director at our Leavesden office and is a long-standing supporter of the NSPCC. He has taken part in many events including: the Gherkin Challenge; Royal Parks Half Marathon; charity bake sales; and, family fun day BBQs. This is also not the first time he has run the London Marathon.
Our Customer Sales Advisor, Louise (pictured right), is a busy mum of six. In addition to taking care of her family, and her day job at our Skelmersdale store, Louise is also doing a part-time university course. We don’t know where she gets the energy. But, she is still making the time to train for the marathon, as well as fundraise.
Our Local Distribution Centre Manager, James, is taking part in his first NSPCC event. Having attending our annual conference last year, he was inspired by what he heard about the NSPCC and the work that they undertake. He wants to do his bit to help.
Wes, is a Quality Assurance Manager, who has run the London Marathon twice before. In 2011 he raised funds for the NSPCC and he’s doing it again because he’s a firm believer of the work they do. He says this will be his last marathon, so is determined to beat his personal best time.
Alasdair, works in Credit and Risk. In addition to regularly support the fundraising efforts of others, he was seeking a personal challenge. This is Alasdair’s 15th marathon and he's determined to achieve a personal best time. He's also looking to raise as much money for ChildLine as he possibly can.
Stuart, is no stranger to fundraising for the NSPCC. He took part in the BrightHouse Isle of Wight Sailing Challenge in 2012, and the Three Peaks Trek in 2014. Now taking on the London Marathon for the first time.
Glenn (pictured right), is our Ramsgate Deputy Manager Designate. As a recent first time father, Glenn would like to raise awareness of the great work that the NSPCC does in supporting children in the UK.
How to donate to the NSPCC
All our runners wanted to take part in this challenge of a lifetime to support our charity partner. We are so proud, and can’t wait for the big day, to cheer them on. Feel free to show your support to our runners on this blog or leaving comments on our Facebook page countdown. We’re sure the team would like to read your messages of support.
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If you would like to support our London Marathon team effort and donate to the NSPCC, please visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/BrightHouseSupportsTheNSPCC and as a thank you, BrightHouse will match fund every penny donated.