London Marathon 2016: Introducing Team Yellow
Posted 14/03/2016 by BrightHouse Social Team
London Marathon – Introducing our teams
Last month, we announced that the NSPCC’s ChildLine Service were celebrating their 30th anniversary. We have been proud supporters of the charity and ChildLine since 2010.
To mark the special occasion we have two teams taking part in this year’s London Marathon. As the named charity partner of the event, this provides a great platform to increase awareness of the work of the NSPCC. We can really support them and make a real difference, with our fundraising efforts.
Meet Team Yellow
Representing the North is our Team Yellow Colleagues. Leading them to victory is Alex, our enthusiastic Wallasey Store Manager, who is no stranger to the occasional run. Alex has been raising funds for the NSPCC for years. In 2012, he won our BrightHouse Community Award, for his outstanding efforts.
Last April, Alex ran two full marathons: Manchester and London, with only a week between. Running isn’t always on his agenda, last October, he along with fellow Colleague and London Marathon 2015 runner Nigel, took part in the NSPCC’s Big Sky Dive event jumping from a height of 10,000 ft.
Alex takes his passion for the charity seriously. He is determined to be a contributor for change in the lives of children that most need it.
Team Yellow have a strong line-up. Some of our Colleagues have previously taken part in sporting charity events, whilst others are new to participating, and have been training tirelessly to prepare:
Darren (pictured right), works in retail and is a keen runner. He has also taken part in various events for the NSPCC such as Tough Mudder.
Our store managers in Scotland; Carl of Perth, Jamie of Dunfermline, and Andrew of Glenrothes, recently completed the Glasgow Half Marathon as part of their preparation towards race day.
Rachael, who is manager of our Colwyn Bay store enjoys keeping fit but this is her first ever NSPCC event. She wants to raise a substantial amount for the charity hoping to enlist help from her friends and family.
Allen, is our Accrington Store Manager and was inspired by our Company Annual Conference after meeting fellow fundraisers. He was motivated by the words from the NSPCC’s Director of Fundraising, Paul Farthing, who spoke passionately about how BrightHouse Colleagues are making a difference.
Karl, our Liverpool Regional Manager, has participated in organising charity events for our charity partner, and also signed up to various sporting events to prepare for April’s run.
Kieran, is based at our Blackburn store. For him, this is a personal challenge. He would really like to make that difference for children who need to get the best professional support when they need it.
Neil, works as Deputy Manager of our store in Newcastle. He previously helped organise the successful family fun day, which included a rubber duck race, in Seaton Sluice Harbour raising donations for the NSPCC. Neil is a keen runner and has been enjoying his training.
Last, but certainly not least is Denise. Denise is wife of team captain Alex. Having witnessed Alex taking part in so many runs over the last few years, they are training together.
How to donate to the NSPCC
All our runners wanted to take part in this challenge of a lifetime so that children are safer. We are so proud and can’t wait for the big day to cheer them on. Pop down and say hello at one of their stores, we’re sure the team would like to see the friendly faces of support.
Now that you know a little bit about our Team Yellow, we’ll be introducing our southern team, Team Red. Please keep visiting our page for further updates.
For more information on ChildLine’s 30th anniversary please click here.
If you would like to support our London Marathon team effort and donate to the NSPCC, please visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/BrightHouseSupportsTheNSPCC