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TEAM Members' Fantastic Fundraising Achievements

Massive congratulations to Lynne Rose from Personnel Placements and Simon Bliss from Principal People for their recent monumental fundraising efforts!

On 27 April Lynne set off with 48 Salisbury Trekkers to travel to Beijing in China. They had all signed up to take on the challenge of walking the Great Wall of China in support of their local hospital charity - The Salisbury District Hospitals Stars Appeal. Led by two local guides they learnt about the culture of the local people who warmly welcomed them each evening as they arrived in their village to stay for the night. Mornings began at 6.30am and the trekkers walked in temperatures up to 33 degrees.  Despite challenges both physically and mentally as well as little sleep and very emotional moments, all 49 of them completed the trek as a united team. “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work” was certainly very apt on the trek as they all helped each other though the difficult days and celebrated their successes each evening. Lynne's reasons for taking on the challenge were numerous; she wanted to do something to mark her 50th birthday last year, support a local community charity and say thank you to the hospital who has cared for many people in her life - family, friends and colleagues. On the trek Lynne made many new friends, listened to their reasons for trekking and pushing herself physically and mentally.

Lynne has already raised nearly £10,000 and there's still time to donate

On 7 April Simon Bliss and his accompanying team (nicknamed the 'Sleazy Riders'!) set off on a 1,000 mile adventure from Land's End to John O'Groats on a monkey bike to raise money for a portfolio of charities including Great Ormond Street, MIND and the Grenfell Tower appeal (via Heads Together). As well as raising money for these deserving charities, Simon is passionate about raising the profile of Safety professionals and the great work that they undertake every day to support their communities and society as a whole. 

So far Simon, his outriders and supporters have raised just over £4,000 and there's still time to donate