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Over the next 12 months a number of our PSP colleagues will be taking on extraordinary personal challenges for charity.

First up (and down) is Saltash Account Executive, Will Bailey who is taking part in a sky dive on 30 March to raise money for local hospice St Luke’s.

He will be followed by Newquay Director Martin Geen, who will be running the London Marathon on 28 April in aid of Children with Cancer UK

Later in the year on 31 August, it is the turn of our Health Insurance Adviser, Sarah Gillies, who is taking on the challenge of trekking a marathon through Salisbury taking in the sites of Old Sarum and Stonehenge for Alzheimer’s Society.

Then Jane Tutte – private clients account handler in Newquay will be once again walking 100km. This time along the Normandy Beaches between 2 and 6 October for The Soldiers Charity

We wish them all luck.

In addition to these one off events, other colleagues work  throughout the year volunteering time to help their local communities.

Britta Ohlsen, Commercial Account Handler at our Bridgwater office, volunteers time for Mind in Somerset.

Whilst Sophia Hennequin, Account Handler at Torquay is a Dementia Friend providing support for families, who have a member living with dementia.

 

 

 

 

Private clients account handler, Jane Tutte joined the challenge with charity ABF The Soldiers Charity, to walk 100km along the WW1 frontline from Arras in France to the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium.

Jane says ” I support a charity called ABF The Soldiers Charity. It was formerly known as ‘A Benevolent Fund’ which was set up in 1944 and is the National Charity of the British Army which supports soldiers, veterans and their immediate families, for life.

I was privileged to walk with some amazing people who raise a great deal of money for this charity but also, on this occasion, I walked with an ex soldier called Phillip ‘Barney’ Gillespie, an ambassador and benefactor of the charity.

Barney was a soldier in the Royal Irish Regiment and four months into his third tour in Afghanistan, whilst out on patrol, Barney stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). As a result of the explosion he lost his right leg. This didn’t stop Barney continuing with his life and has been helped along the way by the ABF The Soldiers Charity.

He also told me that he has been selected to compete in the Invictus Games for Team UK. A fantastic achievement.”

You can pick up his story at here – phillip-gillespie

Jane has already signed up for next years challenge for the charity a 100km walk along the Normandy Beaches.

 

Sarah Gillies, as Akela of 2nd Saltash Cub pack joined Beaver and Cub Scouts from 2nd Saltash to take part in the BBC Countryfile Ramble to raise money for BBC Children in Need. The group of young people, their parents, pet dogs and leaders set off along the pathways and bridleways of Saltash taking in the sites around the town and surrounding countryside. The Beavers and Cubs achieved elements of a number of their activity and challenge badges whilst having fun and raising funds for Children in Need.

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