The Cremarc team has raised over £4,225.00 for Cancer Research UK over the last two years thanks to the support of friends, family, colleagues and clients. In 2019 we are continuing our efforts to raise money for this wonderful charity, as well as others.
This year the entire team have agreed to take on at least one “challenge” to raise money for a charity of their choosing. In many cases people will be stepping way out of their comfort zones, so we would love your support. You can sponsor the team for any of our challenges via Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cremarc
Take a look at what we have signed up to so far:
1. London Winter Run (10K) – Sunday, February 3, 2019: (Cancer Research UK)
– Chris H.
Rachel, Gary and Chris H. have decided to run the 10k laden down with Bergens of varying weights so instead of joining the 20,000 runners taking in the historic sights, they will be staring at the ground just ploughing through searching endlessly for the finish line.
2. Chris’s Mount Teide by Bike – 17th March, 2019 (Beaumont Hospital Foundation)
– Chris Devine
On St Patrick’s Day, our resident Irishman Chris Devine will be cycling the longest continuous road climb in Europe – 7,200 up Mount Teide, an active volcano on the island of Tenerife. He’s raising money to fund a new family room at the Richmond Neurosurgical ward at Beaumont Hospital, following his treatment for a benign brain tumour last year.
3. PARAS’ 10 (10 miles) – Colchester, Saturday 18th May 2019 (Dementia UK)
– Chris H.
The PARAS’ 10 is a 10-mile endurance race based on The Parachute Regiment’s 10-miler from selection at the end of training and is conducted over undulating terrain with each man carrying a Bergen weighing 35lbs plus water. Rachel, Gary and Chris H will all be on a level playing field, all having to carry the same exact weight – no preferential treatment for the ladies on this one. Rachel is a bit grumpy and moaning about it constantly.
4. 2019 London to Brighton Bike Ride (54 miles) – Sunday June 16, 2019 (British Heart Foundation)
– Chris D.
– Chris H.
– Matt C.
– Chris L.
Our biggest team so far and all the Chris’ you could ask for! Chris D., Chris H. and Chris L. as well as Philip, Matt C. and Geoff will be taking on the punishing 54-mile London to Brighton Bike Ride. As they sail through the many miles of beautiful scenery, with nearly 30,000 other participants dressed in their best lycra, their legs will undoubtedly be burning, their heads down in concentration, focusing on the finish line and the amazing moment they can put their normal clothes back on.
5. Fan Dance (24k) – Saturday, July 6, 2019 (Cancer Research UK)
– Chris H.
A gruelling 24km SAS Selection test march staged over Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. The world’s oldest Special Forces test is used as the first major indicator of whether a candidate has the physical and mental aptitude to complete the legendary Selection course. The AEE Fan Dance Race Series was founded, organised and managed by veteran SAS & SBS soldiers. Rachel and Gary have completed this challenge in the summer of 2018 and know how ridiculously hard it is. Fortunately, Chris H doesn’t really “get it” so they got him to sign up before he did his research. It’s all about being team players.
6. Cremarc Sleep Out – Centre Point (Date TBA)
– Chris D.
The team of Anna, Gary, Chris D, and Sam will be swapping their beds for sleeping bags to raise money and awareness for homeless young people. We are currently in the process of trying to convince other members of the team to stop whinging and buy a sleeping bag. Watch this space.
7. 5k Park Run – Saturday, September 14th, 2019 – Pancreatic Cancer UK
The team of Viviana, Sam and Rachel are participating in a 5k Park Run event. As the ladies haven’t been running in a while, there will be plenty of practice runs over the next few months. Please spur them along as we are running this event in memory of Sam’s father.
To support any of our chosen causes, you can donate to our Just Giving Page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cremarc