Good Causes

Giving to good causes.

At Premitec, you may already know that we are involved with fundraising for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and in 2014, Premitec MD, Ian Pickles cycled the Prudential London 100 mile bike ride and raised money for the CF Trust.

Well, aside from this, we’re also supporting a number of other good causes and events that the general public and our customers are undertaking.

Are you running a marathon, swimming the channel or cycling an ungodly amount of miles? Whatever it is that you may be doing, let us know the details and we may give you some coverage on our blog and help to promote your good cause.

Jonathan Pickles, Chris Fuller, Jonny McKenna, Andy Collins, Paul Dugdale, and Neil Stansfield raised money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust http://www.justgiving.com/JonnyPickles/ by walking/climbing the Three Peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in under 24 hours. The guys finished in 23 hours and 40 minutes. The driver was the lovely Aimee who kept them jolly along the way! Well done lads a great effort.11215740_10155810855735215_2861975005062317325_n[1] 11217654_10206509296707927_1770321871278979812_n[1] 11692573_10206509296547923_5424469450162286539_n 11692638_10206509296227915_8322354428806782219_n[1]

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Keith Simpson is in training for his first Marathon run in 50 years!!  His daughter Sophie has learning difficulties.  Sophie attends a local activities centre. The Apuldram Centre’s objective is to provide meaningful daytime occupational activities to adults with learning disabilities, with the emphasis on having a training-orientated day and producing goods for sale to the public. They offer horticultural work, both on and off site, woodwork, cookery, arts and crafts.   http://www.apuldram.org

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In the photos, Keith might look rather jolly after his first half marathon, but in training for a full marathon he is looking to run three half marathons every week. Not only will the marathon itself be tough, but think about the months of training…Phew. If you have read so far, please, please visit his collection web site https:   https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/keithsimpson1  Thank you.

 3 hours 41 minutes 

“The Marathon took place on Sunday 13th March starting at 08:30. It was a lovely sunny morning quite cool with little wind, perfect for running a Marathon. The course winds round the streets of Barcelona taking in some of the famous sites of the City. At 6km there is the Nou Camp the home of Barcelona FC, 14 km sees Casa Mila, the iconic building designed by Antoni Gaudi then at 16 km probably the best known building in Barcelona the Basilica Sagrada Familia.

“As this was my first Marathon I started at the back of the pack of the 20,000 runners in the group expected to take over 4 hours to complete the course. My target was to complete the marathon in under 4 hours.

“The last 7 km were the hardest as I had only run up to 32 km in training however I was spurred on thanks to the kind donations people had made to the Apuldram Centre and I was determined to finish. I crossed the line in a time of 3 hours 41 minutes which was a much better time than I had expected for my first Marathon at the age of 50.