Friday, July 3, 2015

News: Rotherham businesses raising money for charity

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Rotherham-based data destruction and WEEE recycling solutions company, S2S Group is one of a number of teams from the local business sector donning ridiculous outfits to compete in a "It's a Knockout" charity event in aid of Bluebell Wood.

The event is taking place at Dinnington Rugby Club this weekend and is set to be full of fun and games. The S2S squad, which includes a cross section of employees, from directors and members of the operations team and warehouse staff, will be scaling giant inflatables and batting mountains of foam all in a good cause.

Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice is based in North Anston and offers care and support to children with a shortened life expectancy, both in their own homes and at our hospice itself. The hospice costs approximately three million pounds every year to offer this essential support and with less than 10% statutory government funding, the hospice relies heavily on the support of donations from events like the It's a Knockout event.

Emma Moorhouse, marketing executive at S2S said: "It's going to be a lot of fun but most importantly we want to lend our support to Bluebell Wood. The work that they do to support children and young adults with a shortened life expectancy is inspiring and anything we can do to help is a bonus. We are looking forward to the event and I am sure it will reveal a competitive side to a few of our team members!"

S2S JustGiving page

Members of staff from both the Doncaster and Rotherham offices of law firm, Malcolm C Foy & Co recently participated in Sandal Beat Wood 10k race to raise money for charity. The chosen charity was the Child Brain Injury Trust, who provide support for children, and their families, who have acquired a brain injury. The charity was nominated by Dan Carr who has previously worked closely with the charity through his personal injury work and all the staff agreed it was a worthwhile cause.

All the hard work training for the race and collecting donations paid off as all 14 members of staff finished the race in commendable times and a total of £2,200 was raised for the great charity. Dan Carr, the oldest member of staff racing, has been picked out for special praise as he managed to hold off competition to finish first of the MCF racers, as has Donna Moore, for raising £630.

Malcolm C Foy & Co JustGiving page


Rotherham-based IT entrepreneur Colin O'Donnell, who runs Mozit IT in Parkgate, successfully completed the "Banger Rally Adventure," crossing Europe in a car that cost just £300. Not only that, he and co-driver Richard Hessey from ASC Metals, a friend from university, made the long journey back to Rotherham!

The 1994 Toyota Celica, nicknamed "The Lizard King," set off from Belgium and took in Freiburg and then Lake Como, before ending in Monte Carlo - a five day rally across Europe covering 2,070 miles, crossing five countries.

The firm received generous support from businesses in Rotherham and Sheffield and is closing in on a £3,000 target for the local branch of the National Autistic Society (NAS).

Colin O'Donnell, managing director at Mozit IT, said: "We realised the true challenge was actually getting home with the car and this was the "winning."

"Some teams opted for the sensible idea of ditching the banger car and hopping onto a plane. That would have been too sensible for me and Rich. We were determined to bring The Lizard King home to Rotherham. Covering 900 miles in two days, it was one of the most gruelling tiring drives ever, but seeing the J33 M1 turn off brought a smile to my face.

"I cannot thank my clients, friends and family enough for the support."

Look out for The Lizard King driving the streets of Rotherham, proudly adorned with sponsors logos.

Mozit IT JustGiving page

S2S Group website
Malcolm C Foy & Co wesbsite
Mozit IT website

Images: Bluebell Wood / Mozit IT

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