Recognising the passion our employees feel towards furthering their altruistic ventures, we take a look at what members of the team have been doing to raise money for good causes in our spring charity update.
EPC-UK has always made supporting charitable endeavours part of its SPIRIT ethos, encouraging personnel company-wide to pursue fundraising activities for the good of the community, causes and individuals alike.
Shelley takes steps in the right direction for Brain Tumour Research
We’ve also been impressed by our P.A. to the Commercial Director, Shelley Totty, who earlier this year took part in the ‘10,000 Steps a Day in February Fundraiser’, in support of Brain Tumour Research.
Taking the steps whilst safely following Covid-19 guidelines during the peak of the second lockdown, Shelley pursued her challenge throughout the month. As well as staying fit – and safe – she raised a total of £725 to help fund vital brain tumour research.
The charity is currently running a ‘Jog 26 Miles in May’ campaign, more information on which can be seen here:
Ken’s commitment to Cancer Research goes the extra mile
In this update, we’d like to show our support of Ken Taylor, Electrical and Instrumentation Technician at Bramble Island. Ken has just completed his Captain Tom 100 Challenge, by walking an impressive one hundred lap distance over a single weekend, equating to 40 kilometres – and the addition of one blister.
Friday 30 April would have been Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday. Back in 2020 he grabbed the attention of the nation when he completed a one hundred lap journey around his garden and raised an incredible £38.9 million for the NHS Covid-19 appeal.
Captain Tom: His simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” – inspired millions around the world and brought comfort and joy to so many during the pandemic.
Ken’s efforts to honour Captain Tom and his amazing achievements have helped to raise £95 for his charity of choice, Cancer Research UK. It’s a cause close to Ken’s heart, as he is also the Event Chair for ‘Relay for Life – Colchester’. This charity celebrates the power of community fundraising in the fight to beat cancer and has a goal to raise £29,000. The total raised so far this year has just passed £10,000. You can find out more here:
The charity’s fundraising total currently stands at nearly £8,000. To further support Ken, EPC-UK has made a £250 sponsorship donation to Cancer Research UK, Relay for Life -Colchester.
Finally, our own Managing Director, Ben Williams, has updated us on his personal charitable efforts, as he took part in ‘Run the Month’ back in January – a running challenge event encouraging people to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.
Completing the ‘Marathon Edition’ Ben ran 26.2 miles over the course of the month and by doing so secured £732 to help Prostate Cancer UK’s life-saving research, a charity with close personal meaning.
A disease now nationally considered as the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK, Ben bettered his target of raising £1,000 for the cause, whilst simultaneously being spurred on by son Joshua to improve his fitness levels. Maintaining the momentum, Ben has continued to run even after the fundraising event, advocating the effect the charity run has had on him, both physically and mentally:
“I’ve been truly impressed with our employees’ efforts in raising funds and thinking of others during a time when life presents additional challenges for us all,” Ben Williams comments.
“It’s a testament to the passion, respect and teamwork harnessed within our company and I’m proud to see how considerate and committed – both personally and professionally -members of our hardworking company are.”