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18.07.16

telent staff ran, cycled and walked 1100km raising over £60,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support

Leading technology company, telent, has completed a 1100km-long relay around the UK, raising over £60,000 for the company’s corporate charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Over 300 telent employees from across the country took part in the five-day challenge by walking, running or cycling part of the route. Beginning on Monday 11th July 2016, the relay had two starting points - one in the North and one in the South - with the teams crossing the finish line at telent’s Headquarters in Warwick on Friday 15th July 2016.  Persevering through wind, rain and challenging weather conditions, the North team enjoyed a rest stop at the highest pub in England during their journey from Carlisle to Warwick, whilst the South team’s expedition from Camberley took them via Heathrow and Cambridge. Many others volunteered their time to plan the various relay legs, pit-stop logistics and support their colleagues on route with refreshments and encouragement.

The challenge has so far raised £64,984 with the fundraising total continuing to climb.

Mark Plato, Chief Executive at telent said, “Challenge 1100 has been a fantastic success and it has been incredible to see so many people, including many of our customers getting involved. It really has been a team effort and I am so proud of everyone at telent for organising such a great event, as well as running, cycling and walking all of those kilometres. telent is really proud to support Macmillan Cancer Support as many of us have, and will be affected by cancer in some way during our lives. We are still collecting sponsorship and I have no doubt that we will achieve our £100,000 fundraising target over the next few months and help make a real difference to those living with cancer.”

Adam Nash, Corporate Account Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support said, “Macmillan is so grateful to everyone who took part, helped organise, cheered along participants and donated to Challenge 1100. I have been amazed at the level of support telent have dedicated to this event, from the initial conversations about routes and logistics to the hundreds of colleagues taking part in various routes across the country last week. telent’s fundraising efforts have been phenomenal and will go a long way to providing essential support to people living with cancer.”   

To help the telent team reach its fundraising target for Macmillan, please donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/challenge1100

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About telent

Dedicated to defining the ever-changing digital landscape, telent designs and delivers solutions and services, which enable organisations to create, improve and maintain their mission critical communications networks.

Vital in the effective operation of the nation’s infrastructure and at the heart of many of the UK’s and Ireland’s best-known brands, telent operates within various industry sectors including Transport, Service Provider, Public Safety, Defence, Government/Public Services and Enterprise.

telent’s industry expertise and professionalism make the company a partner of choice for organisations at the forefront of the digital revolution.

Clients include BAE Systems, BT, Highways England, Interoute, London Ambulance Service, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, RNLI, Maritime Coast Guard Agency, Metropolitan Police, Network Rail, Sky, Transport for London and Virgin Media.

Additional information can be found at www.telent.com Twitter: @telent_UK

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/company/telent

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About Macmillan Cancer Support

When you have cancer, you don’t just worry about what will happen to your body, you worry about what will happen to your life. Whether it’s concerns about who you can talk to, planning for the extra costs or what to do about work, at Macmillan we understand how a cancer diagnosis can take over everything.

That’s why we’re here. We provide support that helps people take back control of their lives. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. We need your help to make sure that people affected by cancer get the support they need to face the toughest fight of their life. No one should face cancer alone, and with your support no one will.

To get involved, call 0300 1000 200 today. And please remember, we’re here for you too. If you’d like support, information or just to chat, call us free on 0808 808 00 00 (Monday to Friday, 9am–8pm) or visit macmillan.org.uk

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