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06.07.16

telent staff set to run, cycle or walk 1100km for Macmillan Cancer Support

Leading technology company, telent, is set to undertake a 1100km-long relay around the UK to raise money for the company’s corporate charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Over 220 telent employees will join the challenge by walking, running or cycling part of the route. Taking place on 11th – 15th July 2016, the relay will have two starting points – one in the North and one in the South – with the teams making their way to the finish line at telent’s Headquarters in Warwick.  Many others will be volunteering their time to plan the various relay legs, pit-stop logistics and support their colleagues on route with refreshments and general encouragement.

Mark Plato, CEO at telent, comments: “We are very excited to take on this mammoth challenge. I am delighted that so many staff, as well as some of our customers are getting behind the challenge. Macmillan is an extremely important charity as many of us have and will be affected by cancer in some way during our lives. Through continued donations and fundraising efforts, Macmillan is able to provide much the need support during very difficult times. We’ve set ourselves a target of £100,000 and are asking people to dig deep to support the charity’s on-going efforts.”

To support the telent team in raising funds for Macmillan, please donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/challenge1100

Adam Nash, Account Manager at Macmillan Cancer Support added, “We are delighted that our corporate partnership with telent is continuing to go from strength to strength. Their staff are really pushing themselves with their fundraising and we’ll look forward to supporting them through this huge challenge as well.”

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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 

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCTlAQWx0suel4cdDwLqyN7g

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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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