Fundraising News 2018-11-28T11:19:08+00:00

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Snowdon

Our NICE Climb Snowdon team did an absolutely fantastic job of conquering the highest mountain in England and Wales. Even with a brutal 5am start to the day, the team of 27 set off up the rocky terrain of the Miners Track. It was a chilly ascent, navigating heavy mist and strong winds.

With amazing team spirit, everybody encouraged each other towards the summit, stretching up a colossal 1,085 metres. After some lunch on the top, they began their descent. While delighted to see the mist clear, this made for a new challenge altogether as they headed down the Llanberis Track in the blazing sun and blistering heat!

The changeable weather of Wales aside, the NICE Climb Snowdon team were an extremely dedicated group of individuals. Varied in their trekking backgrounds, our more experienced participants helped out those who were leaping out of their comfort zones. The inspiring levels of dedication and enthusiasm on the day were reflected in their phenomenal fundraising efforts, resulting in a hugely impressive £9,807 as their grand total.

Get in touch with Annie on anniesmith@conductive-education.org.uk or 0121 442 5563 to find out about joining the fun next year and taking part in NICE Climb Snowdon 2019! Whether it’s just you, friends and family or a bunch of colleagues coming along – this event brings everybody together and it’s absolutely worth it for our post-trek fish and chips!

Extreme marathon running!

Richard is an avid supporter of NICE and has been inspired by his daughter’s work as a Trainee Conductor. This time he took on the London Marathon for us, but it wasn’t your average race, nor your average training regime! Richard endured the freezing conditions of ‘The Beast from the East’ throughout his marathon training, then was faced with the hottest London Marathon on record and a foot injury. Ardent and determined, Richard pushed through to finish in an impressive 5 hours and 8 minutes. We are so grateful to Richard for his perseverance and absolutely delighted his admirable efforts have raised an incredible £2,241.25 for us.

The Terrific Trident Trek

Brian and his fantastic team set out with passion and drive as they completed The Terrific Trident Trek for NICE.

“A ‘posse’ of Jet Age Museum Volunteers, wives and friends, comprising Sally Ferrers, Andrew and Helen Folliard, Gary and Janet Murden, Dave Caldwell and I, completed the circumnavigation of Gloucestershire Airport in three and a half hours including lunch, chatting, shower dodging and plane watching. Thank you very much to our Sponsors, each and every one of you, for your generous donations!” – Brian Rawnsley

Brian has benefited from our Parkinson’s services at NICE and brought his team together with the aim to raise £250 for us. With their hard work and commitment, we were unsurprised and completely delighted to learn that they’ve raised an absolutely brilliant £594.90 for NICE!

Golf Day

This year’s NICE Golf Day, held on Monday 18 June at Edgbaston Golf Club saw broadcaster Adrian Chiles join the golfers on the fairways before saying a few NICE words after lunch, conveying the significant impact the charity has on local people with physical disabilities such as Parkinson’s.

The event sponsored by finance companies, S&U plc and Aspen Bridging attracted 15 teams with many from the Midlands Business Community and raised a record £9,455.20.

Thanks must go to OWB, Hill and Smith Holdings and Oosha for sponsoring tees, along with all of the individuals and companies who donated prizes for the raffle and auction and contributed to the success of the day.

Congratulations goes to Rothschild (1st place), X (2nd place) and Dakro (3rd place).

Keep an eye on NICE’s website for details of the 2019 Golf Day.

The OAS Wolf Pack

We were delighted that OAS supported us with another Wolf Run this year, with an even bigger pack of wolves! Some were excited, some were nervous, some a little terrified. They powered through did an absolutely smashing job tackling huge obstacles, running, jumping, swimming – the list is endless! Their hard work has all come together in an impressive total of £4,757.93 and we couldn’t be more thankful for their tireless dedication and commitment to fundraising for NICE.