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The Cure Parkinson's Trust
Help us to find a cure for Parkinson’s. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust was founded by people with Parkinson’s, with the sole aim of helping to find a cure for this degenerative neurological condition. Frequently considered as an old person’s disease, Parkinson’s can affect anyone at any time. The youngest person diagnosed is just nine years old, and many in their 20s and 30s are given this devastating diagnosis. Parkinson’s doesn’t kill, it imprisons, removing all control over natural movement, a life sentence for a young person with Parkinson’s. The Cure Parkinson’s Trust wants to reverse the condition. We have already made significant headway. Patient led, we are impatient to wrestle back control over our lives. We are engaging the whole Parkinson’s community, with scientists, with regulators, with industry and with policy makers because we believe Parkinson’s can be cured. No-one is more passionate about this than the people touched by this cruel disease. But we need everyone’s help. Join us, because together we can illuminate the issues and the research being undertaken to beat it and we are close.
Restart
Restart Creating safe space to restart lives. Restart is a charity focusing on the socially excluded. We are committed to offering healthy routes back into society for the homeless, the long term unemployed and the lonely. We believe that every person who finds the courage and power to change their situation, can Restart their lives. We focus on education, housing, employability programmes and emergency aid.
Naitbabies
Naitbabies are raising awareness about a serious genetic condition called Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT / FNAIT). This may cause unborn or newborn babies to bleed into their brain (ICH), and/or other major organs and may result in death or lifelong disability.

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The Psigma Foundation Fundraising Page

Fundraisers: 
Gareth Mason, Psigma Investment Management, Harry Schofield, Sara Walsh

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/PsigmaFoundation

About the Psigma Foundation

We take pride and enjoy contributing to the community and encourage our colleagues to participate in supporting our chosen charities.

This year signifies the second year since the formal incorporation of the Psigma Foundation (‘the Foundation’). This is an independent charitable foundation that focuses our corporate philanthropic activity in support of small and personal charities, nominated each year by our colleagues.

After a great deal of consideration we chose to formally support the following charities for 2016/17.


Our Next Big Fundraising Events:

Charity Darts Tournament 13th October 2017


Past Fundraising Endeavours during 2016/17:

Edinburgh Office - Sponsored Bike Ride, Newcastle to Edinburgh

Simon Kay, Tim Wishart and Richard Hyder of Psigma’s Edinburgh-based team chose to salute their colleagues’ recent achievements and raise further funds by cycling 167 miles from Punter Southall’s office in Newcastle to Psigma’s Edinburgh office over the 5th and 6th of August.

Against the odds and despite mixed weather and a lot of hills, the team’s initial enthusiasm was sustained by a steady supply of bananas, ham sandwiches and Haribo.  This was delivered to us by our ‘wing man’ David Robertson, who ably manned the support vehicle and kept the team going with much-needed encouragement.  Our intrepid trio tackled a 1000ft climb into the Moorfoot hills into Fife, from there it was downhill all the way to Edinburgh where they were greeted by a visiting troupe of Korean tribal drummers drumming away right outside the 7 Castle Street office.

The ride raised around £3,000 so far toward our chosen charities.  

London Office - Sponsored Bike Ride, Cherbourg to France

Over three days from 1 June, 12 Psigma colleagues were challenged to cycle nearly 300 km from Cherbourg to Rouen in order to raise funds for our three chosen charities. They did so with typical grit, determination, and a touch of ‘je ne sais quoi’….

All riders are now safely back ensconced in the office, and the Psigma Foundation is glad to report that a current total of nearly £6,000 has been raised as a result of the event.

The team were supported and motivated by a support team ‘par excellence’. Our CEO and Chair of Trustees Mr. John Howard-Smith helped nourish our riders with home-made stir fry’s and steak sandwiches whilst our very own ‘white van men’, Mr. Adam Side and Mr. Rupert Hunter.

2017 London Marathon

On Sunday 23 April, three brave souls from Psigma’s London office, along with Psigma veteran Tim Gregory, fearlessly took on the Virgin London Marathon.

Harry Schofield, investment manager, agreed to run the marathon for the first time after ‘a few too many’ with Tim. They both ran for Cure Parkinson’s Trust, part of the Psigma Foundation and a charity also close to Harry’s heart.

Nathan Hull, business development executive, had the privilege of being the first person to represent Age UK Essex in the marathon. Despite rupturing his knee at mile three, Nathan heroically soldiered on through the remaining 23 miles, completing the race in a successful, albeit painful, 7 hours.

Joining them was Andy Bresnahan from the operations team, running for the Psigma Foundation which supports three small charities nominated by Psigma colleagues.

Between them, the team raised over £10,000 for their chosen charities. Huge congratulations to Tim, Harry, Nathan and Andy!

Sleep Out, Kensington

On Thursday 9th March 2017 our colleague, Martin Van Zyl participated in a sleep out, the aim of the event was to raise funds and create awareness so that Restart can expand their operation to rehome and create employment opportunities for any homeless person.

The volunteers only had access to a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard outside the location, St Augustine Queens Gate, Kensington, which is also where Restart hosts a meal every Saturday evening. 25 people took part in the event with 4 volunteers taking watch through the night.

  • Sleep Out, Kensington raised in excess of £2,000
  • Charity Darts Tournament, City raised £1,600
  • Charity Football Tournament, Coram’s Field raised £1,426
  • Quiz Night, Walkabout Embankment raised £1,252

Our three chosen charities are extremely grateful and appreciative of all our fundraising efforts. The monies raised is being put to excellent use. Look out for our fund raising summary later in the year.


Thank you for visiting us at Virgin Money Giving.  Through this page, you can sponsor us in our charitable efforts and donations will be processed quickly and efficiently to our chosen charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf, where the donor is eligible. We appreciate your support and thank you in advance for your donations.

Psigma Foundation (registered Charity Number 1163295)


Recent donors

06.09.17 Well done the cyclists!

04.09.17 Well done Richard and team. A great effort and a worthy cause.

30.08.17 Congratulations on a great achievement.

29.08.17 Well done Tim and the team! God bless Chris and Jenny

23.08.17

20.08.17

17.08.17

15.08.17 Amazing cycling. Glad the drummers were there to welcome you home

15.08.17 Very impressed by the cycling (and uphill all the way).

14.08.17 Well done Richard. Fantastic achievement. Are the saddle sores healed? Rona

14.08.17 Congratulations Richard and all your slightly crazy colleagues. x

12.08.17 Well done Richard and friends!

12.08.17

12.08.17 Great effort Tim and team, and fab to be supporting Parkinsons. Brilliant!

11.08.17 Well done to you all - and Tim in particular as he looks as though he was slightly struggling at the back and even more so looks the most relieved to have finished!!

09.08.17 Brilliant Team effort guys!

09.08.17 Hope all went well Richard!

09.08.17 Well done Tim and team

09.08.17 Good effort

09.08.17 Well done all of you.

09.08.17 Great effort, well done all!

09.08.17 Well done all (",)

09.08.17 Great effort - well done guys!

09.08.17 well done -you certainly took the scenic route as opposed to shortest

09.08.17 Well done Gents...great achievement. Those Moorfoot hills must have felt like Everest! Hope you've tucked into the Caledonia's Best!

£15,107.00

Running total

Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£18,006.25
Total donors:
325
Last donor:
Grant Walker
06.09.17  
Offline fundraising:
£2,331.00
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