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The Psigma Foundation Fundraising Page

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Team story

[p][b]Upcoming Fundraising Endeavours during 2018/19:[/b][/p][p][b][u]Annual Darts Evening - 15th October 2019[/u] [/b][/p][p]More information to follow.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Completed Fundraising Endeavours during 2018/19:[/b][/p][p][b][u]Psigma Ten Ride Again - 13th, 14th & 15th June 2019[/u][/b][/p][p]On 12 June eleven cyclists and two support drivers eagerly headed down to Portsmouth to catch the overnight ferry to St Malo. The team arrived safely the following morning after a smooth crossing and a restful night’s sleep. After a quick pit stop for a coffee and a croissant the Psigma Peloton hit the road, with 105km to cycle that day. Progress was fantastic and the group met the van at Mont St Michel 50kms down the road before lunchtime for a quick snack. There were one or two hills to contend with next but the thought of the forthcoming sticky pork stir fry for lunch kept all the riders going. The trips only rain shower dampened spirits temporarily in the afternoon, but the sun did reappear and the Psigma Peloton dried out before hitting the 105km mark and arriving in Fougères. Understandably, there were some hungry cyclists at dinner and everyone replenished the reserves before heading to bed.[/p][p]Day two meant a slightly shorter stage at 85km, but with a few more hills to contend with. This didn’t hamper progress and the team roared along to the first rendezvous with the van. The sun was shining and spirits were high. Progress was a touch slower to lunch and the cyclists rested the legs whilst the support team provided another tasty meal. The Peloton knuckled down again after lunch and enjoyed some beautiful scenery in the Normandy countryside before arriving safely in Domfront. There was some dissent in the ranks on discovery that the dinner location was at the top of another steep hill, but the team settled down when they were greeted with the smell of hearty French cooking.[/p][p]The group woke up refreshed on day three and were chomping at the bit to get going with the longest ride of the trip. It was lucky that everyone was full of energy as there was a slight mishap with the directions early on which meant some extra distance was added to an already challenging day. The Psigma Peloton put this behind them and soldiered on, although nervousness grew as the hours went by as everyone knew the biggest climb of the trip was awaiting. However, the team did what it does best and got the job done with no complaints. The support team were waiting at the summit with a feast which had been well earned. Spirits were high during the afternoon session, and the group made fantastic progress to cover the 110km distance to Ouistreham.[/p][p]There was a great feeling of pride among the team to know that they had completed the 300km ride, and all in aid of the Psigma Foundation. The team enjoyed another tasty French meal that evening, and returned to Portsmouth by ferry the following morning. ferry the follow[/p][p][b][u]Matthew Sharp's Father & Son Climb up Mount Kilimanjaro - 22nd October - 29th October 2018[/u][/b][/p][p]Conclusion to follow[/p][p][b][u]Tim Wishart Cycles in aid of the Psigma Foundation 6th September - 11th September 2018[/u][/b][/p][p]The incredible journey, spanning a whopping 440 miles, was cycled by Tim Wishart and two friends in only six days. The team started by traveling to Ardgay in mid-north Scotland, cycling a leisurely 35 miles north. Shifting it up a gear on day two, they travelled up and along the north westerly coast and down to Kylesku, totalling 80 miles.[/p][p]They truly pushed the boundaries when they cycled an incredible 170 miles south over a two-day period down to Applecross, during which they were able to admire the breath-taking scenery. ‘The views out to the summer isles and Stac Pollaidh was the highlight of the trip,’ Tim Wishart says. ‘It must be one of the most stunning parts of the UK.’ There is no rest for the wicked, though, as they covered another 145 miles over the final two days.[/p][p]But it was not all smooth coasting downhill. ‘Cycling through 25mph head winds in non-stop rain was definitely a low point! Needless to say, after this momentous trip, all three cyclists deserved a much needed rest. What an amazing achievement it was.[/p][p][b][u]Prudential London-Surrey 100 Bike Ride 29th July 2018[/u][/b][/p][p]Frank's Experience: I was up at 3:15am to cycle 28km to the start of the 160km ride at the Olympic Park. I set off at 6:10am to the sound of “smoke on the water”. There was the usual fast cycle to and though London on closed roads. A change to the daily commute!! There was one accident just in front of me around Tower Hill, two fat middle aged men on fancy carbon bikes thought they were in a real race. I managed to avoid joining them on the floor and rode through Richmond Park to Hampton Court in the dry. Then the rain came, pulling on my thin rain jacket I stayed dry for 10km but once the jacket had done its best the rain eventually got through and I was wet for the rest of the event.[/p][p]Surrey hills are not new to me but riding them on closed well marshalled roads is a real treat. The absence of angry 4X4 drivers was an added bonus. Newlands Corner, Leith Hill and Box Hill all safely navigated then the run back into Kingston for the second time. Then the most difficult section for me as we head towards Wimbledon, not the Hill but passing my house with my wife and kids waving. At 140km, I’m cold, wet, tired and a tad emotional, really wanting to stop. I grab a some pre-arranged flat coke and press on up and over to Putney Bridge along Embankment and finally up Pall Mall. I received my medal, empty goody bag, an unrecognisable “snack” and another 16k to get home before noon.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]About the Psigma Foundation[/b][/p][p]We take pride and enjoy contributing to the community and encourage our colleagues to participate in supporting our chosen charities.[/p][p]This year signifies the third 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.[/p][p]After a great deal of consideration we chose to formally support the following charities for 2018/19.[/p][p]Action for A-T (Ataxia Telangiectasia) (https://actionforat.org/)[/p][p]Wooden Spoon (https://woodenspoon.org.uk/)[/p][p]Stanstead Lodge Senior Club (https://seniorslewisham.wordpress.com/) [/p][p]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.[/p][p][b]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.[/b][/p][p][b]Psigma Foundation (registered Charity Number 1163295)[/b][/p][p][img][/img][/p]
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TB

From the Christmas Family Day. Thanks again to John for letting us host it in the office. Apologies for the noise.

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