2017 thyssenkrupp triathlon completion
After months of planning, training and preparing team thyssenkrupp UK have completed the 2017 London Triathlon raising an amazing £4,000 for Cancer Research UK.
From November 2016 all the way through to July 2017, the months of hard work and dedication had built up to one day, and our troops were raring to go. The team was drawn from different thyssenkrupp UK subsidiaries including the Elevator, Aerospace and Materials divisions. Throughout the year they have been training hard both individually and in groups for the event.
The triathlon took place on Saturday the 22nd of July when our team swam 1.5km across the River Thames before cycling 40km and finished it all off with a 10km run. This was our first ever collaborative charity event across multiple thyssenkrupp sites.
Massive congratulations are being sent out to Lee Jones, James Clark, Mark Chapman, Edward Nelson, Aaron Crinnian, Owen Martin, James Bailey, Scott Kingsbury, Simon Davies, Graeme Milner, Mark Aylett, Ray Graggs and Phil Relph, and as you can see in the below image the team were extremely pleased to have finished, smiles all round!
Terry Sargeant, CEO of thyssenkrupp UK, said: “I am incredibly proud to see so many of our wonderful staff pulling together for the London Triathlon and raising money for such a good cause.
“Many of our employees up and down the country actively support various charities and we, as a business, aim to support them in whatever we can. Sometimes that may mean purely financial support by way of a donation, but as our triathlon team is going the extra mile, we wanted to do the same and kit them out with new, state-of-the-art training and performance gear.
“Our staff have put months of hard work into this, getting themselves in physical shape for the challenge and raising funds.”
Donations to Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is a charity that has saved millions of lives over the years and this is down to people donating making the research possible. Their research helps establish preventative medication and create cures for many different types of cancers. Over the past 40 years, cancer survival rates have doubled and that is down to the funding and research.
Cancer Research UK puts the funding received into researching all types of cancer and how it affects all ages. Funding is now also being put into discovering ways of finding an early diagnosis and the hard-to-treat cancers. This is all down to donations.
We would like to thank everybody that donated whether that was pounds or pence, we really do appreciate every penny that can now be donated to such a great charity, Cancer Research UK.
thyssenkrupp UK aspires to become more active in corporate social responsibility and we look forward to showing further support in future activities across the UK.