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National Car Retailer Inchcape UK are getting behind Cure Leukaemia in 2022 and have supported the charity’s Your14 campaign this September by encouraging colleagues to get involved and help raise funds.
Inchcape UK staff have been challenged to put their walking shoes on and devise a challenge around the number “14” – to recognise that every 14 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer – whether that is 14 colleagues organising a group walk, staff dedicating 14 days to running or taking on a 14km hike.
The retailer have been creative with the challenge to spark competition amongst staff by creating a walking bingo card for colleagues and their families to take with them whilst getting active with a range of things to see and do and plenty to tick off to complete the card.
Kirk Gill, Northern Market Area Director – InchcapeUK Jaguar Land Rover, said:
“We’re thrilled to be supporting Cure Leukaemia, and to see our team really get behind the charity. It’s a fantastic cause that’s close to many members of the team, and it has been a brilliant opportunity for the team to get outside and be active throughout the month of September.”
The Tour of the TAP 2022
Inchcape UK were also the headline sponsor of The Tour of the TAP 2022, which saw CEO James McLaughlin run over 100 miles in just two weeks, running 14km around all 12 of the TAP centres we support in the UK.
Inchcape colleagues were on hand to welcome James to various showrooms across the country as part of his Tour.
Looking to the future
Inchcape’s support for Cure Leukaemia doesn’t stop there! Later this year, Head of Business for BMW and Mini (Colchester) Scot Grant has pulled together a team of colleagues and will be heading from Essex to Wales to tackle the iconic Mount Snowdon in December.
The team are looking to fundraise £3,000 for Cure Leukaemia and have already gone over the halfway mark.
Scot spoke to us about his motivation for taking on this challenge:
“When I heard recently that Inchcape UK had chosen Cure Leukaemia as our charity to support in 2022, it was clearly close to my heart.
Twenty years ago this November, I lost my biggest hero to pancreatic cancer, my dad. Shortly after his brother (my uncle) was diagnosed with Leukaemia and passed away. After speaking with some of my team, we decided that this December a small group of us would drive from Essex to Wales, and climb Snowdon in the midst of winter to raise money and awareness for this amazing charity.
I am very lucky to have such a positive, tenacious team that didn’t need to be asked twice to join me on this “frosty” mission to climb Mount Snowdon.”
To read more about Scot’s challenge, click here
InchCape will be match-funding all fundraising efforts by their team up to £10,000.