gbpartnerships has a long history of supporting charities and good causes that are close to its heart and that of our staff and partners.
We are working together to raise a targeted £7,000 by end of March 2022 for three charities: Samaritans, Cancer Research UK and Terrence Higgins Trust.
Our amazing staff team will be taking part in a wide range of activities and challenges to support these worthy causes and this page will be kept updated with details of what they have signed up to do and how they get on.
Total Raised to date: £2,760
gbp develop team: Lands End to John O’ Groats Virtual Challenge
The gbpartnerships develop team are taking on the ultimate fitness challenge! During the month of March, they will be travelling the length of the country, from Lands End to John O'Groats in a virtual 874 mile challenge.
Walking, running, or even crawling when they get a bit tired, this super talented team are in it together - and need your support! Every pound donated will go a long way to supporting the critical work that the Samaritans deliver every day.
Track their progress and donate by clicking here.
Staff Fundraising Activities
Annual Leave Raffle
Generous staff raised £330 with the annual leave raffle, with over 60 tickets sold at £5 each!
Chores for Charity.
With half-term in full swing for many, it can be hard to keep the kids occupied and away from their electronic devices. Becky Jones came up with an ingenious idea of getting her three children involved in the 🙌 gbpartnerships fundraising challenge 🙌 with a Chores for Charity challenge - raising money for the challenge along the way. Great job Becky & Kids!!
gbp beer sales!
We raised £320 from sales of gbp foundation beer! A big thank you to Slaughterhouse Brewery for supplying the beer.
Winter Wolf Run
🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♂️A huge congratulations to gbp's Duncan Preston, who successfully completed the 10k Winter Wolf run course in style! The freezing conditions and copious amount of mud were no match for Duncan! 🏃🏻♂️🏃🏻♂️
Thank you to everyone who has supported Duncan, his amazing efforts have raised £250 as part of gbp's staff fundraising challenge.
“Whilst partly to challenge myself, I’m also seeing if I can
raise any pennies as part of gbp’s fundraising challenge
to our staff. For myself, Cancer Research is very close to
y heart as my uncle was recently diagnosed with
on-curative cancer. He’s happy for me to share this so
that we can hopefully raise a few pounds towards supporting
research into how to treat this odious disease.”
Lisa's Race For Life.
Congratulations to Lisa Brettelle, Lead EBPM, on raising over £500 for Cancer Research UK this year, running in a very wet Race for Life at the end of October.
Here's a link to Lisa's Just Giving page:
Our Chosen Charities
The three charities were chosen by gbp staff from a long list of good causes.
Cancer Research UK
Nominated by: Lisa Brettelle
Cancer survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years. Consistent progress is being made but improvements to technology and ground-breaking work offer new opportunities to find different ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and improve survival rates even further.
Nominated by: Vicki Ridgway
My brother has volunteered with the charity since 2010, providing a 24/7 helpline for people who are upset, troubled or who are feeling suicidal. The pandemic has definitely increased the number of calls they’ve taken about loneliness initially around the fear of the virus, but now around the profound effect it has had on callers. The people who run the branch and treasurer do those roles on top of their listening duties. Each branch is it’s own separate charity under the Samaritans umbrella.
Terrance Higgins Trust
Nominated by: Becky Jones
The Terrance Higgins Trust was established in 1982 following the death of Terrance Higgins, one of the first people in the UK known to have died from an AIDS related disease.
HIV/AIDS is one of the worst pandemics in history – since it emerged 40 years ago, it has infected 77.5 million people worldwide, killing close to 35 million. The research into HIV/AIDS has had positive impacts not just for people living with HIV/AIDS - the COVID vaccines were based heavily on the research and learnings taken through the fight against HIV/AIDS. One impact of this focus and the disruption it caused to HIV/AIDS research is estimated to set back the fight against this disease by at least a decade.