Month: May 2014

Chairman’s Challenge is set to heat up in Brazil

00News May, 14

Athene Communications’ Managing Director Richard Astle’s mammoth 2014 charity challenge is set to reach boiling point with his next run in July.
Richard, who is also the Chairman for the charity Shine, will be in Rio de Janeiro for the 2014 World Cup and is taking the opportunity to swap the unpredictable UK weather for golden beaches and sunshine as he takes part in a 10k run across Copacabana beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean as part of his Chairman’s Challenge.

Running alongside Richard will be Danny Mills, a former Premier League footballer and BBC Radio 5 Pundit. Danny is a patron for Shine and has recently received the ‘Outstanding Ambassador’ award, which recognised the money he has raised in the past 12 months for the charity.

Richard is now halfway through his 10 challenges to mark his 10th anniversary as Chairman for Shine, with the aim of raising £25,000 to fund a new Health and Well-being Centre for people with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. He has currently managed to raise an impressive £12,000.

Richard said: “Having completed four out of the 10 challenges, I am really looking forward to getting to Rio with Danny and pushing myself – it will be a great experience and for such a worthwhile cause.

“It will be one of my toughest challenges yet, despite it being winter during the time I will be out there, it is considerably warmer than summer here in the UK, so I will have to make sure I’m well hydrated and resist the temptation to take a dip in the sea.

“I would like to thank everybody for their donations to date, but urge people to continue to dig deep to raise the funds for this vital new centre.”

Richard is hoping to soak up the famous Brazilian carnival atmosphere and watch a World Cup game while he is out there.

For further information on the Chairman’s challenge and how to donate.

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Tony’s Fundraising for Action Cancer

00News May, 14

Action Cancer is one of the leading cancer charities in Northern Ireland, for 40 years they have been committed to saving lives and supporting people in the community dealing with the illness. Unfortunately we all know someone whose lives have been touched by cancer, that’s why Action Cancers work is a vital part to our community in Northern Ireland.

At Peninsula Print we like to help with fundraising as much as we can, so when we were approached by local man Tony Scullion we felt obliged to help him with his fundraising for Action Cancer.

Tony is set to climb Mount Everest in October in aid of  Action Cancer and in order to help fundraising for this mammoth task, we have printed the tickets for Tony’s events in Ten Square Hotel Belfast.

The event kicks off on Saturday 24th May 8pm in the Porcelain Suite, Ten Square Hotel Belfast. Where there will be Comedy Hypnotist Robert Herdman and music by Stuart Lunn & Rab Wishart.

Tickets are £10 and can be reserved by contacting Tony on 07830329074

Message of thanks from SERC

00News May, 14

We have a close association with the South Eastern Regional College (SERC) at Peninsula Print, not only on a print basis but also in the involvement of helping local unemployed people get back into the work place. We hold regular visits here at the factory in order to give people an insight into the daily workings at Peninsula Print. It helps people to readjust into a professional working environment.

This week we received an email from Southern Eastern Regional College that we would like to share with our followers.

“I just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help with our Step into Training college visit on Tuesday.  The participants really enjoyed it and felt it gave them good insight into the printing business. They were also very impressed by your commitment to the Steps To Work Programme, and the ongoing provision of training and opportunity to achieve further qualifications.

We appreciate that you took time out from your work to facilitate us, and the Inspector!”

It always gives us a great lift in the office when we receive emails of thanks like this from customers. We understand how important it is for us to be able to give back to the community in order to help the economic development of Northern Ireland. That is why we are keen to support SERC’s Steps to Work