Helping Hands

Supporting the life-savers

Welly-throwing contests, gruelling assault courses, cycling challenges, family fun days, supplier donations and mobile phone recycling initiatives by GAC UK staff have raised more than £2500 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) in just six months after it was named the company’s Charity of the Year for 2017.

And there’s more to come: six workmates are lacing up their trekking boots for the 56-mile Bullock Smithy Hike; collections will be made at GAC’s trackside suite for motor racing events at Donington; and individual raffles, cake days and other fund-raising activities will be held at GAC UK offices.

“Supporting the important work of the RNLI was a natural choice for GAC UK,” says Alexis Walton, who manages the activities. “Though wholly reliant on donations, last year RNLI lifeguards responded to 17414 incidents and saved 127 lives. We are not only pleased, but also very proud, to support such a vital service.”

RNLI Mayday 3 Shires Cycle Sportive Challenge with Joshua Douglas from the Mersey Branch

Jonathan Peach, Dom Watson, Olly Smith, Trish Slack, Rasha Abdelhamid, Tom McNab, Katie Watts, Josh Payne from GAC Southampton tackle the Gung-Ho 5k inflatable assault course.

GAC’s Aberdeen golf day in August raised more than £1000.

GAC’s Ben Timpson hosted RNLI crew volunteers from Lifeboat stations in and around Aberdeen at the Aberdeen vs Ross County football game. Thankfully, Aberdeen won!

Family and Friends Day including a welly throwing competition organised by the Grangemouth branch

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