A huge well done to our team of fundraisers who were taking part in the #CaptainTom100 challenge weekend.
100-Mile Cycle Challenge
Our Chief Executive (Julian), Head of Fundraising (Dave) and Head of Client Services (Duncan) completed a whopping 100-mile cycle over the long weekend.
Our cyclists enjoyed two long bike rides along the beautiful Northumberland coast.
Dave told us: ‘All really exhilarating and worthwhile…. with no punctures, injuries or incidents!! The scenery was stunning (as always), and we made sure we took plenty of refreshment stops along the way, ha!’
Just what we like to hear!
100k Steps Challenge
We also had a team of enthusiastic walkers taking on a 100k steps challenge over the weekend. We caught up with some of our steppers to see how they got on….
Maria – Action Language Office Assistant
Maria and her partner braved the wet and windy weather to get their steps in:
“It is always really nice to put walking boots on. I love walking and discovering new routes in the North East. This challenge was the perfect excuse and make me and my partner to keep going despite the weather on Monday to reach our target.”
Ian – Action Language ESOL Coordinator
Ian, a keen walker, took on this challenge with his lovely mum and they surpassed 100k steps EACH. Wow!!
‘We’ve always been a family of walkers but now that the dog is old and if the weather is bad, it’s always good to have something like this challenge that gives us extra motivation.
During lockdown we’ve found so many new, local walks and there’s always a lot of wildlife to see. Over the four days of the challenge we saw deer, hares, buzzards, green finches and yellow hammers as well as new-born lambs.’
Abi – Fundraising and Grants Officer
‘I loved the idea of the Captain Tom 100 challenge and knew straight away I wanted to get involved.
This challenge was a great excuse to get out and about (despite the terrible weather) and raise some money. My walking highlight was walking from Beadnell to Sea Houses (and back) – stopping for fish, chips and a pint along the way! We got absolutely drenched as the weather took a turn for the worse but it was all worth it to get those steps in.
Working for Action Foundation I’m so proud to take part in this challenge as I get to see first-hand how important our services are for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in our local community.’
Thank you so much to our fundraisers and supporters – thanks to you we have surpassed our fundraising target of £400! The money raised will make a huge difference to our work supporting refugees, asylum seekers and migrants across Tyne and Wear. You can sponsor the team here – https://www.goldengiving.com/fundraising/OneHundredAF