Global Marine Systems Ltd, the world leader in subsea system design, installation and maintenance, has presented a cheque for nearly £16,000 to national children’s charity, Brainwave. Approximately half of the donation was raised following a two-day show of pedalling power by 18 employees who cycled 210 miles from Global Marine’s headquarters in Chelmsford, Essex, to the company’s cable storage depot in Portland, Dorset.
Through a series of sponsored activities over the past 12 months including the Great East Swim, raffles and cookery challenges, Global Marine has been diligently raising much-needed funds for Brainwave, and in October 2016 was delighted to present the charity with a cheque for £15,789.76.
The bike ride in August provided £8,534.68 of that total. Setting off from Chelmsford and travelling through London, the team of 18 stopped in Winchester, Hampshire for an overnight stop, before finally finishing in Portland the following evening.
A number of Global Marine’s suppliers and other local businesses kindly sponsored this impressive cycling feat, including Ben Line Agencies, Bollington Insurance, CSCC, Healeys, Keller, L&R Midland, Meachers, The New London Restaurant, Prysmian Group, Quadrant Equipment, Sainsbury’s Springfield, SMD, SSI Energy, Sumitomo and Willis Towers Watson.
With a centre located in Witham, just a few miles from Global Marine’s Chelmsford base, Brainwave aims to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of therapies for children with physical, sensory, learning, cognitive and behavioural difficulties.
Moving forward, Global Marine is already planning more initiatives to help raise money for this worthy cause, including a 200,000m two-day indoor rowing challenge, a fantasy football league and Santa dash. Company employees also have the opportunity to donate through their monthly salaries.