The Gazette - May 2016

Edited by Julie Leonard
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Fundraising Report from Apex Credit Management

I can't believe it has been a year since we starting fundraising for the Braille Chess Association and how far we have come. Firstly I would like to apologise for not writing something for your last newsletter. I have had a busy few months! As you already know by now we like to come up with fun little fundraisers to keep the funds coming in and the most challenging fundraiser to date was a 42 mile bike ride. A number of our colleagues, including our CEO, rode from the Stratford upon Avon office to our new site in Brackley, Northamptonshire, but don't you worry we looked after our cyclists with cake stops and a nice visit to the pub after the cycle was done. Apart from that we have done the usual Valentine's Day and Pancake Day themed events that you heard about last year. As they are so successful we look to do them every year.

As you are all aware by now we had the pleasure of inviting Julie to the office for the cheque presentation and we were so excited to be able to tell you guys that we have raised over £19,500 for the charity. Every single person in our office contributed to that and we are very proud of every single one of them as I am sure you are.

The final bit of good news was as the year ended I needed to put it to the vote to see which charity Apex Credit Management would support in the new year and I am happy to announce it has gone in favour of the Braille Chess Association again!

On a personal note I wanted to say thank you so much for inviting me to your AGM in Derby a few weeks ago it was so lovely to meet some of you and you made me feel extremely welcome. Apex are looking forward to raising more funds to support you guys this coming year.

Maria Pistolas