Charity round up: Half marathon and golf day success


Andy Acton Lake VCommercial director runs half marathon for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

A Lexelle director has raised £270 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance service after running his second half marathon of the year in September.
Andy Acton ran the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon in Wales on 13th September having already run the Stafford Half Marathon in March for the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity.

Raising £270 and counting, Andy’s race coincided with BIBA Yorkshire and Northern Region’s ‘Walk Around the World’ event which took place throughout September.

“The BIBA Yorkshire and Northern branch are looking to raise £5,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and, as a member of BIBA, I thought I may as well get involved as I was running this event for fun anyway,” said Andy.

“The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is totally funded by voluntary contributions and I am sure we all either know someone or have personally had the use of this superb facility and the great staff that crew the ambulance.

“People have been very generous so far and I am very pleased to have raised £270 to date, which we’ve added to Lexelle’s other fundraising efforts.”

Andy ran last month’s race in a new personal best time of one hour, 26 minutes and 6 seconds.

He finished in an impressive 77th place out of 1,485 entrants.

You can still sponsor Andy by visiting clicking here and more information on the Yorkshire Air Ambulance can be found at www.yorkshireairambulance.org.uk


Alex's WishLexelle team take part in charity golf day. 

The Lexelle team has taken part in a special golf tournament to raise more than £10,000 for a children’s charity.

Four team members including Sharon West, Steve Gaynor and Jon Bostock swapped their office chairs for golf buggies to raise money for Alex’s Wish – a charity set-up to eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

The event, which involved 86 golfers, took place at Rothley Park Golf Course in Leicestershire on 18th September and it was the second year running that Lexelle have entered a team.

Managing director Sharon West said: “We really enjoyed taking part in last year’s event and we were more than happy to show our support again this year.

“It was another fantastically well organised event and a chance for us to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

The Alex’s Wish Golf Day raised a total of £10,363.28 for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

You can view a video of the golf day by clicking here.

For more information about Alex’s Wish visit www.alexswish.co.uk