Welcome to The Butterfly Bulletin! Bringing you the latest news and a few chuckles from Abicare HQ
The Everest Challenge is starting tomorrow!
The time has come!
The long-awaited Everest challenge kicks off tomorrow! Anne Marie Perry, Matthew Salmon, Jason Bell and Simon Thomas will be beginning their huge task of cycling the equivalent height of Mount Everest! (the height of twenty-seven Eiffel Towers!) This will be completed in 3 rounds of steep cycling! 7 days in and around Salisbury (7th Sept- 14th Sept)
Tomorrows cycle starts from 12.30pm leaving from: The Yew Tree Whitsbury Rd, Odstock, Salisbury SP5 4JE
This cycle will be in a loop of 4 so there'll be plenty of opportunities to see the cyclists in action!
If you're around, why not pop down and join in the celebrations?
Here's the full team in all of their cycling finery!
Throughout all of next week, Head Office will be CARB loading with the cyclists every lunch time. If you're visiting Head Office next week, why not enjoy some delicious pasta from Chef Perry's kitchen? Please see the menu below and click on the button to submit an order. We will need all orders by the end of today ( 7th Sept-sorry for the short notice) and all proceeds go to Abicare's chosen charities- The Trussell Trust and Toilet Twinning!
As Abicare's fundraising efforts continue to grow, we like to take a step back and appreciate just how well we're doing!
Congratulations to all of us for helping to make a difference.
WHAT'S YOUR MOUNTAIN?
We are looking at personal mountains this year!
We would love to have a year celebrating all of your achievements, whatever they are! So we are asking for all Abicare employees to set themselves a challenge! Each office will have a huge mountain to display, and each employee will have a butterfly with their challenge displayed. As everyone moves closer to completing their challenges, the little butterflies will flutter towards the top of the mountains!
DIRECTOR'S CHALLENGE COMPETITION
Our fearless leader Anne Marie Perry completed a 7k obstacle course at the weekend to aid her training for the Everest challenge! Well done Anne Marie!
JUST FOR FUN! We'd love to hear your funniest caption for the photo above! Send your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
Refer a Friend
This year, we are proud to announce a new incentive for the Refer a Friend initiative! As well as the £200 bonus you will receive when you refer a friend to work for Abicare, your friend will also receive a £100 welcome bonus from us! We are also running an external Referral scheme! If anyone who isn't already an Abicare employee points a new starter in our direction, we are offering £25 for them and to donate £25 to their chosen charity!
Working together to grow our Abifamily!
We have one birthday this week! Happy Birthday to:
Jeanette Bell- Care Assistant, BOA
The secret to a happy workplace is having awesome colleagues like you!
On the 8th September the Everest Challenge begins with 29,029 feet in elevation ridden over 10 days, the equivalent height of 66 times to the top of Salisbury Cathedral. With a week to go until the Everest Challenge the riders Anne-Marie, Matthew, Simon and Jason have been training hard but are the riders ready? And why are they doing it? Lets ask the riders.
Why are you doing it?Matthew - I'm really excited to be helping two excellent charities Trussell Trust and Toilet Twinning. Personally I want to stay fit but its too easy to put off doing things. Having a goal to focus on really helps me and this challenge has certainly been a focus. Anne Marie - I've been cajoled into joining this years challenge. This is the hardest thing I have ever trained for. I think the charities we have chosen are very special and do remarkable things Simon - Obviously raising money for two well deserving charities is important and personally it will be an amazing experience. Have actually enjoyed …
The big day we had all been training for finally arrived-our intended time of departure was 8.00am but factor in Jason – who needs to wake up, cook the bread for breakfast, and then fill up water bottles as the rest of us are actually sitting on our bikes outside ready for the off, and the actual depart is closer to 8.30am. Legs were a little tired from the day before, and the hills seemed a little tougher. We leave Bedoin on the D974 and the slopes start immediately. Not too bad we all think until the wooded area begins and the road signs show an 8-10% incline. The slope was monotonous and continuous. Jason, tried to stay back to encourage me on but not being able to breathe and legs already hurting he got short shrift, and told to ****** off and leave me to plod on in my own sweet way. This is a man who has the capacity to talk and breathe no matter what the ascent. Not to be deterred by my admonishment, I hear him talking to what appeared to be himself – he was doing an inter…