Netsight fundraising for the NSPCC

by Astra Baker on Feb 23, 2011
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NSPCC logoNetsight has pledged to raise £1600 for the NSPCC by the end of September 2011. By raising £1600 the NSPCC fully train a Childline volunteer so that they can answer calls from desperate children. Each week at least one child dies from cruelty. Every year 19,000 adolescents attempt suicide. The NSPCC needs continued support to increase the provision of its vital services for children.

We need your help in order to achieve our goal of making sure a call from a child does not go unanswered.

Daniel Marks, one of our developers from Netsight has decided to embark on the tough challenge of training for the Bristol (Olympic distance) triathlon to help raise money. So far Daniel's training is going well. As a former Australian, Daniel learnt to swim when he was in the womb, however years of neglect (and English weather) have meant he no longer remembers what to do. He is re-teaching himself and slowly working his way up to swimming 1k without stopping or drowning. As a keen cyclist this will be the easiest leg for Daniel, but getting up early to do the nearly 10 mile cycle into work in the morning shows just how dedicated he is to achieving a good time. With his hatred for running, Daniel has been putting most of his early training into overcoming his limitations ("overweight, not very good at running") by pounding the treadmill. He is already running 10k in under and hour which is a big achievement for him considering he could only manage 2k in 20 minutes just over a month ago.

If you would like to support Daniel and our fundraising efforts please visit our just giving page

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Kurniawan says:
Jun 26, 2013 03:26 AM
I am glad that more and more people are pigledng for children's hour. The extra income could provide child services for the beneficiaries. I hope more and more pledges happen this year.

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