Scrambled Legs take on Race to the Tower Challenge

This year, 15 brave trekkers from CET Property Assurance and Central Services will be taking on the Race to the Tower 2020, to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

In July, Team Scrambled Legs will be tackling the 53-mile route across the Cotswolds, from Stroud to Broadway Tower, in this 2-day challenge.

Our 2020 trekkers are

  • Peter Eglinton (CEO of the CET Group)
  • Phil Howe - Client Liaison Manager (CRM)
  • Lucinda Else - Office Manager (Underground Services)
  • Charles Johnson – Report Writer (Underground Services)
  • Molly Partridge - Claims Handler (Underground Services)
  • Laura Jane Brigham - Senior Service Centre Operative (Home Emergency)
  • Owen Knight - Incident Manager (Home Emergency)
  • Scott Thompson - Incident Manager (Home Emergency)
  • Gareth Vickers - Claims Manager (Home Emergency)
  • Carolyn Cole (Head of HR)
  • Alice Nadin – HR & Training Co-ordinator (HR)
  • Emily Chalmers - Application Support Engineer (IT)
  • Harminder Bajwa - Technical Engineer (IT)
  • Zachary Jackson - Financial Accountant (Finance)
  • Davy McCabe - Business Assurance Manager (HSEQ)

Speaking about why he chose to volunteer, Phil Howe, Client Liaison Manager, said: “I haven’t been directly affected by the disease, but I have seen loved ones go through the pain of caring for someone with dementia.

“They experienced a sense of grief when caring for their loved one, due to the loss of the future that they had planned to share together, as well as the sadness of seeing someone they had known for most or all their lives becoming more and more confused and vulnerable. I can’t imagine how this felt to both the dementia sufferer or the Carer.

“When we were first looking into the challenge, I was shocked by a stat showing how 1 in 16 people over 65 will develop dementia. Alzheimer’s Research UK funds pioneering research to make a real difference to people’s lives. They are focussed on key activities to bring about the first life changing dementia treatment by 2025 and by the support of fund-raising activities, such as the Race to the Tower, we can make this a reality.”

Over the next six months, Team Scrambled Legs will be undergoing training to help them take on the mammoth challenge. Here’s how Phil plans to train:

“Living so close to the Peak District with its vast number of walking trails, training for the challenge gives me a great reason to wake early and enjoy the countryside, while also spending more time with my family. I have already set out some long hikes for my wife and I, plus some shorter ones for the kids to join in as well. I just need to make sure I stock up on plasters as I have already created a number of blisters on my feet!”

“Despite the pain (and I’m sure it’s nothing compared to how we’ll feel on the Monday after the challenge) I know that the whole team are spurred on by the opportunity to make a huge difference to Alzheimer’s Research UK. With so many people now affected by dementia, I am sure many people within CET’s client base will recognise the importance of raising money for this worthy cause. I don’t think any of my clients see me as a fitness fanatic, so they might be quite surprised to see me taking on the challenge.

“I know all the clients that I speak to regularly are always supportive towards charity fund raising, so it would be absolutely fantastic if we could get their support. Go Team Scrambled Legs!”

If you would like to support Phil and Team Scrambles Legs, you can do so by visiting the team’s Just Giving page.

To find out more about CET’s charity fundraising activities, please visit our ESG page.