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PayPal Ride for IRT

July 22, 2019

A special thank you to a team of 7 cyclists from PayPal who are cycling the Prudential Ride London to raise money for IRT. The 100-mile event starts at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before finishing on The Mall. Jess Tinker, from PayPal in Richmond, approached us and graciously claimed all our Ride London spaces. She […]

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A special thank you to a team of 7 cyclists from PayPal who are cycling the Prudential Ride London to raise money for IRT. The 100-mile event starts at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park before finishing on The Mall.

Jess Tinker, from PayPal in Richmond, approached us and graciously claimed all our Ride London spaces. She ambitiously emailed around to her colleagues to start a team. Thankfully she found some keen cyclists in the office who have since been training for this very demanding event. For most of them this is their first time and, having met them, they are all very enthusiastic to get started. We went along to their cake sale, on Friday 20th July, where the team had baked some delicious cakes and biscuits to further support their fundraising.

Though they will be riding as individuals, they are all part of Team IRT and we are so grateful for their dedication and support.

We would like to wish Max, Alex, Jess, Justin, Dan, Oliver and Rob a massive good luck and an even bigger thank you!


De La Rue takes on the Yorkshire Three Peaks

July 22, 2019

Two teams from De La Rue’s R&D department in Basingstoke took on the first official StepUp Challenge this June. They set themselves the huge task of hiking up the Yorkshire Three Peaks (Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent) in under 12 hours. In doing so they set the target of raising £3,000 to support 10 families (70 […]

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Two teams from De La Rue’s R&D department in Basingstoke took on the first official StepUp Challenge this June. They set themselves the huge task of hiking up the Yorkshire Three Peaks (Whernside, Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent) in under 12 hours. In doing so they set the target of raising £3,000 to support 10 families (70 mums, dads and children) for the full four years of StepUP. Through months of fundraising including bake sales, baby pictures, funny dress days and match funding from De La Rue, they raised an astounding
total of £4,913.57! This means they are now supporting 16 families (over 112 people) to rebuild their lives. We’ll be updating them on the families’ progress and achievements throughout the four years. They also completed their personal challenge to finish the hike in just over 11 hours.

WE CHOSE IRT BECAUSE THEY STAY AND HELP PEOPLE EVEN AFTER THE CAMERAS HAVE LEFT. THE PROJECTS ARE FOR LONG TERM SUSTAINABILITY. IRT GIVE PEOPLE RESOURCES FOR LIFE SO THAT THE WORK CONTINUES WHEN THE CHARITY LEAVES. THE PEAKS CHALLENGE WAS A TRULY INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE AND I WAS GLAD TO BE PART OF A FANTASTIC TEAM AND SOME BRILLIANT FUNDRAISING FOR A VERY WORTHY CAUSE.” – KAREN