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£100,000 barrier broken

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£100,000 barrier broken Armitage Thanks, Ideal Standard’s fundraising initiative is celebrating after reaching the halfway milestone in their campaign to raise £200K for Bowel Cancer Research and The Smile Foundation, by the end of 2017. A charity initiative launched to mark the bicentenary of iconic bathroom brand Armitage Shanks has raised over £100,000 in its… Read more »

A Moth For Amy

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A Moth For Amy Pioneering and legendary aviator, Hull-born Amy Johnson, is set to be honoured with a new mass engagement public art project, ‘A Moth for Amy’ as part of plans to mark the 75th anniversary of her tragic death in 2016. Part of next year’s Amy Johnson Festival – which will be a… Read more »

Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is a challenging circuit walk, starting and finishing in Horton-in-Ribblesdale. Taking the three highest peaks in Yorkshire, it is a long and demanding walk, with a total climb of 5200 feet. Following the extremely successful National Three Peaks challenge last year, 42 employees from both Hull… Read more »

London Marathon

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London Marathon Katy Thorpe and Rachel Whittaker, from our Accounts team in Hull ran the London marathon in April 2016. Both experienced runners, with half marathons under their belts, the girls finished in fantastic times and within a minute of each other. Rachel at 4 hrs 22 mins and Katy at 4 hrs 23 mins…. Read more »

Paris Marathon

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Paris Marathon Amanda Taylor and her husband Dave successfully completed the Paris marathon back in April 2016 in aid of Cancer Research, also supporting our Armitage Thanks fundraising activities. Taking on the challenge in aid of Dave’s father who sadly passed away from cancer in July last year, the couple initially were planning on running… Read more »

Barcelona Marathon

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Barcelona Marathon It all started quite innocently a couple of years ago, a bit of running to slow down the dreaded middle age spread. I was quite pleased with my progress by the summer and when a friend of mine suggested the Birmingham half marathon I thought why not. That’s how they hook you in,… Read more »

Scaling New Heights for Charity

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Scaling New Heights for Charity Dozens of staff took the plunge in November 2015 and abseiled down the side of our Armitage factory building, all in support of our Armitage Thanks charity initiative. A total of 45 intrepid workers descended from the top of the 50ft factory, raising more than £2000 in the process. Mike… Read more »

Spectacular Fancy Dress & Bakes For Armitage Thanks!

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Spectacular Fancy Dress & Bakes For Armitage Thanks! A big Armitage Thanks! to all the Armitage-based staff who took part in, and supported the Hallowe’en fancy dress spectacular in October. We managed to raise a terrific £114! A special thanks to the judge of the fancy dress competition, Jeff Williams. …And the Star Baker award… Read more »

Teeing Off With Mel Reid For Charity

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Teeing Off With Mel Reid For Charity Mel Reid, the current number one female European golfer, hosted a masterclass to raise money for Armitage Thanks campaign as part of a golf day to raise money for Armitage Thanks! The event, which took place at Breadsall Priory in Derbyshire, was attended by 60 Ideal Standard team… Read more »