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North Coat 500

Back in September, Stephen Laurie, Stuart Winterburn, Gordon McRae and David Lappin started their 5-day challenge of cycling the North Coast 500 to raise money for The Archie Foundation. Their journey began in Inverness with checkpoints in Shieldaig, Ullapool, Durness, Helmsdale before crossing the finish line back in Inverness. The team pushed through and cycled 100 miles a day to complete the challenge. Kudos to them.

The Archie Foundation are a fantastic charity that raises money for the Highlands Children’s Unit. The Unit supports sick children and their families with 24/7 care. The Money raised through Archie is used to fund advanced staff training, emergency grants for families, specialist equipment and outdoor garden spaces. 

The charity is very close to Dynamic Edge as 7 years ago, Stephen’s 3-year-old daughter spent a week in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness after contracting a rare strain of flu.

“The staff there were absolutely out of this world. The nurses in particular, were not just dealing with a sick child, but they also knew exactly how to deal with a very worried and apprehensive parent.

“We will always be so grateful for the care we received at that difficult and stressful time.”

When the team started the challenge, we were aiming to raise £7,500. After the 5 day cycle and a fundraising event we exceeded our goal and raised an amazing £12,072. We are incredibly thankful for everyone who supported the team during the North Coast 500 and for donating to an amazing cause.

Stay tuned for our next charitable event.

 

Beach Clean Day

Being limited to walks and outings over the last 18 months has given us a newfound love for nature. It has shown us how important it is to protect and look after our planet. Our teams in Guildford and Fareham ventured to Hayling Island to help the Marine Conservation Society clean the local beaches. The team spent the day picking up litter and debris washed up onto the shore or left behind after beach days and picnics. The MCS logged all items found in order to help track where the litter came from which enables them to champaign for change.

It was a fantastic day to get everyone involved and to do our bit to help the environment. 

At Dynamic Edge, we are committed to providing the highest quality of support to all our clients. As well as this, we consider ourselves a responsible and environmentally conscious company. We recognise the local and global impact of our operations. It is because of this, that we have decided to launch our own environmental committee.

The committee is made up of a bunch of volunteers from within our organization, with members coming from differing departments and levels within the business. The ambition is to create a dynamic policy showing continued betterment which will lead us to carbon neutrality, and hopefully not too long in the future, carbon negativity. The goal of the committee is to help shape Dynamic Edge, its employees, clients, and distributors to become more environmentally conscious.

Clare’s big hike

At the beginning of October, one of our Systems Engineers Clare Green took part in Cancers Research UK’s Bigs Hike. In gale-force winds and driving rain, Clare walked 26 miles along the South Coast to raise money to help beat cancer. With the poor weather conditions, many participants, unfortunately, had to stop halfway through. But, Clare was determined and crossed the finish line soaked through and covered in mud! She surpassed her goal and raised a total of £410. An incredible achievement!

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