Lockdown and social distancing has kept us all apart but it’s also shown us how we stand together and support each other.
Even while they were self-isolating at home, two members of #TeamGC raised money for their chosen charities by proving their toughness, in very different ways.
In late February 2020 she was diagnosed with cancer but continued to work right up to undergoing surgery even as the current crisis rocked the country. Before starting 12 weeks of chemotherapy – and although that treatment wouldn’t have caused her to lose her hair – Lorraine let her husband cut her hair off live on Facebook.
She raised over £3,7500 for The Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for children undergoing cancer treatment, together with Macmillan Cancer Support and ChemoHero.
Simon is one of our electro mechanical engineers and a triathlete.
With the London Marathon cancelled, Simon decided to take part in the 2.6 Challenge, an event where people take part in activities based around the numbers 2 and 6 to raise money for charity. Simon rode for an impressive 26 hours straight and covered 655km on Zwift using his resistance turbo trainer – Chapeau.
He raised just over £3,700 for the two charities, North Devon Hospice and Exmoor Zoo.
Emotional toughness or physical stamina, we all need a little extra something to help us with the present crisis and it is inspiring when we see people demonstrate those qualities on behalf of others.
Stay safe, be alert and we wish you all well.