Sargeant Partnership LLP team member running the TCS London Marathon 21st April 2024 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital
As part of our charity work this year, one of our Senior Managers, Simon Smith, is running the TCS London Marathon on 21st April 2024 in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Having run the Marathon previously in 2022, this will be the second time Simon has attempted this distance and is looking to do even better this time around.
Every day, around 750 seriously ill children and young people from across the UK are seen at GOSH. Every day, doctors and nurses battle the most complex illnesses, and the brightest minds come together to achieve pioneering medical breakthroughs. And every day is a chance for you to make a difference.
The charity means a lot to Simon and his family as his nephew was born with a Kidney issue for which he has received expert care and treatment from GOSH since birth.
About us | Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity | Great Ormond Street Charity (gosh.org)
We know Simon would very much appreciate both ours and your support, with every penny being raised making a massive difference to so many people’s lives. Simon has committed to raising at least £2,000 and with our support, we can help him achieve his target!
Therefore, please see below the link to Simon’s just giving page, where you will be able to donate towards this fantastic cause.
Simon Smith is fundraising for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity (justgiving.com)
Any donation will be gratefully received and go a long way to supporting the magnificent work that this charity does and don’t forget to Gift Aid the donation where possible!
Simon is already training but is beginning his actual 16-week training plan from January so please join us in supporting and wishing Simon the absolute best of luck as he takes on this challenge!
Floyd’s Update - October 2023
Floyd and Roger are getting on incredibly well together, and very much adore each other. Their aftercare instructor, Christine, met with them on Tuesday and she said that Floyd lay fast asleep, looking totally contented at Roger’s feet throughout. He is very much a part of the family and Roger is so happy with him.
Roger lives with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), so Floyd helps him every day, in particular with picking up dropped items and retrieving things such as spectacles, his phone and shoes. Roger is planning to teach Floyd some more tasks, such as helping him take off his jacket.
It was Floyd's 4th birthday on Monday, so he got a new grey rabbit toy which he loves! He is such a clever boy and can now distinguish between different toys by their colour, and is able to bring a named toy to play with when asked. Christine said that she is thrilled to see their partnership thrive and she feels that they are going from strength to strength.
Floyd’s Update - April 2022
We are delighted to confirm that Floyd, the canine partner who we supported, has now been partnered with his new partner Roger.
Having completed their training together, Floyd is at home with Roger as a fully jacketed, working canine partner.
Many thanks for all your support and for helping us to change Roger's life.
Floyd is currently in Advanced Training 2/3 days a week and the rest of the time works with his fosterers in their home with trainers advising remotely.
Floyd is a slightly under confident boy, who has had a few issues whilst in Advanced Training. However, he is making improvements each week which is helped with repeated exposure to familiar environments and consistent handling. His is quite slow to learn new tasks and slow to pick up and retrieve but this is improving. Floyds is generally well behaved off lead, he stays close and enjoys toy play.
The trainers will be looking for a suitable low-level placement for Floyd in the New Year.
Early 2017 Sargeant Partnership decided that we wanted to do a Fundraising project. We didn’t just want to raise money we wanted to fund a set project so that the firm could see the end result and how it benefited someone.
After researching various options it was decided that we would undertake to raise £20,000 to fund a Canine Partner Dog through its training and working life. These amazing dogs assist people living with physical disabilities go about their day to day life by assisting or carrying out many tasks most of us take for granted.
We have raised the £20,000 which has funded Floyd.
Floyd is a lovely boy who is making steady progress with all his training tasks including touch, tug and retrieve – he doesn’t always get it right but he is willing to give anything a try! He is well settled in his home with three other dogs and gets on well with them all. He can occasionally be vocal when someone passes the house but his puppy parent is quick to interrupt such behaviour and reward non vocal activity. As he is on a food trial to help with problems with his ears his food rewards are not that interesting but he is responding well both indoors and out on a free run. He loads and unloads in to the car quite happily and recently was able to practise getting on and off a stationary train. He walks sensibly on busier streets and needs only a little support from his handler.
On November 11th 2023, a member of our Payroll Department, Laura Eve, will be doing the ‘Ultimate Swimming Challenge’ in an indoor pool.
Marathon Swims is a one day pool swimming event staged at London Aquatics Centre, on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. It is the endurance equivalent to running a marathon, Laura has put in many hours of training in the pool in the last few months and is looking forward to the challenge.
The charity partner for the event is the Alzheimer’s Society. They provide invaluable support to people throughout their experience with dementia. There are available for anyone affected by dementia and provide them with hope for the future.
If you would like to join us in supporting Laura in her challenge, please donate through the link below:
Walk Tonbridge Charity Marathon Walk in Aid of Sustain, on 24 September 2023
For the past two years Sargeant Partnership have participated in the Walk Tonbridge Marathon. This year, with an extended team, we take on the 26.2 mile challenge again on the 24th September 2023.
The team this year is Simon Smith, Jo Spry, Jane Croxton, Les Bullock, Jo Roper, Lauren Tucker, Owen Taylor, Michelle Wederell, Lauren Nicholson, James Girscher, Alice Girscher, Nicholas Lovett, Elliott Burr and Izzy Young.
If you would like to help us, please follow the link: Sargeant's Walk Tonbridge Charity Marathon Walk in Aid of Sustain.
Any help to raise money for this charity would be greatly appreciated.