Sargeant Partnershp Llp Team Member Running The Tcs London Marathon 2nd October 2022 In Aid Of The Children’s Trust
As part of our charity work this year, one of our Senior Managers, Simon Smith, is running the TCS London Marathon on 2nd October 2022 in aid of The Children’s Trust charity.
Having walked a marathon before, this will be the first time Simon has ever run a marathon, in fact it will be the first time that he has run more than 10km, so it is a real step up for him, but he is relishing the challenge.
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury and neurodisability and they deliver rehabilitation, education and community services through skilled teams who work with children and young people, and their families.
The charity means a lot to Simon as his family have experience of living with a child with a brain injury. Simon’s cousin was born with cerebral palsy and unfortunately passed away when she was young.
It has been a lifetime goal of Simon’s to run the London Marathon and to be able to do this in support of such a fantastic charity, will be a real honour for him. The following link explains a bit more about the charity that Simon is running for.
About us | The Children's Trust (thechildrenstrust.org.uk)
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 The Children's Trust (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!
So please join us in supporting and wishing Simon the absolute best of luck as he takes on this challenge!
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.
Walk Tonbridge Charity Walking Marathon
As part of the Walk Tonbridge Festival on the weekend of 18th September, 2021, Sargeant Partnership entered a team into the Walk Tonbridge Charity Walking Marathon. The walkers were made up of four Sargeant Partnership employees and a family member of one of the team and walked a staggering 26.2 miles in aid of Sustain, which is a local food bank in Tonbridge.
The team has raised so far £1,380; if you wish to contribute towards the fundraising you can do so at Sargeant Partnership is fundraising for Tonbridge Baptist Church (justgiving.com)
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.