23-7 Staffing fundraisers Undeterred by Wind and Rain
24-7 Staffing Undeterred by Wind and Rain
An intrepid team from Wiltshire recruiter 24-7 Staffing tackled gales, rain and cold on Snowdon. Their purpose being to raise funds for a colleague whose teenage son is battling cancer.
The team of 14, including 24-7 Staffing colleagues, and their friends and families, attempted the climb. Sadly, not far from the summit, strong winds forced them back.
But their attempt wasn’t in vain and the climb, along with other fundraising efforts, have raised more than £3,300 so far. They’ll donate the money to 17-year-old Lackham College student Daniel Weir. His mum, Jo, is 24-7 Staffing’s Quality Manager.
Daniel, from Chippenham, has diagnosis of a rare form of cancer, called Ewing Sarcoma. He’s undergoing extensive treatment in hospital.
Julian Thompson, Managing Director at Chippenham-based 24-7 Staffing, took part along with his wife and co-director, Melody, and their three children. Daniel’s dad Derek, a keen mountaineer, led the way.
Julian said: ‘It was so windy that we were at risk of getting blown onto rocks. We almost got to the top but the winds forced us to turn back. Despite all this, we had a great time, it didn’t kill our spirits and there was a genuine feeling of teamwork.
‘We were keeping in touch with Dan and Jo on What’s App. That let them feel part of it too as Daniel was in hospital having treatment. Everyone’s friends, family and connections have been so generous in making donations. It’s demonstrated the power of people pulling together for a common cause.’
Furthering the cause
To boost funds further, another of the 24-7 staffing team took the brave decision to dye his hair purple. And two more have given up drinking through October.
Fundraisers are still taking donations for Daniel and his family. They plan to use the money to create memorable experiences together with older brother Harvey. They’re also getting support from the Teenage cancer trust.
24-7 Staffing specialises in recruiting for the driving, commercial, healthcare and industrial sectors, and has branches in Chippenham, Salisbury and Bristol.
For more details visit https://www.24-7staffing.co.uk/