On Friday 29th June 2018, TNG partnered with WFBA Civil & Structural Engineering Consultancy to hold their annual Thruxton Thrash Karting Event. The event held at Thruxton Motorsport Centre, is now in its seventh year and is as popular as ever.

SPORTING CHALLENGE

Over fifty drivers made up thirteen teams, competing on behalf of either TNG or WFBA for the ‘Sporting Challenge Cup’.

Despite the heatwave weather conditions, the teams didn’t lose their competitive streaks. In the end, the win was decided by just ‘half a second’ with the TNG team comprising Russ Pitman, Mark Maffey, Sean Cooper and Clive Evans taking first prize.

We were delighted that TNG came out on top to record a seventh victory in a row!

CHARITY EVENT

Not only do we get together to race, we also make sure we use the opportunity to raise awareness for our chosen charities.

We were delighted to raise £415.00 for two amazing causes; the Mayflower Theatre charity and The Brain Tumour charity.

For more information on both these charities, please visit the links below:-

https://www.mayflower.org.uk/support-us/

https://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/

As always, the day was a roaring success; we would like to thank all that took part and supported our charities.


If you would like to register your interest in next year’s Karting event, please email us and let us know.

Following last year when, Intermediate Mechanical Engineer, Alex Jackson, completed the Southampton 10K run with his sisters, the siblings are now planning another extreme activity to support Keisha’s Blessing charity.

Jurassic Coast Trek

This years’ charity challenge will involve a 58K walk from Studland Bay in Dorset, to Weymouth. Alex, Natasha, Laura and Beth will set off on their Jurassic Coast trek on Saturday 7th of April, in memory of their cousin Keisha.

They anticipate the walk will take 12 hours to complete and they will be faced with some serious hills along the way.

Ker Keisha

Keisha’s Blessing charity is one of TNG’s ‘Employee Nominated’ charities. TNG shall continue to support Alex and his family throughout 2018 by helping them raise awareness.

The charity was set up to offer a free break to parents and families that have suffered a loss. Ker Keisha (meaning ‘Place of Keisha’ in Breton) is a peaceful retreat in Brittany, France. It provides space and time for families to gather the strength to move forward together.

Your Support

The Jackson family will be delighted to receive financial donations for this special charity; no matter how small. Your support would mean a lot to Alex and his sisters and will help spur them on to complete the challenge.

If you would like to make a donation, please follow the link below.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/keishasblessing

They would also be pleased if you would share some information about the charity with your families and friends. Please visit the website to find out more.

https://keishasblessing.org/

We will be pleased to post an update of their journey after the event.

On September 29th, we whacked out our aprons and slipped on our oven gloves in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support and its ‘World’s Biggest Coffee and Cake Morning’ event.

Cakery

There was a great variety of home bakes on offer provided by our team, including a Banana, Pecan and Dark Chocolate Chip Loaf and Malted Milk Chocolate Flapjacks. But the ’Best Cake’ title was awarded to Jane’s Chocolate Toffee Cake; judged by our very own Mark Hollywood Andrews.

Self-Raising

By the end of the day, everyone was stuffed. However it was all well worth it as TNG raised an amazing £116.00 for the fantastic charity.

Our Support

TNG is always pleased to be able to contribute to the charity’s annual coffee event because the charity helps so many people; everyone knows someone that has been supported in some way.

MacMillan provides specialist healthcare and social and emotional support to people affected by cancer.

For more information about the charity, please visit:- https://www.macmillan.org.uk/

TNG Intermediate Mechanical Engineer Alex Jackson, has recently completed the ABP Southampton 10K run in 50 minutes, 14 seconds.

FAMILY

Along with sisters Natasha, Bethany and Laura, Alex took part in the run to raise money for Keisha’s Blessing. Keisha’s Blessing is a charity lead by Alex’s aunt, in memory of his cousin Keisha.

On the day, Alex was just pipped to the post by sister Laura, who finished the race a smidge quicker! However, the whole family completed the run with very impressive times, so TNG would like to give them all a big pat on the back and say “well done” to the Jacksons!

FUND RAISING

The ‘Jackson Clan’ have now smashed their £1000 fund-raising target but would still be delighted and grateful to receive donations. Every extra penny can be put to good use by the charity.

Donate here:- Just Giving

If you would like to find out more about this special charity, please visit the Keisha’s Blessing website

 

 

TNG nominates a primary charity to support on a corporate basis, and also invites its Employees to nominate charities that are special to them. This year we shall be helping four of our Employees to raise  money for charities that are personal to them.

    Keisha’s Blessing

Keisha’s Blessing is a charity nominated by Alex Jackson, Intermediate Mechanical Engineer. This charity is especially important to Alex as it is run by his aunt, in memory of her daughter, and Alex’s cousin, Keisha.

Ker Keisha

The charity was set up to offer a free break to parents and families that have suffered a loss. Ker Keisha (meaning place of Keisha in Breton) is a peaceful retreat in Brittany. It provides space and time for reflection to help families gather strength to carry on and move forward.

Alex will be running the Southampton 10k in April with his three sisters to help raise money for Keisha’s Blessing.

If you would like to support Alex by making a donation, please follow the link below:

www.justgiving.com

Regardless of how small, a donation would mean a lot to Alex and his family. Please accept his sincere appreciation for anything you can donate.

Please pass the link to the Keisha’s Blessing website to anyone who might be interested to find out more.

TNG was delighted to participate in AECOM’s charity Easter Egg collection for various local charities, back in the Spring.

Chocolate Charity Challenge!

In total, 517 chocolate eggs were donated by various local organisations, and shared amongst 8 Hampshire based charities.

TNG’s relatively large mountain of chocolate was donated by our Employees. They are always eager to help when there is an opportunity to get involved with charity events.

Having said that, we had to hide ours away while we were waiting for them to be collected. We employ too many chocoholics; the temptation was unbearable!

But it was worth restraining ourselves. It was very rewarding to pass on our chocolate eggs to others that would appreciate them so much more.

TNG performed the 5 golden rules of Dodgeball when they took part in a recent charity Dodgeball event!

Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive and Dodge!

 

Unfortunately we didn’t perform them well enough, as we failed to make it to the finals. It was a very competitive tournament and even though we didn’t come back with any trophies (just a few war-wounds), we thoroughly enjoyed taking part, especially because all proceeds went to a very worthy charity.

 

Dodgeball

TNG’s Dodgeball Team

 

The tournament raised over £700 for local hospices Naomi House and Jacksplace which is a fantastic contribution.

On Friday 1st July 2016, TNG and WFBA held the annual Thruxton Thrash Charity Event at Thruxton Race Track.

Over forty people made up twelve teams, competing for either TNG or WFBA to win the ‘Sporting Challenge Cup’.

It was TNG that came out on top to record a fifth victory in a row!

 

Charity Event

Despite difficult weather conditions, the day was a huge success and injury free.

We were delighted to raise £410.00 for Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance in the business card raffle and through individual donations.

We would like to thank all that attended and donated to such a fantastic cause.

For more information on Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance please visit:- http://www.hiowaa.org/  

 


If you would like to get in early and take part in next years charity event, please email us.