PECM Issue 23 2016 - Page 82

XXXWFHBDPNVL The VEGA Controls team just after completing their 40 miles. From left: Doug Anderson, Ray Tregale, Agnieszka Sielaszuk, Tom Foreman, Matt Westgate and Peter Lewis VEGA team steps up to the Plod Challenge! O n the 16th July, staff from EGA Controls took part in T e out owns lod a 0 mile 6 m ni t and day hike across The South Downs of England, from Devils Dyke, North West of Brighton to Beachy Head, Eastbourne. It involved a team of 6 navigating and walking through the night and finishing the following day on Sunday 17th July, via a series of check points along the way. The event was to raise funds for Action Medical Research, a children’s medical charity. The Plod’ started at midnight on a (thankfully) warm and dry summers evening, the EGA team Challenge 6 ’ set off amongst a tide of head- 82 PECM Issue 23 torch lights with almost 300 walkers involved. However, along with the 6 walkers from EGA participating in the event, there was also an indispensable EGA support crew who worked in shifts through the night to rendezvous at the check points all along the route. They were the unsung heroes’, providing sustenance, support and plasters The hike went very well, with team Challenge 6 ’ completing the course in a very respectable14 ¾ hours. There were a few blisters and a bit of sunburn, especially from the last stages across Seven Sisters and Burling Gap “It was a great achievement, experience and team building event, not just for the team doing the walk and their support crew, the whole company got behind us”. Said Ray Tregale, Managing Director of EGA Controls. The challenge was in aid of Action Medical Research for children, you can find out more about their fantastic work on their website. Fundraising donations came from all ar eas of the company, staff, family and friends, suppliers and customers, fundraising events - including a cream tea day where 200 cream teas were distributed on behalf of EGA by AMR, enjoyed across the country in offices and homes on special EGA yellow picnic cloths You can still donate, www.action. or .uk sponsor e acontrols t e pa e will be open until t e 15t ctober. ter w ic one luck donator will be drawn to win a 2 t i addin ton ear w o is currentl celebratin 0 ears o bein t e mascot o ction Medical Research! Ray concluded, “On behalf of the EGA team and company, we would like to express our deepest thanks to all those who donated and supported us, and with a total currently approaching £4000, all the money raised has gone to a great cause.”