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Helping Others

Here at UMS we are launching our "Helping Others" scheme to support staff who embark on challenges to raise funds for charities and those less fortunate than ourselves.

Our "Helping Others" scheme encourages employees to get creative and challenge themselves by trying something different, using their determination to succeed in their challenge, and in doing so, get that great feeling from knowing they have helped others. And the company will make a donation to the charity they are supporting.

Darren is a regular triathlon and half marathon competitor and this is his second consecutive year of running the London Marathon for charity.  This year he has chosen to run for The Help and Care Charity.  They’re a small charity that provide care for people is all situations, and help them try and lead as independent life as possible.  From helping them live in their own homes for as long as possible, to providing McMillan nurses, they really try to offer a complete package when it comes to helping those in need.  Darren is aiming to raise £1300 pounds for the charity.

The Alpujarra Challenge. What an amazing  week riding through the Sierra Nevada southern slopes in Spain in aid of The British Horse Society Welfare.  We were blessed with good weather and stunning views riding over terrain extremes.  One day the perfume was intoxicating, riding across meadows of thyme, rosemary, camomile and fennel, interspersed with wild flowers,  as far as you could see.  Other days we were scaling extremely steep, narrow and rocky trails.   Although we hadn’t met before, our group of 12 riders soon bonded into a really strong supportive and fun team, all with the same goal of completing the 240km, 7 day trek.  We were all given fabulous horses to ride who had been so well prepared for the challenge and seemed as fit at the end as the beginning. A huge thank you to Sara and her team at www.caballoblancotrekking.com as well as The British Horse Society for organising such an unforgettable experience and Just Chaps Ltd who donated some half chaps to me for the ride. The British Horse Society has over 200 equine specialist welfare officers, more than any other charity, and together they improve the lives of countless horses, ponies and donkeys in every corner of the UK.  They respond to thousands of welfare-related enquiries every year, preventing abuse and neglect through education and improving horse care and welfare. Funds are needed to assist with the running costs of the BHS welfare scheme nationwide and to enable them to continue to provide an effective welfare system ensuring a rapid response to reports of equines in distress.