by Elliott Waters
On May 23rd, the 6rs team took on the challenge of completing a 150-mile bikeathon in 24 hours to raise money for Dandelion Time, a charity helping to transform the lives of vulnerable children. Here's how we got on...
Having seen first-hand the inspiring environments that Dandelion Time create for young people and families to help them overcome emotional challenges, we jumped at the chance to help them when they approached us about fundraising. At 6rs, we’re passionate about supporting great causes and organisations that are doing such important work in our communities and this was the perfect opportunity to give something back. Since working with Dandelion Time on their re-brand and website last year, we’ve got to know the team and developed an appreciation for the challenges they face in delivering their services. So the team were pumped up to raise as much as we could.
We decided on a 150-mile bikeathon. Why 150 miles you ask? Well that’s the distance from our studio in Southend to their three sites in Kent, and back again! And just to spice it up a bit we gave ourselves 24 hours to complete it. So, how did we get on?
Despite a few sore backsides and stiff legs, the team came through in fine style, completing the challenge with a few hours to spare. Setting the pace was our Office Manager Roxy, completing her section in the quickest time. And it was left to our Creative Director Pete to get us over the line at the end. It was a tough challenge but we were spurred on by all of the fantastic messages of support and donations that we received. Massive congrats to all of the team and a HUGE thank you has to go to all of our friends, family and clients who put their hands in their pockets and helped us smash our £1000 target. We couldn’t have done it without you. We also need to say a special thank you to Ultimate Fitness in Southend for lending us the exercise bike!
You guys smashed the challenge!! That’s an incredible total and you guys did such a great job. We are all super proud of you all, and so appreciative to you for taking on the challenge to help vulnerable children and families.” — Jess Kingston-Stewart, Marketing & Engagement Manager