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Impact UK: Impact's Pedal to Poland Raises £1000 for Teenage Cancer Trust

At Learnfest 2015 Impact Aid set a challenge to Pedal to Poland over the course of the festival (around 48 hours).

The route covered a distance of over 1200 miles, from Impact's Windermere office to the Impact Polska office in Warsaw…and yet the team of over 50 bikers didn't actually leave the grounds of the festival! Using a range of bikes and turbo trainers (three of which were kindly lent to us by Ulverston Leisure Centre) the team of bikers virtually cycled through 6 countries, covering a total of 1264 miles of riding and raising an amazing £1000 for Impact Aid's Chosen Charity – Teenage Cancer Trust.

"What a fantastic achievement to complete the challenge! You not only raised significant funds for Teenage Cancer Trust but also raised awareness of the charity amongst everyone who attended Learnfest – thank you all for your amazing support"

Vanessa Simmons, Teenage Cancer Trust

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Impact USA: Fourth Annual Client Garden Party - Impact Americas

Last weekend we hosted our fourth annual Impact Americas client event. Held in Westport, Connecticut at the Benton residence, this tradition brings clients, associates, full time staff and their families together for a fun filled day of games, food, drink and laughter. In honour of race month, this year’s theme was Kentucky Derby with southern BBQ, sweet tea, a best-dressed competition and plenty of mint juleps to go around. The Kentucky Derby is a chance for women and men to express their inner southern style - think wide-brimmed zany hats, Southern Belle pastels and patterns, seersucker suits and fedoras!

More important than the theme are the people that party with us and the tradition we are instilling. It’s a chance for associates and employees to connect with clients in a casual and authentic way. This year clients included some of our long standing friends from UBS and Time Warner. Follow up emails included “what a lovely party, our clan enjoyed it very much!”

Social events such as the garden party help to further build relationships and connections – guests have a chance to reminisce over outstanding programs, collaborate about best practices or simply catch up with old friends. It’s a great opportunity to network and it is beginning to grow a community of people who want to attend year after year. In a time of technological advances and fast paced lives, traditions like these remind us of the importance in creating lasting bonds with those we work with. We hope to continue growing this event into an experience that you won’t want to miss!

garden party invitation

Impact Global: Chosen Charity for 2015!

Teenage Cancer Trust

Following our nomination process, Impact are delighted to announce that the Teenage Cancer Trust are our chosen charity for 2015!

Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer aged between 13 and 24. The charity funds and builds specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together so they can be treated together by teenage cancer experts, in the best place for them. 

Teenage Cancer Trust wants to make sure every young person with cancer has access to the best possible care and professional support from the point of diagnosis, no matter where they live.

They educate young people about cancer and empower them to take control of their health and seek help if they are worried. They also work with health professionals to develop their knowledge so that improvements can be made in the speed and quality of diagnosis.

Vanessa Simmons, Teenage Cancer Trust Fundraising Manager said, “It’s so wonderful to have the support of everyone at Impact International. As a charity we rely on the support of companies to ensure young people with cancer and their families have access to the best possible care and support.   We are delighted to have been chosen as Charity of the Year and look forward to working together not only to raise much needed funds but to raise the awareness of cancer within this age group”.

Emma Cross, Senior Programme Manager and Impact’s Charity Ambassador said, "I am delighted that as an organisation we can pool our talent and creativity and really aim to make a difference for this charity, not only in a fundraising capacity, but offering our Learning in the Community skills. Our family day especially is a small, but significant opportunity for those facing challenging times, to help create long lasting connections between families in our area."

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