Supporting The Martlets Hospice

Regular readers of this blog will be familiar with the updates that we provide - the latest trends in office design, best office furniture solutions, how workspaces affect employees etc. Well this week we're doing something a little different - and that is because our beloved MD is doing something a little different....

At the beginning of this year, Jeff Halls got his bike out from the back of the shed and started training for a charity bike ride, raising much welcomed funds for a Brighton based hospice, The Martlets. Here in the office we wondered, "ooh, will he be doing the London to Brighton bike ride?" Luckily, we were all sitting down when he informed us that he's doing just a little bit more than that.

Jeff is going to cycle, for 8 days, from Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, through the rice-paddies and waterways of the beautiful Mekong Delta and on into Cambodia.  

Once we got over our shock and realised that he was indeed serious about this, we, no doubt like yourselves, had a couple of questions that we wanted to ask him:

MartlettsInterview With Jeff Halls:

Why the Martlets? My Mum, Shirley,  spent a couple of weeks at The Martlets, and they looked after her, and us as a family, so well that I wanted to thank them in someway. We have also had a few other family members and friends who have used the charity, including most recently my Aunt and her partner, and they have been a huge support to all concerned.

Why this event? Primarily to raise money for such a good cause, but it will also help me to lose weight and get fitter.

Why cycling? It's a low impact sport. I hate running and it's something I can continue to enjoy to keep fit after the event is over.

When did you start training? January 4th.

How much training are you doing? I'm in the gym 3 mornings a week, on the bike 3 times a week, and on a diet eating food that I can't pronounce....

Have you had to have any immunisations? Yes, I've had to have Hep A&C, Diphtheria, and Typhoid. Ouch.

Any other prep in particular? Perhaps most challenging is the fact that I have to squeeze into Lycra - apparently this means that I have turned into a MAMIL (middle aged man in Lycra)...

We would really appreciate it if you could help us help Jeff to raise funds for the Martlets - if you can please Donate Now

Jeff has assured us that he will keep us updated whenever he can get online, and we'll let you know how he gets on.

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