Every year, as a business, Centric aligns themselves to a chosen charity and aims to raise as much money as possible as a collective team. This year was no different and with Breast Cancer Care Cymru being our focus, our employees have been committed to the challenge.
Having held collection buckets at large events and taken on obstacle courses in a bid to raise money, the next challenge was a bit of a step up. Two brave members of the Centric team, Scott Lanyon (Regional Sales Manager) and Steve Matthews (Commercial Director), took on the Saundersfoot Triathlon!
This was completely out of both Steve and Scott’s comfort zones with neither of them owning wetsuits, road bikes or ever swam in the sea before! They both committed to gruelling training sessions in all weather conditions, think torrential rain and that intense heatwave we had. There were also a number of close encounters with jelly fish in their swimming training!
On the day of the triathlon there were some unexpected challenges; one being the weather, the other being a puncture on Scott’s bike. No matter how tough it got, knowing they were raising money for an amazing charity kept them focussed until the end.
Steve commented: “It’s so important to give something back and we couldn’t have picked a more worthy cause. Cancer is a horrible disease that has touched far too many lives and any small step to erasing it completely from this planet is a step worth taking in my eyes. We only wish we could do more.”
The whole of the Centric team are incredibly proud of Steve and Scott not only for their amazing comiittment but that they raised over £600 for Breast Cancer Care Cymru.
Scott has since told us that not only has he kept up the swimming, he will definitely compete in another triathlon in 2019 – watch this space!
You can follow our fundraising efforts and donate to this incredible cause here.