• There is no end to the lengths our supporters, particularly Axis staff, will go to for a good cause. Within this section, we’ll be keeping you up to date on the fundraising activities we initiate and are involved in, the people behind the event and most importantly of all, the results.

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Axis Adrenaline: going the extra mile for Demelza

Highest freefall abseil

Ten Axis people completed the UK’s highest free-fall abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit – over 262 feet high – in Stratford, raising over £3,000 for Demelza. Although most of the group had never abseiled before, they completed the challenge with ease and have said they would happily do it all again.

“Demelza found a place in my heart following my visit to the hospice. The abseil was an incredible experience and I would certainly complete another challenge event again… sign me up for the skydive next!”  – said Abrar Ahmad, Purchase Order Clerk

Treks and Triathlons

Meanwhile, Maria Northwood, Business Support Director, and Paul Hignall, Operations Manager, completed a triathlon (a two- mile canoe, a 23-mile cycle and a six-mile trek) whilst Finance’s Stacey Sorahan, Laura Farnon and Maria Romero completed a trek up Scafell Pike, England’s highest mountain. They were all in the Lake District completing the Demelza 101 challenge – and raised a total of £7,563!

“Crazy weather conditions, scrambling, walking through clouds and eating lunch in a bothy; what a weekend and what an experience I’ll remember forever!” said Stacey Sorahan, Accounts Assistant

Freefall fun for Demelza

Team Oldbury comprising Charlotte Boyce, Apprentice Planner, David Yates, Void Supervisor, Jonathan Ball, Commercial Manager, Lauren Smith, Planner, Laurence Jeynes, Apprentice Maintenance Operations, Liam Davis, Administrator and Lisa Williams, Office Manager went to Hinton Skydiving Centre and raised over £4,000.

“Out of this world.” said  Liam Davis, Administrator

And Team London, comprising Carl Taylor-Smith, Groundwork Supervisor, Georgia Patience, Previous Axis employee, Katherine Ruddy, Bid Manager, Keisha Feagan, Administrator, Kelly Hollis, Administrator and Lauren Deaves, Administrator headed to  Headcorn Skydiving Centre where they raised £5,225

It turns out free-falling from 12,000 feet isn’t actually terrifying at all, just unbelievably fun. It was such a brilliant experience, and all for a worthy cause.” – Katherine Ruddy, Bid Manager