CONISTON CHALLENGE 2019 & HACK-A-THON
The Coniston Challenge is a signature event of Alder Hey, so we got together a small team from Matalan to take part in this triathlon challenge. The team trekked it, biked it and ran it to raise money for Alder Hey.
A team from Matalan were part of a group helping Alder Hey to design the super scrubs of the future. The team spent the day hearing about the challenges with scrubs from Director of Innovation, Iain Hennessey and shared their expertise to help create a new design for the future.
PYJAMA PARTY & BONFIRE NIGHT RUN
Everyone at Head Office loves to get involved in the annual Alder Hey campaign every year and the #BeASuperstar2019 campaign was no exception. Oli the Elephant even got involved to make it extra special!
On Bonfire night 2018, runners from Matalan ran the distance between their head office in Knowsley and the hospital site in West Derby, Liverpool to raise money and awareness for Alder Hey. The team did an amazing job and reached Alder Hey just in time for the PJ Party in the atrium of the hospital.
CONISTON & THREE PEAKS CHALLENGES
The Ladieswear team took on not one challenge but two in 2017. Their first event took place in the July where they took part in The Coniston Challenge, one of Alder Hey’s signature events, and then later in the summer a smaller group beat the wind and rain to complete the National 3 Peaks. Altogether they raised over £11,000 for Alder Hey and continued to smile the whole way though!
Fundraising for Erin
Erin Cross, one of the stars of the Matalan and Alder Hey ‘Alphabet Scarves’ campaign, has captured everyone’s hearts. Matalan staff came together to help to raise money for Erin’s life-saving treatment overseas and we wanted to update you on Erin’s journey since then.
The money that Matalan staff raised (an absolutely unbelievable £100,000!!) helped the family to cover the cost of the lifesaving Car T Cell Therapy over in Seattle. Erin also hit the milestone of going back to school in 2017. Her Mum and Dad, Sarah and Ant, will be forever grateful for this support.
In 2014, Matalan’s CEO Jason Hargreaves pledged to help Alder Hey raise funds to contribute towards their new state of the art Research and Innovation Centre. The partnership has evolved and grown since then, Matalan hopes to help as many families as possible through raising funds and awareness, so Alder Hey can continue it’s amazing work.
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