Media, News, Zoe

Last weekend the bravest employees at Primrose joined together to take on the Tough Mudder Half; our team consisted of employees from: Customer Services, Accounts, Marketing, Buying, IT and even our CEO!

Tough Mudder requires teams to work together to make sure everyone gets across the obstacles, and this was definitely the case with the ‘Pyramid Scheme’ obstacle. Our CEO and Head of Finance took one for the team and went at the bottom of the wall to help hoist everyone else up the pyramid to the top where more members pulled us up to safety. This obstacle would have been impossible to defeat on your own, but luckily the Primrose team found a way to get everyone over together.

We then all proceeded to get extremely muddy during the ‘Mud Mile’ obstacle which involves you wrestling through a mud pit and ensuring no one comes out clean!

Tough Mudder Mud Mile

To finish off, the team worked together to tackle ‘Everest 2.0’ in which you have to run as fast as you can up a curved wall hoping someone can catch you at the top. This was a particularly difficult challenge, but nevertheless there was always someone at the top to give you a hand up.

We had a fantastic time at this event and there was a great feeling of success when we crossed the finish line together, knowing we had done it all as a team. It was a great opportunity to get to know our colleagues better and also raise some money for the fantastic organisation Help for Heroes. Thank you to all of those that donated, at the time of writing this we’ve made £230 but if you would like to donate you can head to our Just Giving page, every donation makes a difference.

Now to start the training for next year…

 

Primrose Tough Mudder
The Primrose Tough Mudder team safely over the finish line!

Zoe at PrimroseZoë works in the Marketing team at Primrose, and is passionate about all things social media.

After travelling across Europe and Asia, Zoë is intrigued by different cultures and learning more about the world around her. If she’s not jet setting, Zoë loves nothing more than curling up with a good book and a large glass of red wine!

She is an amateur gardener but keen to learn more and get stuck in!

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Cat, Events, Media

Darryl MarathonSee that guy? That’s Darryl.

You have seen him before – he was part of our customer service Christmas jumpers day and also took part in Movember 2012!

For this year he’s set himself a new goal and will take part in the Reading half marathon on the 2nd of March in order to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

When he doesn’t wear funny jumpers he strives to make each and everyone of our customers happy, supports Southampton Football Club [we try not to hold that against him too much!] and makes the occasional cup of tea.

If you like to donate to Cancer Research UK and show support to Darryl you can donate on JustGiving now. 

We wish him good luck for his half marathon!

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

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Cat, Events

wateraid-primrose

Earlier this year some of the Primrose staff took part in the Reading half marathon. They raised a phenomenal £660 for WaterAid:
wateraid certificate

Between 2009 and 2015 our ambition is that a further 25 million people will have access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation as a direct result of our work; and that by influencing the policies and practices of governments and service providers we will have reached a further 100 million people.

You can see James, Jon, Tim and Teck with the certificate above and no, they didn’t plan the stairstep effect for the picture!

Thanks to everyone who donated!

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

See all of Cat’s posts.

Cat, Events

marathon 2

Braving heavy rain and even a bit of hail, Team Primrose took part in the Reading Half Marathon this Sunday in order to raise money for WaterAid. WaterAid works specifically on the WASH crisis: water, sanitation and hygiene. Our vision is of a world where everyone has access to safe water and sanitation.

Teck, Laura, James, Jon and Tim have so far raised £320.

Well done for taking part and all your training in the last six months!

wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

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