In 2016, Alison Sellar, CEO of activpayroll, participated in two major cycling events across three countries to raise funds for our four chosen charities.
In August 2016, Alison took part in Ride the North, a two day cycle covering 281 km through the Grampian Highlands. The event began in the Aberdeenshire village of Rhynie and continued through the foothills of the Cairngorms finishing at Culloden, just to the East of Inverness. Day two started at Culloden and finished back in Rhynie, cycling via Forres and Elgin.
In November 2016, Alison travelled to South East Asia to take part in her second and most challenging cycle of 2016. She embarked on a 450 km cycle starting in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City on November 26th and finished at the world heritage site of Angkor Wat in Cambodia on December 2nd. It was a gruelling challenge with some days of the trip covering 100 km of cycling on very uneven ground and extreme heat.
Many local and national companies have already pledged their support
In 2016, Kimberly took part in nine different charity events to raise funds for Friends of Anchor, North East of Scotland's cancer and haematology unit.
10 Years ago, our UK Service Delivery Manager Kimberly Morrison was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, but thanks to the medical team in Houston, Texas, family and friends she's still with us today. To thank all of those who help fight cancer on a day to day basis, we all joined together to plan on battling cancer over the nine events.
The 9 challenges
Tackling tarmac, trail and sand dunes, the Newburgh Beach Bash is a scenic, multi-terrain 10K.
A 10K run through some beautiful Highland scenery before returning to the grounds of Balmoral Castle for the final 300 meters to the finish line.
Kimberly hosted a charity race night at The Cults Hotel, Aberdeen on May 6th with a range of super raffle prizes up for grabs.
Kimberly was one of 24 women who were nominated to model in the 2016 Courage on the Catwalk fashion show in aid of Friends of Anchor. The event recognises women of all ages and celebrates their determination in the face of a cancer diagnosis.
A 10K run based around the Aberdeen Beach and Harbour area which allows runners to take in the spectacular views of the North Sea.
A 26 mile walk setting off bright and early from Duthie Park, Aberdeen heading out of the city centre through Peterculter and into the scenic Aberdeenshire countryside.
Kimberly joined thousands of men and women at midnight on June 11th to walk 26 miles through the streets of Edinburgh to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer.
A team of Kimberly’s friends and family took on 71 teams to compete in a giant inflatable course for the chance to be crowned ANCHOR Wipeout Champions.
In September, Kimberly’s daughter Naomi travelled to Dubai to take the plunge in a sponsored skydive!
Many local and national companies pledged their support.
We’re proud to say that activAlison and Kimberly helped raise money for these great charities.