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CBSbutler employees tackle the 40 mile PLOD

22 Apr 15  | CBSbutler
Think you can walk? Think again!  


July 17th 2015… midnight… most people are sound asleep…but not 12 hardy souls from CBSbutler.

Armed with just a map, torch, boots and their ‘Bear Gryll-esque’ survival skills, the fearless CBSbutler hiking team are in serious training as they prepare to face the ultimate team challenge….The South Downs PLOD.

About the PLOD

The PLOD is a gruelling 40 mile midnight hike that will test our participant’s endurance, and push them to their absolute limits….it’s tough, muddy, painful, but apparently a lot of fun.

On July 17th, at the stroke of midnight our intrepid explorers will begin their challenge at the ancient site of Devil’s Dyke, just north of Brighton. They will trek through some of the most challenging and breath taking landscapes the South Downs has to offer, past beautiful Lewes Castle, through the picturesque village of Alfriston and over the famous Seven Sisters cliffs. 
After taking some much needed respite to watch the morning sunrise, our Plodders will have to dig deep and call upon all of their reserves of stamina and determination, to push through the following day and reach the finish line at Beachy Head, Eastbourne. 



Rob Harper, Business Manager and Head of Training and Talent at CBSbutler commented; 

CBSbutler has partnered up with learndirect, the UK’s largest provider of online skills and qualifications, to help develop a pioneering apprenticeship programme specifically tailored to the recruitment industry.

Targeted at non graduates, the £200million government backed initiative boasts both national and international funding, and looks to create more than 20,000 national apprenticeship opportunities by the end of 2015.
 
Its's all about teamwork 

Team Building and Teamwork are vital ingredients to the success of any organisation.

They help to boost staff morale, but also build employee confidence, garner and promote loyalty and allow for the development of relationships across all levels of the business.
 


Working as a team in order to achieve our goals of raising substantial funds for a very worthy cause are the ultimate aims of the day, and our 12 volunteers have been preparing, fundraising and training together for a few weeks, in preparation for this monumental challenge. 


A worthwhile cause

Action Medical Research have been saving and changing children’s lives through medical research for over 60 years.

They have been funding medical breakthroughs since 1952 – in the process helping to save thousands of children’s lives and changing many more.

 
They hold the staunch belief that many of the diseases that devastate the lives of so many children can be beaten.

However, surprisingly medical research to help children is very poorly funded in the UK and Action Medical Research continues to play a critical role in helping to fill this gap.

The prospects for finding new cures, treatments and breakthroughs are tantalisingly close and whilst Action have vital research ready projects ready to go – they simply can’t fund it all.

Donations/Sponsorship page to follow soon....watch this space.
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