Air-IT were extremely pleased to sponsor Head of Centralised Services, Tim Wiser, for taking part in the Endurer Dash 5K on Sunday 6th March, raising funds with friends in support of the Alzheimer's Society.

The Sixteen in 16 Endurer Dash team pictured L-R: Tim Wiser, Gill Stevens, Dom Stevens, Andrew Selby, Janice Upex and Michael Underhill

The Endurer Dash 5K

Spurred along as part of a small team of 6 friends, Tim set out to tackle the gruelling Endurer Dash challenge along a muddy woodland course at Sherwood Pines on Sunday 6th March.

Set over a 5K distance, the event featured a range of boot camp style challenges designed to test entrants strength and stamina which included water features, winding trails, monkey bars and towering 8 foot walls.

Having completed the event in an average of 1:03:15, the team – who entered under the name “Sixteen in 16” – came 21st in the group rankings, while Tim himself came in with an individual time of 1:02:52 and 106th overall.

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Tim crosses the finishing line with a time of 1:02:52

View some of the team’s highlights in their full challenge report and video below.

One of “Sixteen in 16” for the Alzheimer’s Society

While congratulations are due to Tim and all members of the Endurer Dash team, the event makes up just one of sixteen key fundraising challenges that Tim’s close friend and team member, Dom Stevens has set in 2016.

Aptly titled “Sixteen in 16“, 2016 will see Dom completing a series of 16 individual challenges which are all being undertaken in a bid to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society – the UK’s leading dementia support and research charity for people living with dementia, their families and carers.

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I am doing this because of the impact of this awful disease on my family.

Dom Stevens

Sixteen in 16 Founder, challenger and fundraiser

A family cause

The Sixteen in 16 effort follows some extremely difficult experiences of the condition, among some of Dom’s closest family members.

Dom adds:

I am training hard and supporting this charity for 2 reasons. One because of the memories of my grandma, and the difficulties she experienced with dementia in later life.

Secondly for my mother-in-law who is moving through the stages of this horrible disease and the the stresses and strains it puts on everyone in the family. She now requires full time care at such a young age.

Anything we can do to support research in to this condition and support people with dementia and their family is a really worthy cause.

Remaining Sixteen in 16 trials are set to include climbing a mountain, running a marathon, completing a 50 mile cycle ride and an open water swim.

Dom will also be undertaking several challenges with family and friends as well as personal tests such as giving up alcohol and caffeine completely over a period of 6 months.

Raising awareness and funds

After just two of 16 events so far, Dom is already well on his way to achieving his initial fundraising target of £1616 just a couple of hundred pounds short as it presently stands.

As a result, he’s now aiming even higher and hoping to exceed this by some way. But it’s also about raising awareness of Alzheimer’s and dementia along the way.

So when we heard of the great work being done, for a cause only too many of us can relate to, we were keen to show our support and appreciation in some small way.

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Making a donation

If you would like to make a donation, sponsor an individual team member or an upcoming challenge, please visit the Sixteen in 16 Just Giving page below.

Sixteen in 16 Just Giving Page

A full programme of all 16 challenges, regular updates and further sponsorship information can also be found on the website www.sixteenin16.co.uk

Keep up the good work!

Once again, we’d like to say a huge well done to Dom, Tim and all members of the Sixteen in 16 team supporting this huge undertaking in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

We’d also like to wish Dom all the best in his next challenge which is set to take place on Sunday 20th March when he runs the Ashby 20 Road Race.

Charitable events elsewhere…

We’d also like to say a big well done to Air-IT Service Desk team members Jamie, Josh and Alex who also completed The Longhorn 5K run on Sunday 6th March in support of locally based Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

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We were incredibly proud to support of all 3 of them for taking part in The Longhorn 5K while training to compete in the Nottingham Hospitals Charity Dragon Boat Race day.

The event is being held at Trent Bridge on Saturday 23rd April, where Air-IT will be taking part in a 30 foot long dragon boat with a crew of 17 rowers and one drummer in a bid to raise further charitable funds for our local hospitals.

Please watch this space and check us out on Twitter @AirITLtd for further details coming soon.