Author Archives: Toby Mitchell

The Coniston Challenge

We’re now recruiting teams for the 2015 Coniston Challenge!

Team of siwill attempt to walk up (and down) the Old Man of Coniston, followed by a quick 17 mile bike ride around Lake Coniston, finishing off with a canoe across the lake!

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You team of six will split into pairs, with each couple starting with a different challenge, once everyone has completed the three challenges your times will be added together to see which team of six has completed the activities the quickest.

The Coniston Challenge costs £300 per person, this includes;

  • Travel up to the Lake District on Thursday 24th September
  • Overnight accommodation, evening meal and breakfast.
  • Hire of bike and canoe
  • Travel back to Birmingham.

The coach will leave from Birmingham International Station and stop off to collect participants from Dunston Business Village and Knutsford Services.

£200 of the cost goes to support the Activate Sport Foundation, giving young people sporting opportunities throughout the UK. If you want to pay £100 and fundraise for the other £200, please contact Tom Swainston who will help you set up a Just Giving Page.

For more information email tom.swainston@activatesport.co.uk or call 01785 711572

Have you ever had to take time off work because your regular childcare arrangements broke down?

Perhaps the nursery was shut, your nanny was sick or your regular childminder was on holiday?

Normal childcare arrangements do go wrong. Funnily enough, although the average working parent in the UK will have a childcare breakdown 9 times a year, it’s not something people tend to think about. Until it actually happens.

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Emergency Childcare lets you plan ahead for such situations, and when things go wrong, you can book an emergency nanny, nursery or childminder anywhere in the UK with as little as 30 minutes’ notice.
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