BAYV@40 - Let us know which charity you nominate!
July 26, 2012
This year we're celebrating our 40th birthday and wanted to do something special for the communities where our customers and staff live. So the entire BAYV team will be working together to raise £40,000 for the Buy As You View 40th Anniversary Community Fund.
We're asking customers to nominate their favourite charity, community group or local good cause for the funds from our Three Peaks Challenge and other activities to be donated to. So tell us where you'd like to see the money go in your local area by nominating your chosen chairty on our Facebook wall!
BAYV Scales the 3 Peaks for YOUR Charity
The Three Peaks Challenge in September will see BAYV staff scale Snowdon in Wales, Scafell Pike in England and Ben Nevis in Scotland in just 24 hours.
This is something we’ve never attempted to do before at Buy As You View. It’s safe to say that climbing the UK’s three highest mountains in 24 hours is a little daunting but the team’s excitement definitely outweighs any nerves! Our team will begin their journey in Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis where they will attempt the summit. After climbing the UK’s highest mountain, they will then journey down to the Lake District to climb Scafell Pike before heading to north Wales to climb Snowdon in the darkness and back down again by sunrise.
Organised and ably led by Ian Hockey from our Training Department, the 3 Peaks team are now in training for their September Challenge. Make sure to check out the Buy As You View Blog and the BAYV Facebook page for photos and updates on the team’s progress. The team are clearly in good hands with Ian having recently completed the Ironman Triathlon (in 12 hours 24 minutes), which for those of us who aren’t in the know, this consists is a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and a full 26.2 mile marathon!!
This fundraising initiative plays a big part in our 40th anniversary celebrations where we want to reward you, our customers, by giving back to the causes you care about. We will be gathering your nominations over the next week and then we will ask you to vote for your favourite, based on the most popular nominations in each region. All nominations and voting can be done via our Facebook page.
BAYV Duo Gear Up For Fundraising
In support of the BAYV@40 fund, Neil Griffiths and Ryan Payne from our South Wales Distribution Team are joining forces to ride their bikes from Bangor in North Wales to Penarth on the South Wales coast in just one day. The route covers over 200 miles and they hope to complete the epic journey in just 14 hours. Ryan and Neil are both avid charity supporters and have recently climbed Snowdon to raise money for a Motor Neurone Disease charity. They are nervously awaiting the start of the challenge but hope to collect a significant figure from sponsorship which will go towards the £40k fundraising target. Good Luck boys!
We All Do Our Bit For BAYV@40
Our 700 strong team at Buy As You View are getting behind the BAYV@40 fundraising activities in a number of different ways. There’s something for everyone to get involved in from dress-down days for our office staff through to bake sales for those with a sweet tooth. While many team members are satisfying their sense of adventure by taking part in the Three Peaks challenge, other staff are raising money closer to home with summer fetes and bring and buy sales planned for the coming months. With each new fundraising activity planned, our £40k target gets closer.
To make your nomiation, please visit our Facebook page and post your nomination on our wall. Once we have recevied all of your suggestions, we will put it to the public vote, again on our Facebook page.