75 for 75

We’re celebrating our milestone 75th birthday this year with a #75for75 campaign, and people across Selwood’s branches and offices have already started fundraising towards our target of £75,000. The money raised will be going to charities picked by our local teams.

If you’d like to help us reach our target, visit our JustGiving pages 

But here's a little bit more about the charities we are supporting and the activities we are planning.

745km cycle

Our Liverpool team are cycling (virtually) the distance of 745km, from our branch in Liverpool to our head office in Chandler’s Ford, Hampshire and back again.

They will be raising money to support MIND, mental health charity – which is also celebrating its 75th anniversary this year!

They have chosen MIND because of the impact of the pandemic on everyone’s mental health and in memory of close friends lost to suicide. 

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Land's End to John O'Groats

Selwood client services and Speedy team are taking on the incredible challenge of travelling virtually from Land’s End to John O’ Groats to support Alzheimer’s Society.

They are covering a whopping 874 miles through different forms of exercise such as walking, running, and swimming.

Alzheimer's Society rings very close to home for some members of our team, who have had the heart-breaking experience of losing someone to this disease.

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Afternoon tea

Our Glasgow branch team are holding a socially distanced afternoon tea to raise money for their chosen charity, Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS).

They have chosen to support this charity because of the incredible work and support they provide to those babies, children and young people with life shortening conditions.

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Motorcycle ride out

Our pump rental team are going on an epic motorcycle ride on 3rd July in aid of the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance.

Many of the pump rental solutions team are keen motorcycle enthusiasts and although they hope to never need support from the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance, its reassuring for them and all road users to know there is this amazing level of support available if they should ever need it. 

Starting just north of Yeovil, they will be riding through Somerset and Dorset, finishing at Frontline Coffee Shop on Portland.

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Cycle challenge

Our Bracknell team are gearing up to cycle 7.5 miles each. 

Many of our teams and branches have picked charities that mean something special to them and they will each be taking to a bike for Cancer Research UK. 

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Walking a marathon

On 24th July, Selwood’s pump sales and manufacturing team will be walking a marathon to support children’s charity, UNICEF.

They have been out and about training hard to walk the 26-mile Clarendon Way between Winchester and Salisbury. 

The team has chosen UNICEF as for the last 75 years, they have been at the front line of humanitarian crises across the world including Covid-19.

Support them via their JustGiving page.

75 mile triathlon

Our pump sales and manufacturing teams are coming together to run, cycle and swim 75 miles each in a team triathlon, in aid of Mountbatten Hampshire. 

This charity is close to their hearts as they have seen family members and friends supported by the amazing work of Mountbatten Hospices.  

They’ve set themselves a target to complete the challenge by the end of August and we’re sure they will smash it!

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Beach clean up

Our Saltash branch have chosen to support Cornwall Air Ambulance as their charity in the 75 for 75 fundraising campaign. They’ll be taking part in a beach clean up!

Support them via their JustGiving page.

72-hole golf challenge

Our pump sales and manufacturing teams are teeing up a 72-hole golfing challenge as part of our #75for75 fundraising campaign.

Money raised will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. We look forward to hearing who won the challenge!

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Bake sale

Our Birmingham plant hire branch team is holding a bake sale in aid of Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust.

Taste some delicious treats and donate to a fantastic cause!

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Peak District challenge

Selwood's Jim Mendham is taking on a Peak District Challenge - a 100k (60miles) walk and 2450m climb within 24hours!

He is supporting The Bamboozle Theatre who throughout lockdown has continued to make a difference to the lives of children and young people such as his son Billy. 

Support him via his JustGiving page.

75 mile bike relay

Our pump sales team are riding a 75-mile bike relay in aid of Rays of Sunshine.

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Fred Whitton Challenge

Selwood's Martin Russell is taking on the Fred Whitton Challenge for Great North Air Ambulance Service, an amazing local charity.

The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 113 mile sportive around the Lake District with 3400 metres of elevation. Starting at Grasmere and taking in climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott, Wrynose and Blea Tarn passes.

Support him via his JustGiving page.

Ben Nevis climb

This September a team are taking on the treacherous peak, Ben Nevis.

Selwood's Chris, Elisha, Laura, and Levi will be climbing the 4,042 feet all in support of  Dreams Come True. The charity brings joy to children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions by making their treasured dreams come true

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Three Peaks challenge

6 members of Teams Selwood will be taking on a Three Peaks challenge in September.

They will be tackling the highest iconic mountains in Scotland, England, and Wales in 24 hours, walking  22 miles and climbing just over 11,000ft, all to help raise some much-needed funding for Anthony Nolan.

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Bristol and Bridgend challenge

Our Bristol team will be taking on an epic challenge to support local charity, Jessie May.

Ricky Weatherall will cycle 750 miles.

Dave Griffiths will be spreading his challenge out between Bristol and Bridgend branches for 2 charities. He will be cycling a total of 750km.

Martin Cole will run 75 miles.

Support them via their JustGiving page.

River Wye canoeing

This September, a small group from Team Selwood will be taking on the River Wye 100-mile Canoeing Challenge!

The paddling will take four days, from the 10th to the 13th of September.

Their mission is to raise money for Tommy's. A fantastic charity that funds medical research into the causes of premature birth, stillbirth, and miscarriage and provides a valuable information service about health during pregnancy.

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Yorkshire Marathon

Craig Middleton, Steve Park, and Martin Gunn are taking on the challenge of Running the Yorkshire marathon on Sunday 17th October.

They are raising money for the Alzheimers’ Society, who support families facing the reality of a dementia diagnosis of a loved one. 

Support them via their JustGiving page.

Wing Walk

Good luck to Richard Brown, who is doing a Wing Walk for Refuge, a charity supporting women and children escaping domestic violence.

Support him via his JustGiving page

Great North Run

On September 12th Selwood's Matthew Degnan has set himself a challenge in the Great North Run.

He will be running the half marathon for mental health charity, Mind.

Support Matthew via his JustGiving page.

Tour of Selwood's South Circuit

This September, the London branch team will ride a bike the equivalent miles of a tour around all the branches in Selwood’s Southern team.

That's 1,097 miles, and they are aiming for over 42 miles a day for each working day in September, with a finale on the final Saturday!

They have decided to support The Pine Unit at Darenth Valley Hospital, who provide cancer support. This charity is very close to their hearts after a family member received the organisation's care and support.

Support them via their JustGiving page.