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Notts company takes on 11 unusual sponsored challenges

Notts company takes on 11 unusual sponsored challenges

The team and supporters of Notts-based specialist car group, Motorfinity, has marked this year's Remembrance Day by taking on 11 unusual, sponsored challenges - coined the ‘11/11 challenge’.

So far staff from the organisation which provides free car discounts for veterans as well as those currently in the armed forces, NHS and police force, has raised over £2,000 for the cause.

A full list of the challenges completed by its team members and supporters, is below:

  • Luke Chambers took on the hair raising challenge of eating 11 consecutive chillies.
  • Renee Foster raised money for the cause by challenging Newark Tennis Club to the Wheelie Bin Tennis Challenge – 11 balls, 11 attempts from 11 metres.
  • Jack Foster thinly sliced 11 onions blindfolded, with the last one, behind his back.
  • Cameron Jones and James Erdogan challenged each other to complete 11km on a treadmill, while Elliot Coombes took on an 11-mile run outdoors.
  • The ‘Little Heroes’, which is a group of Motorfinity staff members’ grandchildren,  responded to the 11/11 challenges by creating their own challenges during the Half Term holiday. These included baking 11 gingerbread men, performing 11 jumps in muddy puddles, and completing 11 laps of the scooter park.
  • Sharon Kirk crocheted 11 poppies for colleagues to purchase, with all proceeds from the sales donated to the Royal British Legion.
  • Lewis Parker opted to complete 11-km on his bike around historic Newark on Trent.
  • Tom Skipworth and Amy Walker both challenged themselves to complete 11 press-ups or sit-ups every hour for 11 hours.
  • Sandra Dowd baked and sold 11 boxes of cupcakes.

Explaining more about this year’s Remembrance Day activities, Daniel Briggs, Managing Director at Motorfinity, said:

“Remembrance Day is such a special day for the whole world but as a business we work closely with so many veterans and those currently working within the armed forces that this day is a really important way for us to give back to so many who put their lives on the frontline.

“We wanted to challenge ourselves to do something a little different this year while also more importantly, helping to raise money for the Royal British Legion which does so much excellent work supporting veterans, current members and the families of the British Armed Forces.”

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