On the 21st November, Matt Finch, buyer for Pickstock Construction will undertake the biggest challenge of his life. Matt will trek 13 days to Everest Base Camp.
Matt is taking on this challenge to raise money for a charity close to his heart, Diabetes UK. The charity cares for, connects with and campaigns on behalf of every person affected by or at risk of diabetes. Diabetes UK help people manage their diabetes effectively by providing information, advice and support, and they campaign to improve the quality of care across the UK’s health services.
Matt chose Diabetes UK as his nominated charity due to his Dad having diabetes for the past ten years, and his uncle was diagnosed three years ago. Matt will trek to Base Camp with a friend and 12 others raising money for their selected charities.
Matt has been preparing by trekking most weekends over some the UK’s toughest terrains including Snowdon and Yorkshire’s three peaks. He has also been taking part in half marathons in order to increase his fitness.
Matt commented “I am really looking forward to the challenge, I have been training hard but am under no illusion, this will be the hardest thing I have done, or ever will do” Matt added “Diabetes UK is a charity close to my heart and it will be well worth it.”
Matt would like to raise as much money as possible, if you would like to donate, no matter how little, you can do so by visiting Matt’s Just Giving page www.justgiving.com/matthew-finch3 or you can text 70070 MATF67 and the amount you wish to donate.
On Sunday 15th June, The Pickstock Group supported a five a-side charity football tournament held in Oswestry. Soccerfest Charity Cup 2014 organised by Morgans of Oswestry in association with The New Saints Community Foundation, saw 32 teams made up from local businesses tackling and dribbling it out to become champions all in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.
The event which took place at TNS’ grounds, The Venue, attracted more than 100 spectators and raised a total of £4,000.
In support of this worthy charity, The Pickstock Group entered their own football team – Pickstock Rovers, comprising of six of their finest players- Matt Finch, Rob Goring, Liam Wah, Callum Bromley, Mike Bebb and John Davies.
Pickstock Rovers triumphed in their first three matches. Having conceded only one goal throughout the group stages they proceeded to the quarter finals which saw them face local semi-professionals TNS Juniors. Unfortunately this proved a challenge too far for Pickstock Rovers and they bowed out of the tournament with their heads held high.
Matt Finch, captain of Pickstock Rovers commented “It was an absolutely fantastic day, the competition was tough but everyone was in high spirits. It was great to see so many people supporting such an excellent cause.”