On the 21st December 1988 at around 7pm, tragedy struck in Lockerbie as the remnants of aircraft Pan Am 103 descended from the skies. Carrying 259 passengers plus crew members the flight was on enroute to New York from Heathrow. As it was about to embark on it’s oceanic segment of the journey, a timer-activated bomb, hidden inside a cassette player detonated. The crash covered 850 square miles, destroying 21 homes and killing 11 people on the ground. The plane and all those on board never made it to their destination.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie Bombing and honour those who were killed, affected by the devastation and remember the emergency services who responded, the journey will be completed on their behalf. In October, joined by local and international friends, cyclists and schools, 4 emergency services cyclists and the Head Teacher of Lockerbie Highschool will be cycling the 3238 miles to finish the journey that was never finished.
On Saturday 13th October, our very own Mark Ward was one of the local cyclists to accompany the core team on the 70 mile journey from Lockerbie Academy to Edinburgh Castle. And from the videos, what a cycle it was! Well done to all those who took part.
As well as honouring those affected by the bombing, the group are also raising funds for a charity called, Soul Soup. The organisation provides mental health youth counselling to reduce the risk of suicide in young people. Soul Soup will be putting specific services in place, such as better school and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder counselling, in Lockerbie’s community and surrounding areas. If you would like to donate or follow the event, please click on the link below. Help provide a better future for our young people.
It’s not always about making profits for the company. We like to help others outside of the business and share our successes. Helping cash for kids was something the entire team was on board with and this was a proud moment for us all.
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Paul and his family were shown a real touch of kindness when his entire family were invited to a Sunday Lunch for veterans at the Earl of Doncaster Hotel. Paul’s father served in the armed forces for 25 years and was being accompanied by Paul and his family at Remembrance Day in Doncaster. Their family were going through the loss of Paul’s mother and they wanted to show their support to his Dad.
After getting through the emotional parade they got chatting to a woman, called Roberta, who invited Paul’s dad to the Sunday Lunch but after hearing about their story, pulled some strings and extended the invite to the rest of the Bunting Clan. The lunch was a memorable and proud moment for them all, surrounded by their local war heroes.
To say thank you Paul and Lauren assisted with the Pilgram Bandits with their Howarth 1940s event, supplying the fencing and portable toilets. Using this a perfect excuse for team building, the two made the most of it and spent the day setting up the fencing around the campsite and mingling with our war heroes.
The Director of the company doesn’t just spend his days giggling in his office, watching BBC’s Walk on the Wild Side. Paul was also the coach of his son’s local football team, Aspatria Juniors FC but their capabilities were limited by the facilities their village hall could provide. The goalposts were literally jumpers! A collection of the boys’ jumpers to mark them out.
Supply It Site Services contributed £400 to the club to put towards buying new pop up goals for the team. The players were over the moon, but more importantly, who was going to win the crossbar challenge?…it certainly wasn’t Paul!
The team has continued to train and play and have grown from strength to strength. Alex has now moved onto join the Keswick team, which allows Paul to kick back and watch from the sidelines.
Director Paul Bunting and Peter McCarthy presenting the cheque to the British Heart Foundation
Here at Supply It Site Services we like to help everyone we can and when a member of our staff, Peter, asked for support in raising funds for the British Heart Foundation, this was no exception. The Foundation is close to us all here at the office and we will continue to support them.
“I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the way Supply It helped me to raise money for The British Heart Foundation (BHF). The BHF supports research into Heart Attacks and Strokes. My Aunt died young from a Heart Attack and both my parents died from Strokes. Research is urgently needed for these conditions and BHF is at the forefront.
I commend this worthwhile cause and hope that we can continue to support it at Supply It.” ~ Peter McCarthy
The 2017 challenge was to ride from Carlisle in Stonehaven and back, in 4 days or less and all the while passing through Railway Stations and other landmarks that were important to Sam and remain important to us today.
Mark took part in the event that took 16 cyclists on around 100 miles per day, to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity.