Posts Tagged ‘fundraising’

Plumpy’nut challenge: sachets saving lives infographic

Thursday, March 14th, 2013
You may recall that some of the Katapult team recently participated in the Plumpy’nut challenge. As part of this we have created an infographic detailing the results of the campaign to date on behalf of Merlin.

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Plumpy’Nutters: Fundraising for health charity Merlin

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

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With a suggestion by our Digital Marketing Manager Martin Broadhurst who became our first Plumpy’Nutter (a fitting description), Dawn and I were persuaded to put our nuts where our mouths are for the day to raise awareness of Plumpy’Nut and secure vital funds for Merlin, an international health charity.

About Plumpy’Nut

Plumpy’Nut comes in 92g sachets and is described as a “peanut-based paste, with sugar, vegetable fat and skimmed milk powder, enriched with vitamins and minerals” and with 500 calories in each sachet, is specifically designed for the treatment of severe acute malnutrition and manufactured by French company, Nutriset. Removing the need for hospitalisation, the sachets can be administered at home, allowing larger numbers to be treated and brought back to health.

The Challenge

For one day we could eat nothing but four 92g sachets of Plumpy’Nut and drink only water. For every £50 raised, Merlin can feed a malnourished child with Plumpy’Nut for 8 weeks and save their life. We had a modest target of £150 and so far we have raised over £185.
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Well done to our Virgin London Marathon runner!

Monday, April 30th, 2012

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We want to say a huge well done to Dawn, Katapult’s MD who completed her first Virgin London Marathon on Sunday in 5hrs 29 mins; as you can see from the photo above taken in the last two miles, she was holding up pretty well though very emotional by this time.

Though she says she enjoyed the whole experience (apart from  the training), we know that Dawn was ultimately spurred on by the possibility of what the funds she has raised will do for the endangered species charity REACT that she is supporting. By way of congratulating Dawn, you can still donate to the charity on her fundraising page and help her achieve her target. Find out more about The Red Endangered Animal Connection Trust.

We are very proud of Dawn and think that first large glass of wine on Sunday night was well deserved after 6 months of following a strict teetotal training plan and 6 am runs.

Has Dawn caught the marathon bug?! She has vowed that she will only do it again if another member of the Katapult team runs with her; watch this space….!