Taking part in a sport is a great way to learn about the importance of team work, determination, good training, strategy and energy – all qualities which are part of the Cawleys values.
Plus, it’s a great way to stay fit and healthy, and if you can’t actually play it’s also great fun to be a supporter. That’s why supporting our local clubs and sports teams is really important to us at Cawleys.
Extra Mile Challenge
This exhilarating road cycle challenge in France is an annual charitable fund-raising event organised by the Rotary Clubs of Milton Keynes Grand Union and Bedford Park.
So far the challenges have raised an extraordinary £1.25m for charities, and Cawleys has supported the event for many years.
The event is particularly important for us because one year a member of staff in the team taking part for Cawleys, Gary Godleman (MK Transport Manager) sadly died of a heart attack while taking part, leaving behind a young family.
In honour of his name and family, Cawleys is sponsoring a team again this year, ten years on from the last challenge Gary took part in.
The money raised this year will be divided between Keech Hospice and CHUMS who provided bereavement support to Gary’s family.
The Challenge takes place from 21st – 25th September 2017 and taking part from Cawleys this year will be Dave Buckingham, Shane McAteer, Phil Gudgeon and Tony Goodman.
In the months running up to September we’ll be featuring each rider in turn in our blog post, so do check that out to see how their training is coming along and of course to find more details if you’d like to sponsor them.
This year we have become a sponsor of Olney RFC, providing a full waste management service for the club. Olney RFC is one of the leading community rugby clubs in Buckinghamshire, with over 1,000 members. The club’s site generates waste from its popular bar area and weekly post-match lunches. Occasionally the club holds hugely popular special events and Cawleys will provide a skip in these instances to deal with the greater amounts of waste generated.
This season we have also supported the Bedford Blues and Dunstable Rugby Club, plus the Olney under 14’s on their Rugby tour of Ireland in the Spring. It was great fun to follow the team round Ireland, and we congratulate them on their grit and determination, plus also thank all the supporting parents and coaches.
Well done to them all for a superb performance which they should be very proud of!
Cawleys on tour in Ireland, thanks to the Olney Under 14’s.
Dunstablians RUFC U11’s in their new Team Shirts, sponsored by Cawleys