#MacmillanCoffeeMorning at Citynet HQ
The #MacmillanCoffeeMorning has become a ‘tradition’ that started almost 30 years ago, in 1990.
Initially, it was a rather small affair with a simple idea: guests would gather over coffee and donate the cost of their cuppa to Macmillan in the process. It proved to be very effective and since the Macmillan Coffee Morning event has become a yearly ‘tradition’ raising over £200 million.
Last year alone, this event has raised an incredible £26,914,382 towards this great cause.
On the 27th September 2019, people all over the country took part in an activity that was tasty, fun and also helped raise funds and awareness for a truly worthy cause.
Cancer can be devastating news for anyone. With one in two of us facing this ‘enemy’ at some point in our lives, the money raised at the #MacmillanCoffeeMorning event throughout the UK will help everyone with cancer to live life as fully as they can.
Here at Citynet Insurance Brokers, all our staff got involved again in the world’s biggest #MacmillanCoffeeMorning.
Each and every one of us has made a special effort by baking, buying and bringing in the most delicious treats. As a result, we are very proud to announce that the Citynet Insurance Brokers team has raised a total of £592.74 that will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.
Well done everyone and what a team effort!
Let’s change lives with every slice!
Citynet’s second year of success at City v Wharf 5k run!
The City v Wharf Challenge is an annual 5k run where London’s two major business districts (and a who’s who of the financial and professional services sector) go head-to-head in a flat, fast 5k run in Victoria Park
In our second year in attendance, Citynet run under the PIB Group team consisted of 25 runners.
The sun was very much shining on us (and it was pretty warm by the time the starter gun went off at 6pm) but the heat didn’t deter our runners. There were some fantastic achievements across the board. A special mention goes to Will Offer (PIB Employee Benefits), Callum Wallace (Cobra London Markets) and Alex Broggio (Citynet Insurance Brokers) who achieved great race times.
In addition to the gruelling training, the team also aimed to raise money for Insurance United Against Dementia and the total has exceeded £400 so far.
You can view the Justgiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/citywharf19-pib.
Full results can be viewed here (search PIB to view ours): https://thefixevents.com/the-cityvwharf-5k-run-challenge
The team consisted of athletes from Citynet Insurance Brokers, PIB Group, PIB Insurance Brokers, PIB Employee Benefits, Cobra London Markets, and Q Underwriting.
Citynet “Six in the City” tackle #walkthenight marathon challenge!
“Six in the City” #walkthenight marathon challenge!
A team of girls from Citynet Insurance Brokers tackled the #walkthenight marathon (26.2 miles) on 27th July 2019. The team was made up of Mandy Palin, Jan Bett, Emily Renew, Clare O’Neill, Chloe Taylor and unfortunately Laura Hellens had to drop out a couple of days before due to illness (even though she had joined in with all the training). With months of preparation and daily walks behind them, they finally did it and it only took 8.5 hours and 66,700 steps to claim that victory.
They found the #walkthenight challenging and had some hair raising moments along the way witnessing some of London’s unique night-time antics, but with each other support, they got there in the end.
The ladies took on the challenge to raise funds for their two chosen charities, Prostate Cancer and CoppaFeel (Breast Cancer). If you would still like to donate to their causes here is their just giving link.
“Your support meant a lot to us and we could not have done it without you,” said Mandy Palin from Citynet.
Here at Citynet, we are all very proud of our girls and huge congrats are going their way.
Until next year!
Citynet continue supporting the community by sponsoring East Grinstead Rugby Club
Getting involved in community life has always been very important to Citynet. We are proud to mention our latest sponsorship for the East Grinstead Rugby Club and we wish them the very best of luck in their future games.
East Grinstead Rugby Club was established in 1929 and are one of the largest Rugby Clubs in Sussex.
Operating from superb facilities at Saint Hill East Grinstead in West Sussex, the club is proud of its heritage and Community Rugby ethos.
With 1,600 members, 90 Senior players and over 150 Minis and Juniors, the club consistently field 3 Senior Teams, Ladies Team, girls Team, a mixed touch team and under 6’s all the way through to Colts.
“We are particularly pleased to have teamed up with Citynet Insurance Brokers who are our 1st team Shirt Sponsors. Our first Team currently play in Sussex Division 1 and like Citynet, we aim to grow and be as successful as we can.
From all at EGRFC, thank you Citynet.”
Andy Poole – President
Citynet sponsors under 13’s Galleywood Eagles Football Team
Citynet is proud to renew its sponsorship for Galleywood Eagles under 13’s Football Team. Ongoing support of our community has now become a tradition for Citynet Insurance Brokers.
The Galleywood YFC U13 Eagles were formed in 2012 and play their football in the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League which covers Chelmsford and the surrounding areas. As a club, Galleywood YFC is one of the biggest in Essex with over 27 boys and girls teams covering age groups from U7s through to U17s.
Promotion in the 2016-17 season saw the Galleywood YFC U13 Eagles reach the 1st Division for the first time in their history and they were the Broomfield 5 a-side Cup winners in 2016.
The upcoming 2018-19 season once again sees the team in the top division of the Blackwater & Dengie Youth League as they move to the 11 a-side format for the first time.