Adam goes to great lengths to raise money for The Alzheimer’s Society

12th June 2017

 

Update: December 2017

Charity Auction

The #Nasser94 Charity Auction of products and services from Sheffield businesses and individuals raised over £500 for The Alzheimer's Society.

It was great to see people engaging with the auction, discussing the products on offer, and even getting slightly competitive and tactical with their bidding! All in good spirit and for a very worthy cause.

Thank you everyone for getting involved,
Adam

 


 

Update: November 2017

Charity Auction

Get your bids in for some special and unique auction items. Bid for yourself, or for a one-of-a-kind Christmas present for a loved one - either way all money raised goes directly to The Alzheimer's Society. The auction closes at 5pm on Friday 1 December.

How to bid: Simply click the item's image below to email your bid to Adam Newell. The title of the email will identify the item you're bidding on - so just put your bid in the body of your email.

The current highest bid will be updated on a regular basis:

Value: £20
High bid: £12.50

Value: £10
High bid: £6

Value: £300
High bid: £25

Value: Put your feet up... priceless!
High bid: £40

Value: £50 reserve
High bid: £-

Value: £349
High bid: £120

Value: £15, 2 available
High bid: £10

Value: £14.50, 5 available
High bid: £15

Value: £40
High bid: £30

Value: £200
High bid: £30

Value: £150
High bid: £50

Value: £249
High bid: £-

Value: £30
High bid: £20

Value: £50 reserve
High bid: £50

Value: £20
High bid: £7.50

 

Fundraising

  • Adam's #Nasser94 campaign has now raised over £1,600. Please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nasser94 to find out more
     
  • Working towards the target of 94 events, 29 have already been completed, and 30 more events are in the calendar
     
  • Events you can get involved in now include the Charity Auction (see above, closes at 5pm on 1 December) and Curry Competition (taking place at 12.30pm on 1 December)
     
  • The recent football tournament was a success, and taking part was clearly more important than winning, as SCX FC was knocked out in the quarter finals
     
  • Much fun was had at the golf day, with James Eastwood impressing and picking up some prizes on the day
     
  • And a 6-strong Team SCX completed the Sheffield City 10k, with 'Mighty' Mick Harrison coming home 5th overall
     

 

Update: August 2017

Fundraising

  • Fundraising for Adam's #Nasser94 campaign has passed £1,000. Please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nasser94 to find out more
     
  • The 5-a-side football tournament on Saturday 19 August was a roaring success. Watch this space for a video coming soon
     
  • A 'Healthy Tuck Shop' is now in business at SCX, selling a range of nutritious snacks. All proceeds to the #Nasser94 fundraiser
     
  • In September, a Golf Day will be added to the list of fundraising event. More info to follow
     
  • And the SCX Sheffield 10km race will take place in October. Everyone's in training! (actually, not true, nearly everyone...)
     

 

SCX's Adam Newell is set to raise money for a leading dementia charity in loving memory of his grandfather.

Adam, 27, from Stannington, will coordinate and take part in 94 individual events to raise money for in aid of The Alzheimer’s Society. SCX is fully behind his campaign and proud of his fundraising aims.

 

SCX's Adam Newell is organising 94 fundraising events in aid of The Alzheimer's Society

 

The charity is close to Adam’s heart as his grandfather, Nasser Misri, originally from Yemen, passed away recently at the age of 94-years-old, having suffered from dementia.

Triathlons, marathons, swimming, auctions and bake sales are among the wide array of events Adam is helping to organise with his family and at his place of work his business.

Adam, Project Engineer at SCX, said: “My grandfather was a family man – everything he did was for us – so I was really inspired by him and wanted to do something in his memory.

“Over the next couple of years, we’ll be raising money through 94 different events – one for each year of my grandfather’s life. The majority of the events will be physical challenges, with the biggest for me being the Ironman Man challenge race next year.

“Anyone wanting to get involved can take part in the Swim10 Challenge by recording their swim distance in ten minutes, then sharing how far they’ve swam on social media or via the justgiving page with a donation.

“I’m currently training in excess of ten hours a week, which includes swimming twice a week, running four times a week, cycling six times a week and going to the gym to maintain strength and flexibility. I manage to fit all of the training around my busy schedule, going for runs with my wife at 5am and then cycling to work.

“I’d also like to thank SCX for their support in my fundraising efforts – every event we complete brings us one step closer to our goal of raising £5,000 – and for being so accommodating of my training.”

So far, Adam has completed the Wilmslow Sprint Triathlon, Fairholmes Duathlon and the Rother Valley Triathlon where he came 31st out of 113 competitors. His next big event will be the Llandudno Half Ironman Man Sea Triathlon at the end of June.

SCX Group Managing Director, Simon Eastwood, said: “Adam’s story is very inspiring and we’re proud to be able to support him throughout his challenge.

“The Alzheimer’s Society is a brilliant charity, raising awareness and funds to help those diagnosed with dementia to carry on living their lives as best as they can.

“We are encouraging all of our staff to get involved, be it swimming, running, cycling, or baking cakes. Any contribution they can make will help with Adam’s campaign, and we wish him the best of luck with in his upcoming physical challenges.”

To find out more about Adam’s story and to donate, visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nasser94