Tanz take on 2 challenges for St Andrews Hospice
Check out our Videos from Its a Knockout on 5th May at Strathclyde Park, Motherwell!
As most of our customers already know, Tanz always strive to give something back to the community. Over the years we have raised funds for Cash4Kids, Les Hoey DreamMaker Foundation, The Tartan Explorer and Make a Wish Foundation, to name but a few.
As part of this years charitable initiatives, Tanz Tanning have got a 10 strong team together to raise funds for St Andrews Hospice by doing, not just one, but TWO challenging obstacle courses.
On the 5th May we took part in It’s a Knockout in Strathclyde Park. We worked hard as a team to overcome the foam filled obstacles and navigate our way through the course, winning a number of the tasks! We came third overall out of 8 teams and we are so proud of our efforts. It looked a warm and sunny evening in the pictures and videos, but after 2 hours of foam and water, we were certainly feeling the cold, (after all we are used to the lovely warm heat of our sunbeds)!
After the challenging obstacle course of Its a Knockout, we only have a few weeks to recover before stepping up to Tough Mudder! The Tanz Warriors will be taking on the Full 13 Mile Tough Mudder challenge on the 17th June and, because it is so tough, the training programme for it began in January! Tough Mudder is famous for putting even the most hardened soldiers to the test so the Tanz Warriors are making sure they are ready to take it on with updates every day in the office on everyones training progress and a strict no chocolate rule now enforced!
There will be MANY obstacles to overcome in both challenges, mostly physical, some just for bragging rights… but it is all for a good cause so please show your support for the team and donate to St Andrews Hospice.
A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who has donated and sponsored us so far. We appreciate every single donation in the salons and on our JustGiving fundraising page. We have received some very generous donations including the Tanz staff in the salons, The Catherine McEwan Foundation, the staff from Abbey Lodge Care Home, Blue Tanning Beauty and Cyrano Ltd
Thanks to all who have supported us so far and please continue to help us raise as much as possible before we do Tough Mudder. All money raised goes to St Andrews Hospice.
As the Tanz Head Office is based in Lanarkshire, some of the Tanz staff have personally experienced the work that St Andrews Hospice have done for family and friends needing rest-bite and end of life quality palliative care.
St. Andrew’s Hospice endeavours to provide a high standard of specialist palliative care to the people of Lanarkshire, encompassing human dignity and compassion. As Lanarkshire’s only specialist palliative care hospice, they provide multidisciplinary support for patients, their families and carers. Whilst they receive funding from NHS Lanarkshire and other sources, this only partially covers their running costs.
Therefore we feel it is important to support this local cause as we are so close to it and we have known people who have benefited from the high quality care provided in the hospice. We have some challenging events coming up but it is worth every minute of training, tears and tantrums to support St Andrews Hospice in continuing to provide people with dignified care.
Proud to Support The Tartan Explorer!
One of our customers, Josh Quigley from Livingston, is cycling around the world to raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental health and Tanz are proud to support Josh every step of the way!
Josh has first-hand experience of mental health issues after surviving a suicide attempt in May 2015. He crashed his car at 80mph and was extremely lucky to survive. Josh now wants to use his experience to raise awareness of suicide prevention and mental health on a worldwide scale.
On the 26th May 2016, exactly one year to the day after his suicide attempt, Josh left Scotland and began his cycle across the world. In his quest he will visit over 80 countries on six continents sharing his story and encouraging people around the world to talk about mental health.
Josh isn’t a cyclist and so hopes that his journey will capture the hearts and minds of others. By cycling around the world, Josh hopes to prove that any life can be totally transformed.
Josh is going to share his experience across the world and hopes that his experience and actions can help break down the social and cultural stigma associated with mental health while encouraging others to seek support and ultimately prevent suicide.
For more information see www.tartanexplorer.com
Tanz are Proud Sponsors of Arch2Arc
The Catherine McEwan Foundation and Dean vs MS have teamed up for the ultimate triathlon, the Arch2Arc challenge, and Tanz are delighted to sponsor them!
The team consists of Dean, Barry and Derek and they will be starting at the Marble Arch in London then running, rowing and cycling their way to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
The journey is far from straightforward… starting in London the trio will begin by running 87 miles to Dover, then rowing 29 miles across the Channel to Calais and finally cycling 181 miles from Calais to Paris.
Each stage in itself will be a challenge but the team will need to complete all 3 back to back to get to Paris! However the guys are doing it for 3 great causes which we are sure will motivate them to reach the finish line: Multiple Sclerosis Society, Crohn’s & Colitis UK and Yorkhill Children’s Charity.
Tanz Raise over £1000 for Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation SCIO!
The 10 Strong SpartanZ team came, they saw, and they CONQUERED the Spartan Race, raising over £1000 for Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation SCIO!
The Spartan Sprint was a real uphill battle but the team powered through to reach the end while overcoming some challenging obstacles.
The race was done, not just for bragging rights but in order to help raise money for the DreamMaker foundation.
Whenever it became a struggle, the team reminded each other of why they were there and that kept the motivation levels just as high as the hills they had to endure.
So they charged on with determination for 2 hours & 38 mins to complete the Spartan Race and raised over £1000 and awareness for the Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation Scio. The good work of this group has been carried out throughout Scotland since 1992, making dreams come true for some very special children with life threatening illnesses.
The challenge however does not stop there as Team SpartanZ are still committed to raising as much money as possible for the Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation SCIO. Donations can still be made in selected Tanz salons or via the Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation SCIO Virgin Money Giving Page
More about Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation SCIO:
The charity helps children and their siblings going through gruelling treatments to meet their idols. Celebrities such as Ed Sheeran, Beyonce, McBusted, The Script and The Scotland Football Team have all showed their support for the charity. The children are also given the chance to go along to concerts, theatre shows, football games and outings to M&D’s theme park, Blair Drummond Safari Park, Zoos, Restaurants or anything they desire to make their lives a little more bearable during this hard time.
To see the children smile and for the families to have the memories of their sick children enjoying themselves is priceless and having fun instead of being in a hospital environment is amazing and worthwhile.