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An adventurous management accountant from Scunthorpe will be swapping the cold and rain of the North-East of England for the searing heat of Hawaii to compete in next month’s Iron Man World Championship. Gemma Scott, who works for the 2Sisters Food Group, will take on the 140 -mile challenge of cycling, swimming and running to raise funds for National Children’s Charity the Boparan Charitable Trust and to raise awareness of female competitors in the sport. No stranger to immense challenges, to date Gemma has completed 36 marathons, 1 ultra marathon, 7 triathlons and 4 Iron Man competitions. The most recent of which was completed in Nice back in June, which allowed Gemma to qualify for the World Championship Iron Man in Hawaii. Gemma will compete against 3,500 other female athletes from around the world, but the level of female competitors at normal events is usually less than 10% of the male athletes. Gemma explained “Normally there are less than a few hundred female competitors at events, due to issues like cost and the pressure of finding time to train. I have been running and competing for over a decade and would encourage anyone to reach for the stars and chase their dreams”. The inspirational adventurer is also hoping to raise vital funds to support the work of the Boparan Charitable Trust, as they help to transform the lives of children with disabilities, life-limiting conditions and those in extreme poverty. </p? Gemma said “I learned about the work of the Boparan Charity through my work, it is truly amazing how they enhance and help to change young lives. It is my hope that any amount raised will go to help change the lives of disadvantaged children across the UK. I hope that I can be a role model for the young children”. Gurpa Singh 2SFG Scunthorpe Site Director said “Everyone at the factory is behind our Gemma, she is amazing and we urge everyone to get behind her fundraising”. Gareth Aston, Director of the Boparan Charitable Trust said “We are blown away that Gemma has chosen to support and raise funds for the Boparan Charitable Trust, through this truly epic adventure and undertaking”.Anyone wishing to support Gemma can visit her fundraising page: <a href='https://theboparancharitabletrust.enthuse.com/pf/gemmascott'>https://theboparancharitabletrust.enthuse.com/pf/gemmascott</a>.For any corporate or businesses wanting to sponsor Gemma, email <a href='mailto:events@boparan.com'>events@boparan.com.

Magnavale Ltd gives new hope to disabled dancer. Image

Magnavale Ltd gives new hope to disabled dancer.


A National Temperature controlled storage and value-added services business, Magnavale Ltd, recently helped to make a disabled dancers dream come true with the gift of a new Wheelchair.Magnavale Ltd in conjunction with The Boparan Charitable Trust presented eighteen-year-old Mase with a specialist lightweight wheelchair. Mase has hydrocephalus and Global Development Delay, causing brain damage and it has reduced his movement and the time he can spend with his three siblings. The new chair will allow them to spend valuable time together as a family and also allow Mase to enjoy dance lessons and realise his dream of performing in his local carnival.Lee Sefton, Group Health and Safety Manager for Magnavale said “We are over the moon to be able to support Mase and his family in this way. He deserves to be able to realise his dream and we cannot wait to see the photos of him performing at carnival.”Kayleigh Biggs, Events and Fundraising Manager for the Boparan Charitable Trust said “It is an absolute pleasure to help make Mase’s dreams come true, we would not be able to do it without the amazing support of the team at Magnavale”.Do you know a childlike Mase who could benefit from the support of the Boparan Charitable Trust then visit www.theboparancharitabletrust.com. \r\nRegister interest for the 2024 tournament now, email <a href='mailto:events@boparan.com'>events@boparan.com</a> (Photo LtoR: Alfredo De Torres Lopez – Group Technical Manager Magnavale / Kayleigh Biggs - Events and Fundraising Manager Boparan Trust / Naomi Barrett Mase Barrett / Adalaya Barrett / Lee Sefton – Group Health & Safety Manager Magnavale)