Peddlin Marvelous

On Saturday 26th August, the GM Fundraising Paddle2Pedal team arrived at Hope House Children’s Hospices to complete their challenge, which saw them canoe 100 miles, abseil 150ft, cycle 120 miles and raise over £90,000 for the hospices so far.

Profix Group MD Alan Sadler supported the team and comments: “What an event! This was the first all-female challenge GM Fundraising has ever organised and the 12-strong team certainly gave the boys a run for their money, myself included. Having been involved with these events for the past 12 years, you develop certain expectations of an inaugural event but the girls smashed it in every way. Each and every one worked really hard but also enjoyed themselves, which is key to such an event. They demonstrated a strong team ethic, supporting each other at every step and particularly when the going got tough. The abseil was the hardest part and evoked a lot of mixed emotions but they all completed it, before getting on their bikes and finishing the challenge.

“Their fundraising efforts should also be admired. To surpass £90,000 is a phenomenal result and the most ever raised from an inaugural GM Fundraising event, but the girls are pushing for £100,000. If anyone hasn’t supported them yet, I urge you to do so, as this is a very worthy team taking part in a challenge for a very worthy cause and every little helps.

“I am really proud of the whole team; it was an honour and a pleasure to support them. Paddle2Pedal will definitely be back.”

About Sadleronline

Alan Sadler born June 24th 1964 in Birmingham, England married with 3 children and now living in Staffordshire. Managing Director of The Profix Group incorporating Profix Ltd, Fabstore Ltd and Trinity Construction Partnership Ltd he trained as a Carpenter after leaving school. Following his apprenticeship he created a labour agency at the age of 22 called Sadler Design Installation. This was in the early years of the PVCu window industry boom and it was not long until he was providing skilled craftsmen to window manufacturing companies and Local Authorities for their commercial contracts. Due to many commercial contracts awarded and due to the large quantities of product the company was buying it was a natural progression to start their own manufacturing business to supply the Private Sector. Profix have a long history of success in the commercial market for the installation of windows, doors, conservatories and other associated products including Composite doors as our customer base will bear testament. The Profix Group also supply other window and door manufactures including installers with products and components through our online business portal Fabstore which has been marketing and trading online since 2003. “My outlook on life is simple, love your family, work hard, have fun and try to help others less fortunate than yourself, I do a bit of charity work which usually means punishing myself in some sport related scheme and trust me I am no sportsman ! I have had much success (and a few failures) in my working life and hopefully by sharing some of my life experiences will help generations of budding entrepreneurs to follow.” Alan Sadler
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