This weekend sees two major sporting events for the team at Aspire Europe Ltd.
Team Sky Dive – we are reaching the end of the APM project challenge competition into which Aspire Europe entered two teams. One was made up of in-house team in Portishead the second was for one of our clients, Plymouth City Council. The big money raising event for the in-house team is a skydive on Friday the 17th March, where two members (Alice Sowden and Sam Jenkins) of the team will be jumping out of an air plane at 15000 feet for a mighty free-fall. More details can be found at the at their just giving page, the beneficiaries will be a local charity that provides education and support to the underprivileged in Africa, and they do this by establishing rugby academies.
Match Sponsorship – Plymouth Argyle v Luton Town – if Sam and Alice survive the sky dive they will be joining the rest of the Aspire team and one or two clients for the match sponsorship. This is a special occasion for our longest serving member of staff, Mike Moore, who has been a lifelong Luton Town fan, and Rod Sowden (the owner of Aspire) has been a lifelong Plymouth fan, we will sort out office bragging rights at the Theatre of Greens rather than the office for a change. Mike is planning to retire in foreseeable future so we are grabbing this opportunity to make him the guest of honour at the game.
Hopefully everyone out their will have just a good of weekend.
On a visit to Uganda last week, Rob Newman (the Tag Rugby Trust Treasurer) had a heart warming chat with the Uganda young leaders about project management. As part of our fundraising, we are creating a project management eLearning course and raising money for tablets to enhance the young leaders knowledge skill set for the future. We are proud to be a part of creating a future for these bright young people
Aspire Europe have entered a team into this year’s APM (South West and West of England) Project Challenge.
The team consists of Sam, Tom, Alice and Ellie. We are raising money for the Tag Rugby Trust, TRT is a skills training charity that uses tag rugby as a training tool to support and enhance its training syllabus. TRT delivers a hands on syllabus in a wide variety of fields including rugby coaching, media & journalism, first aid, small business related skills and many others. The TRT training is ideal for the young leaders that are part of the bursary programme. As well as training, TRT sets up Community Clubs (mini rugby clubs) for the trainees to continue their development in a practical manner by managing and growing their own clubs. The idea is that TRT offers a hands on vehicle for the young leaders and trainees to practice their training.
Team Aspire are planning to provide the TRT with a variety of different support mechanisms. Firstly Aspire Europe will create a range of training products that can be used across Africa to help with skills training in the field of project management which is not currently part of the coaching syllabus. As well as this Aspire Europe will provide funds, resources and equipment to help TRT. This will be achieved by numerous fund raising activities and provisions from the local area such as a sponsored skydive being done by two of the team members, Alice and Sam. We will also be raffling off a wide selection of prizes donated by a range of organisations both locally and nationwide and fundraising at a six nations game in Cardiff. Finally we are offering our suppliers and clients an opportunity to gain Aspire products such as eLearning and podcasts for donating a certain amount of our cause.
If you want to read more about our challenge or are feeling generous and want to donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/Aspire-Europe