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DECHOX – Giving up Chocolate for February!

Posted: 1st February 2019

You may think cycling 1300 miles might be a tough challenge, but Sam faces one of her biggest yet – DECHOX! What is Dechox? Dechox is a nationwide challenge, set by one of Sam’s four chosen charities, The British Heart Foundation. The challenge is to give up chocolate throughout February. From a chocolate dusting on a cappuccino to sprinkles on your sherry trifle; anything with cocoa in it is off limits – especially those chocolate biscuits for elevenses!  While the British Heart Foundation has come up with some handy hints and tips to survive Dechox, we’re hoping Sam’s other challenges will help to keep her mind off chocolate. Commenting on the challenge, Sam says… “This is a tough one, especially as I still have some tasty treats left over from Christmas! I’ll be locking all the chocolate away and saving it until the 1st March to enjoy! I’m still cycling and […]

Sam To Add To Cycle Challenge Tally

Posted: 5th September 2018

Mansfield is preparing to welcome cyclists taking part in stage seven of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, starting in West Bridgford and finishing on Chesterfield Road. It is one of many cycling events taking place in September that will hopefully encourage more people to get in to cycling to improve their health and fitness. The “Let’s Ride Nottingham” festival is also taking place in Nottingham a week later, on Saturday 16th September. This fun, free, family orientated cycle festival is being sponsored by HSBC and will see certain roads in Nottingham closed to motorists to enable cyclists to complete a 5k route. With all these inspiring events going on, Sam herself has been encouraged to push on and complete more cycling challenges to help raise awareness of cycle road safety. She hopes that by adding some miles to her cycling tally, she will take another huge step towards completing […]

Sam’s Afternoon Tea Week Challenge

Posted: 16th August 2018

For Team Pella’s Afternoon Tea Week celebrations Sam set herself the goal of baking some delicious scones, as one of her 40 challenges. She also made up some cucumber sandwiches as no afternoon tea would be complete without them. Sam started by baking the scones at home before bringing them into work. The kitchen did get a bit messy! Here you can see Stacey, Luna and Sam enjoying their scones. We can promise you the rest of the team enjoyed them too. Well done Sam! Speaking about the experience Sam said “So I finally started baking as part of my 40 challenges…  (That’s if 40+ scones count for Afternoon Tea).  I loved it and can’t wait to get on to the real cakes now.  Team seemed pretty impressed with my efforts; the empty tin says it all.  Looks like we will be having a cake sale sometime soon.” Don’t forget […]

40 Challenges launch a huge success!

Posted: 21st December 2017

Following the Launch of Sam’s 40 challenges on Tuesday 19th December, we were so excited to see the overwhelming support and enthusiasm shown by everyone! The messages and donations have been rolling in, leaving little doubt that this is going to be a terrific time for Sam, allowing her to face new challenges, test her metal and achieve incredible things for herself, that will benefit so many others too. Sam was featured in local business press, East Midlands Business link, Love Business and Connect East Midlands.  The local business community are aware of Pellacraft’s support for a variety of local causes, and Sam’s launch is the largest scale event to date, showing that her commitment is as big as her heart in making a difference to others. Feedback Cerebral Palsy Sport got in touch very quickly to share their enthusiasm, offer support and brilliant fundraising advice.  Sam now has a wonderful page […]

Pellacraft director aims to raise £40,000 for charities

Posted: 18th December 2017

Sam Pella, company director at Pellacraft is planning to spend her 40th birthday year raising £40,000 for Charity. In order to raise the required £40,000, Sam, who is 40 on 19 December, will take on 40 challenges, which will test her both mentally and physically. Throughout 2018, Sam will undertake a number of daunting tasks which so far includes cycling to exhibitions which will clock up a distance of 1300 miles, swimming 40 kilometres, walking 400 miles and baking 40 cakes. The money raised will be shared between 4 charities that are very close to Sam’s heart and each which will receive a £10,000 donation. The chosen charities are Cerebral Palsy Sport, Framework, Nottinghamshire Womens Aid and the British Heart Foundation. Commenting on the big year ahead of her, Sam said “I thought my 40th birthday shouldn’t be all about me and I so wanted to use it as a […]