TransDEK UK Ltd
The Tough Mudder event takes place in Skipton (Yorkshire) on the 2nd August 2014, the team consists of three of Transdek’s senior management, a selection of firefighters their start time on the day is 9 am. The event’s main purpose is to raise money for Help The Heros, our team are also raising money for; Live Strong Cancer Charity, Fire Fighters Charity & Macmillian Cancer Charity. To date, the Transdek Trio have raised £1,445.00 towards Macmillian Cancer.
As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support campaigns for better cancer care and aims to improve the lives of everyone living with cancer in the UK. The Transdek team are supporting Macmillan as Martin’s family has been helped through difficult times by the charity.
Martin James (Service Manager) explains: “Apart from getting a bit fitter and losing some weight, my main motivation for entering this event is to raise funds for Macmillan, a cause which is very close to my heart. Macmillan was fantastic in providing support and care for our family when we lost my Nan, in 1997, and my dad, in 2007, to cancer.
” Tough Mudder events are not races but highly challenging 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course events designed to test participants all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative and challenging obstacles Tough Mudder has so far seen over one million participants get involved globally.
Covering thousands of acres of classic Yorkshire moorland, the event will involve running over rough, rolling fields, through dense woodlands and into streams, bogs and pools of thick mud and clay, making every step feel like an obstacle in itself.
Mark Adams, Managing Director at Transdek UK, says: “It is going to be quite a demanding event both physically and mentally but we are all behind Martin, Leon and Dean. Transdek has pledged to match any fundraising the three of them manage in support of a very worthy cause that offers a wide range of practical support for people affected by cancer.”
You can support Martin, Leon and Dean’s efforts by visiting one of their Just Giving pages: www.justgiving.com/Martin-James10, www.justgiving.com/Leon-Butler, or www.justgiving.com/Dean-Butler1 to make a donation. To find out more about the work of Macmillan Cancer Support visitwww.macmillan.org.uk or the Tough Mudder event visit www.toughmudder.co.uk.
TransDEK contacted Garment Printing to create the printed running shirts to fit in line with the current TransDEK T-Shirt designs. The T-Shirts had to carry the TransDEK logo on the front and who they were running for on the bag. For the printing, we opted to use Transfer Printing as it allowed us to quickly create the T-Shirts so that they were ready for the event.
As the T-Shirts were to be used for a sporting event, we opted to use an Asics running shirt to provide maximum comfort at all times and to ensure that there was also no irritation to any of the participants in the event.
The T-Shirts were produced and delivered to TransDEK ready for them to compete in the run.
"Initial communication with the Garment Printing staff was excellent. The team worked with us to ensure the design of the T-Shirts fitted in with the current design of the T-Shirt. We were offered a discount due to the printing being for a Charity sports Event - Tough Mudder. We were also advised as to how else to keep the cost down by keeping the size of the logos within a certain size, and combining all logos onto one design rather than having several separate ones.
The turnaround was really quick, we would definitely recommend Garment Printing as our experience has been superb, we would definitely use Garment Printing for future printing.”
- Sarah Hickman, Project & Quality Coordinator