Running the New York Marathon was a fantastic experience, the weather was kind by being a dry sunny day (it might have been very cold or very wet or both and we had both during our trip).
I must say a huge thank you to all the New Yorkers who made us feel so welcome and cheered us on. The streets were lined with well wishers from the start to finish and the event was brilliantly organised by Sports Tours in the UK and the event organisers themselves.
The cheering was particularly welcome on 1st Avenue the length of which seemed to go on for ever!
I raised well over £3,500 from our suppliers, staff at Avolites and Avolites itself, this has been distributed to Get Kids Going, Cancer Research and No More Land Mines. Thanks to all my sponsors for the encouragement and faith that I could and would do it. (No one told me that 26 miles
is further than Avolites to Luton – probably just as well too.)
One last thing, whilst running Brenda said …. Next year we must…..
So I think its watch this space.
Special thanks go to my sponsors for the three runs I am taking part in, the companies listed below have generously donated in equal proportions to
Get Kids Going, Land Mine Clearance and Cancer Research UK, this money will make a difference to those who do not have the choice to run in a marathon!
If you should need any of the services that the companies listed below can offer please contact them directly, or myself if you need further information, we have known them for a long time and I can recommend them as preferred suppliers.
|| Suppliers of electronic components which will be found in virtually everything we make
|| +44(0) 1635 515 750
|| Manufacturers of plastic mouldings including the Azure armrest and A2000T dimmer fronts
|| +44(0) 1953 601 428
Auditors and Accountancy for Avolites
|+44 (0) 20 7312 0000
|| Sub assemblers of many Avolites assemblies including the Pearl 2004
|| +44(0) 117 961 4329
|Anandan Cullen& Co
|| Who run the Avolites pay roll
|| +44(0) 207 224 3170
|| My company and employer, far better than a real job!
|| Who print the laminates for many of our products including the Pearl 2004 Diamond 4 and Art2000
|| +44(0) 8797 773 632
|| Who make our PCBs and screen print our panels
|| +44(0) 20 8867 9393
|| Sub assemblers of many Avolites assemblies including the ART2000
|| +44(0) 700 2000 999
|| An original part of the Avolites management team and always willing to help
|Nat West Bank
|| Who look after our money
|| +44(0) 1932 750 442
||suppliers of circuit breakers for ART dimmers
||+44(0)191 477 4625
|| Suppliers of our Mastering Faders
|| +44(0) 1207 588 600
|| Who provide insurance services to us
|| +44(0)870 366 9554
|| Who fabricate all our metalwork
|| +44(0) 1276 20931
|| Suppliers of preset faders and switches
|| +44(0) 1635 278 678
|The staff at Avolites Who are the best and most dedicated staff any company could have