SSI Schaefer recently put together a seven strong team of females to take part in and successfully complete a Ladies Driving Challenge at Bovington Army Camp in Dorset in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The team raised in the region of 2K for every 100 raised, five hours of nursing care can be provided by Marie Cancer Care, which currently provides care for 50% of all cancer patients who pass away at home.
The Marie Curie Ladies Driving Challenge event, attended by more than 50 ladies, enabled participants to get behind the wheel of some unusual and challenging vehicles including Fire Engines, Cherry Pickers, HGV's, Army Jeeps, 4x4s, Double Decker Buses and many more, all in the name of charity.
Marcia Rosser-Hall, Administration Assistant within the Contracts Department at SSI Schaefer, wanted to give something back following 53 operations over a 20 year period, with three lengthy stays in intensive care due to a form of Crohn's Disease.
She said: "In 2007 I was taken into hospital again and unfortunately, was in there for a total of six months. I had to take a year out of work to recover and SSI Schaefer fully supported me all the way. As cancer affects most families I felt this would be a great challenge to 'have a bit of fun' for ourselves whilst helping others in this worthwhile cause.
"It was a wonderful event, giving us ladies the chance to drive a host of unique vehicles that we wouldn't normally be able to drive around some rather challenging courses!"
The SSI Schaefer team included: Debbie Griffiths, Sarah Horne, Carla Vos, Val Higginson, Lynda Villiers, Jane Timms and Marcia Rosser-Hall.
About SSI Schaefer
SSI Schaefer is the UK and world's leading supplier of logistics and material flow systems with a product offering ranging from plastic storage and transit containers to high bay warehousing systems and almost everything and anything in between all of its own manufacture.
SSI Schaefer's unrivalled in-house expertise in the design and installation of major and often bespoke - turnkey materials handling and storage projects has resulted in many successful automated picking and high bay warehousing schemes for leading blue-chip companies and international organisations.
Typical products are storage and transport containers, shelf storage systems, pallet racks, long load racks and mobile racking systems, which combine with automated picking systems to form the basis of manually operated or fully integrated storage solutions.
With a reputation built on an unwavering commitment to excellence, SSI Schaefer has developed a unique partnering approach, through which they work hand in hand with their customers to develop, design and implement the most innovative yet cost effective solution for each project.
SSI Schaefer prides itself on going the extra mile to fulfil and deliver the best solutions.