Save The Children - London Marathon 2017

is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children's rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries.[3] It was established in the United Kingdom in 1919 in order to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts..

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.

 

Celtic Project Manager Simon Haylor is going to be running the 2017 London Marathon. HeI will be running for Save The Children, a charity that helps children in 120 countries, providing support for health, education, protection, disaster relief and so much more.

Above: Simon ran the marathon in his younger days!

"To reach the donation target of £2000 I really need your help and generosity and I would be very grateful if you would follow the link to my page and sponsor me."

If you would like to help Simon reach his goal you can make online donations via his Virgin Money page below.

Click here to donate

Parkinson's UK & Cancer Research - Nuclear Race

Are a dynamic network of expert staff, health and social care professionals, volunteers and researchers. We work together to improve life for everyone living with Parkinson's in the UK and to bring forward better treatments and a cure.

People with the condition and their families set our research agenda, making decisions about the projects we fund and working in partnership with researchers at every stage.

We're the largest European charitable funder of Parkinson's research. So far, we've invested over £70million in groundbreaking research.

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.

 

RaceHeader2016From Martin Stripe:

Stewart (seventwoseven) has kindly got me and Nic ( wife ) involved in running on the 15th May along with seventwoseven team for two charities, Parkinson's and Cancer.
The Nuclear Race is set in Brentwood, Essex and is becoming more and more popular as a charity event where it's test you ability to tackle a extreme muddy course.
We will be running 12 kilometres but also tackling 80 obstacles along the route which looks very difficult when I looked on line.

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If you would like to support the guys doing the race then please click the link below, they will be extremely grateful for you support.

https://www.justgiving.com/teams/seventwoseven

Congratulations and big thanks to those who donated or supported Martin Stripe and his family on their recent mud war. They had set themselves a £1000 target and raised an incredible £1,955.00. Martin wanted to express his thanks and show you what he looked like before and after the event!

CelticMudBeforeAbove: Team Stripe in High Spirits before getting dirty!

CelticNuclearAfterAbove: Team Stripe enjoying the mud :)

Stripey Stork - #SantaStork2015

Stripey Stork was established in August in 2013 and started distributing items from October 2013. They are a volunteer-run group started by a group of local Mums who wanted to see the items their children no longer needed re-used in the local community..

Stripey Stork supports children and parents experiencing hardship. We work in partnership with support services such as children’s centres, health visitors and social service agencies. All donations go directly to the families that they support, and each item to someone who specifically needs it.

 

Thank you to the team at Celtic Contractors Ltd in Morden who have collected such an impressive amount of presents for #SantaStork2015. Each staff member was matched with a child to choose a present for, and its great to know that these are the items that the children really want. 

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Sinead the Office Manager at Celtic explained that: "everyone here was really pleased to take part in something so great."

Find out more about Stripey Stork on Facebook - Click Here.

School Aid For Africa - Racing Kart Challenge

In 2008 a South African Charity (Chapter 21 registration) was formed by Mike Glover, the owner of Red Cherry Adventure of Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

“To restore the dignity of children by ‘making school a better place’ by rehabilitating schools and initiating self-sustaining projects. We are committed to social Entrepreneurship and ensuring that the youth of South Africa have the opportunities of receiving an education, which will allow them to become economically viable.” 

 

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Celtic are pleased to annouce our participation in the School Aid 4 Africa Go Karting Challenge, held at Buckmore race track. The event took place May 7th and Celtic were represented by our newly formed racing team, Celtics Angels: Full Throttle. Chasing the chequered flag for Celtic we had Martin Stripe, Jimmy Thercaj, Simon Haylor, Stewart Moore, Joe Finnane and Elidon Pepaj.

CelticGoKarts20152Abovet: Celtic Angels: Full Throttle.

Celtic are pleased to have been part of the Karting event  of which £8500 was raised for Africa!

Hampton Court Half Marathon Success!

Celtic are pleased to report that our runners completed the the Hampton Court Half Marathon. Running for Cancer Research UK was Jon Whyte, Chris Malik, Gabriel Draghici, Elena Katalina and Paul Cooney. Running for Southend Soccability was Ray Stripe. Also running on the day was Gareth Jones, Carla Payne & Claire Peters.

CelticContractorsRun_01Above Left to Right: Jon, Paul, Gabby, Ray and Chris

The Celtic team worked extremely hard to raise monies for both charities and would like to thank everyone who made a donation! Without your help and kindness we would not have be able to help make a difference to those who need our help!

CelticJudoHamptonCourt2Above: Elena gets ready to outrun Paul Cooney and our thank you letter from Cancer Research UK

CelticMarathon-6 Above: Gareth with Claire & Carla.

Together with your donations, we was able to raise over £8000 for Cancer Research and £2520 for Southend Soccability, incredible numbers - thank you so much to everyone who supported!

CelticContractsSouthendAbove: Ray presents his cheque to Southend Soccability Football Club

We are proud to show you our thank you letters from both Cancer Research UK and Southend Soccability.

You can find out more information on Southend Soccability on their facebook media channel here!

CelticMarathon_5Click Here for Southend thank-you or Click Here for the Cancer Research thank you :)

The Final Race Results

The Official finishing Times are as follows
1st - Gabby 1:32:53
2nd - Jon      1:33:43
3rd - Ray      2:00:23
4th - Chris   2:09:04
5th - Eleana 2:18:27
6th - Paul     2:22:50

Below: The Celtic Supporters.

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The Running Slideshow 1080HD

With so many photos of the event it was easier for me to put them together in a video presentation. If you click on the settings cog you can adjust the quality to HD. Video by Steve Leonard.

Having trouble viewing the video - click here for a direct link to YouTube.

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Well done to our runners and once again "thank you" to everyone who supported the Celtic charities.

Cancer Research UK - Hampton Court Half Marathon

Cancer Research UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (1089464), Scotland (SC041666) and the Isle of Man (1103). A company limited by guarantee. Registered company in England and Wales (4325234) and the Isle of Man (5713F). Registered address: Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London EC1V 4AD

Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive. Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.

 

Southend Soccability - Hampton Court Half Marathon

We are a specialist club for persons with disabilities and or special particpation needs.
We provide free FA qualified coaching sessions & matches for all abilities, gender and race. Currently we cater for over 14's but are looking to add a junior section in the very near future.

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Good luck to Jon Whyte, Paul Cooney, Chris Malik & Gabby who are hoping to raise as much money as they can for Cancer Research UK. Best of luck to Ray Stripe who is running to help raise money for Southend Soccability, a chairty which is close to his heart.

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Please Donate

To make a donation to the Cancer Research UK running team you can click The Celtic 4 Cancer Donation link.

To make a donation to the Southend Soccer Ability Club then you can click The Celtic 1 Southend Donation link.

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Click here to download our newsletter and read about the event.

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Best of luck to Jon Whyte, Ray Stripe, Paul Cooney, Chris Malik and Gabriel Draghici who are already in training for this huge event.

St Mungo's: Help for homeless people

Working alongside construction manager Isg Group Celtic Contractors were pleased to be able to provide some much needed voluntary help for the St Mungo's Charity. Celtic would like to thank Bogdan Cosacenco and his colleagues for giving up their time to help out.

St Mungo's began helping people sleeping rough off the streets in 1969. Now we are one of Britain's largest charities supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. We believe people can - and do - recover from the issues that create homelessness.

 

After meeting at Isg in Aldgate the team soon worked out a plan of action to get this big job on the move. One team off loading Luton Vans in Occupational road where St Mungo's charity managed to rent an estate. Its just for one year to accommodate 70 – 100 people to sleep.

Level 1 of the estate will be used as a shared bedroom for disadvantaged people and the Ground floor will be used as akitchen, dinning room and entertaining room.

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Above: Bogdan gets his team working hard

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Above: Another vehicle to unload.

Bogdan and his team offloaded around 100 single metal beds and the same amount mattresses including chairs, tables, portable heaters and tv units.

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Great job! Well done to all involved from everyone at Celtic Contractors.

Great Ormond Street Hospital - Nicola Stripe

Celtic Contractors are proud to support a great charity which is very close to Nicola Stripe's heart. Nicola is the daughter-in-law to Celtic Project Manager Ray Stripe. Nicola who organised the event has been 20 years clear of Leukaemia this year which is fantastic. Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Great Ormond Street Hospital (informally GOSH or Great Ormond Street, formerly the Hospital for Sick Children) is a children's hospital located in the Bloomsbury area of London, and a part of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust.

 

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Above: Martin Stripe's Daughter & Son D.I.S.C.O.

In brief Celtic raised £855-00 pounds for Leukaemia and GOS ( Great Ormond Street Hospital ). We are unaware of the total raised but the night was well organised with a raffle, auction, tombolas for the kids etc

It was a very worthy cause and as Nic put on the attachment she wanted to say a huge thanks to Celtic for taking the time out for a worthy cause!

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Well done to everyone involved, for Celtic Contractors this is always a pleasure!

Rainbow Trust Childrens Charity - Paul Cooney, Celtic

Celtic Contractors very own Purchasing Manager Paul Cooney recently took part in a charity run to raise money for the Rainbow Trust Childrens Charity.

Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. Children and their families are respected and valued as individuals. We are committed to the promotion of equality for all. We respect and value different cultural, spiritual and religious beliefs and acknowledge the diversity of all people.

CelticPaulCooney01 Above: Paul Cooney Before and After his run.

In his own words, "Firstly big thanks to Melanie & the team from Rainbow who looked after us on the day & Team Cooney, Ma Cooney (personal photographer!  The only picture she did not take was of the fire extinguisher and me going to toilet), Catalina (personal motivator) & Gabby (personal Stylist).

"It was a hot day to say the least, runner’s collapsing and needing oxygen because of the heat, but that did not deter me! They don’t make them like me anymore, I just knuckled down and got on with business, my official time is below, sent to me by RPH"

CONGRATULATIONS! You completed the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
In 02:30:23! Share your experience with us through Facebook and Twitter #royalparkshalf.

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"We had a great day yesterday, it was an experience and a good laugh, ache like f**k today though really ache!"

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Many thanks to those of you who have already donated. Those of you who have not already donated and would like to kindly donate to the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity please go to my donations page;

DONATE HERE: Paul Cooney Rainbow Trust

The page will open till Friday 18th October - Thank you to everyone who helped out on the day!

CLIC Sargent for children with cancer - ISG

On Sunday 10th March construction managers ISG had arranged a charity abseil down Battersea Power Station to raise money for "Clic Sargent for children with cancer", the chosen organisation by the JLT Project Team.

CLIC Sargent is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.

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Celtic was represented by Site Foreman Aaron Broqaj and Project Manager Jimmy Thercaj. Jimmy disappeared due to the cold weather and left Aaron to soldier on in the name of Charity alone!

To quote "Although with sub zero temperatures and gale force winds the Celtic Eagles managed to successfully complete the charity abseil at Battersea power station." Jimmy Thercaj.

On a serious note, excellent feedback was received including comments such as;

"We had a great turn out from the trade contractors including some company directors as well as plenty of brave ISG and capita staff - Thank you very much for your support and time taken out on Mother's Day."

Well done to everyone involved.

Career Opportunities

At Celtic Contracts we recognised that our personnel are key to the success and continuous growth of the company.

 

Our policy is to avoid conflict at all times, be pro active and adopt a flexible approach to all works undertaken. Most of all to work in partnership with our clients and associated companies to reach our common Goal.

 

On Time, On Budget and To The Highest possible standard

Our continuous growth means we are always looking for ambitious new team members. We are always interested to hear from quality people looking for new opportunities.

If you are interested please send us your CV which will be kept on file for future opportunities for the attention of Martyn Stewart.

martyn@celticcontracts.co.uk