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Testimonials

Still considering whether or not to participate in a challenge event for Community Links? Then why not read below to see what some of our past event participants have to say!

 

"I decided to do the challenge because I believe that poverty must not exist"

Javier Montoya is member of the advice team at Community Links.  On 18 September 2009, Javier took part in our Parachute Against Povertyday in Cambridgeshire.

"I decided to do the challenge because I believe that poverty must not exist. We all should have the same opportunities in our lives. I also believe that the work that Community Links does creates lots of opportunities for Newham residents. Besides, I wanted to celebrate my 40th birthday in a different way. I was looking for adrenaline!  The best bit of this jump was the free falling at more than 150 mph. It was amazing! The most challenging part was to keep all my family amused while waiting for the big moment and, at the same time, to overcome my anxiety for jumping. If you are looking for adrenaline and want to do something out of this world, the parachute jump experience is for you. The highest the better!"

 

"It was great to have something that we were doing as a team that is completely non-work related"

Emma Hutley is a Corporate Communications Assistant at Fremantle Media Group Ltd.  In 2010 she took part in the Just Walk challenge - trekking 20km to raise money for Community Links

"A group of 6 of us took part in the event Just Walk in May 2010 in aid of Community Links. We thought it would be a good way for us to see a bit of English countryside as well as challenge ourselves to trek 20km. As we are work colleagues it was great to have something that we were doing as a team that is completely non-work related. The day itself was hard work! It took us many hours to complete the course - although we had plenty of rest stops along the way! It was so satisfying to complete the 20 km, especially as we are a mixed ability group, and it was by no means a stroll in the park for some of us!  The walk was well organised and easy to follow. The free breakfast in the morning was welcomed to give us the extra bit of energy we needed. I would highly recommend this event to anyone thinking of taking part - it was a lot of fun and good to get into the 'great outdoors' when normally we'd spend the weekend in the city."

 

"This is a great event that we look forward to every year"

Paul Sheldon is an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley.  Each year, Morgan Stanley enter a team into the Community Links Karting Challenge

"For the last 7 years, Morgan Stanley IT has entered a team into the Community Links Grand Prix Karting challenge. Every year there is a great mix of teams of all levels competing together to complete the most laps and win this 2 hour endurance race. However the most important goal is to win the prize of the biggest fundraising team. This is a great event that we look forward to every year, it is always very well run by the community links team and gives us a chance to have lots of fun whilst raising much needed funds for Community links to fund the great work they do in the east London area."