Alexandra The Great – Peak District Challenge

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Zaun is delighted to help and support Sales Estimator Alexandra Townsend when she embarks on the Peak District Challenge, aiming to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimers Society.

What is The Peak District Challenge?

Setting off from base camp in the idyllic Bakewell and venturing through the beautiful scenery in the Peak District National Park. Alexandra will be required to walk, jog or run the 100km route around the area of outstanding natural beauty.

Who are you raising money for?

Alexandra and her friend Josephine are raising money for The ‘Alzheimer’s Society’ charity. Alzheimer’s Society is transforming the landscape of dementia forever. Until the day a cure is found, creating a society where those affected by dementia feel supported and live happy lives is of great importance. Great importance to those who unfortunately have dementia and to their loved ones.

Who is The Alzheimers Society?

Dementia is the UK’s biggest killer. Someone develops it every three minutes, and there’s currently no cure. We know it is scary facing up to it, but we must confront our time’s biggest health and social care challenge.

The Alzheimer’s Society is facing dementia head-on. Whether you’re a fundraiser, donor, partner, or affected by dementia in any way, they are working with volunteers to build a movement. Inspired by your voices, leading the way in support, society and research.

Why The Peak District Challenge?

Alexandra and Josephine decided to sign up for this challenge to raise money for a cause very close to both their hearts. Unfortunately, Alexandra’s grandad passed away early this year with Alzheimer’s, and Josephine’s Grandad currently suffers.

Alexandra said

We are doing this challenge for our Grandads. My own Grandad was one of my best friends, sadly he passed away earlier this year after suffering with Alzheimer’s. My Grandad spent his professional life in the armed forces and fitness was a priority and passion of his – he would have seen this mammoth challenge as a bit of fun! With this in mind we signed up and are both fundraising for the Alzheimer’s Society.

What is your target?

We are aiming for £1,500, but we are truly grateful for any sponsorship and support that is given

Support Alexandra and Josephine

About Zaun

Zaun Limited is the sole remaining manufacturer of welded and woven mesh fencing systems that manufactures the entire system in the UK.  Zaun makes the mesh, fencing panels, posts, clamp bars and fixings at its state-of-the-art five-acre production facility in Wolverhampton in the West Midlands.  Products have been tested and approved by testing organisations including CPNI, LPCB and Secured by Design.

Zaun works very closely with all stakeholders within the business including employees, local, national and international suppliers and a long-established customer base of fencing contractors to design, manufacture and supply high-quality fencing systems, increasingly often providing expertise in integrating PIDs and other systems into holistic security solutions.

Zaun was founded in 1996 and remains a private company solely owned by co-founder Alastair Henman with a regional office in Dubai.  It manufactures to ISO 9001 standards. It is also a member of the Perimeter Security Suppliers’ Association (PSSA), of which Alastair Henman is a director.

Zaun is a proud British manufacturer and founder member of the Made in Britain campaign, a key player in the UK fencing market and one of the fastest-growing companies in an increasingly competitive industry.

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