National Christmas Jumper Day

We have been busy in the UK raising money for “Save the Children” charity. Each year, Save the Children holds a fundraising day called “Christmas Jumper Day,” which is a national event that encourages everyone to wear a Christmas Jumper.  It’s a day of giving and silliness, which means patterns galore, bright colours, and smiles all around.  The bolder and crazier, the better and it’s all for a good cause – changing the future of children. 

This is a photo of some of the employees who were involved this year.

We have been involved for the last 2 years, with employees wearing their Christmas Jumpers and getting into the Christmas spirit, whilst donating to charity.  The money raised helps change a child’s life.  Be it food, education, or medicine, the children can grow up to be who they want to be thanks to the support and involvement of those all who participate!  We are honoured to continue this tradition.

To learn more about Save the Children and Christmas Jumper Day, visit:  https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/christmas-jumper-day

Celebrating Our 8th Family Day

Bright colors, laughter, and dance surrounded the family of our Indore, India coworkers during our 8th Family Day event.  Family Day is an annual event where our employees and their families are invited to join the management team for a meal and entertainment.

The event was well attended with 250 people, including our Managing Director Steve Corbett and Director Tejal Desai.  We also took this opportunity to reminisce on our beginning, which started 8 years ago and we thanked all of our employees who have been with us since the factory opened.

Our celebration started with a welcome from Steve Corbett, as well as a family quiz (a fun one to get us all smiling)! This was followed by a cultural fashion show and Garba dancing, where prizes were awarded.  Before breaking for a delicious lunch, our special guest made his appearance, Baba Ramdev an Indian Famous Yoga Guru who has taught yoga to celebrities, made TV appearances, a mimic artist, and Indian Famous Comedy Show. 

The event was enjoyed by all who attended.  Please enjoy these photos taken at the event.

Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

The TGW Global team is at it again, taking on the Yorkshire Three Peak Challenge. On Saturday, September 14, Lauren, Steve, Kerry, and Gabriella took on the 12-hour challenge to complete the three peaks.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge is 24 miles (38.6 km) consisting of three peaks, Pen-y-ghent, Whernside, and Ingleborough. It’s hiking, climbing, and raising money for charity, all in under 12 hours. A grueling day with a 4 a.m. start, our team was able to complete it in 11 hours and 20 minutes.

After climbing over 1,600 meters, sometimes scaling sheer rock walls, the team was rewarded with incredible views of the sweeping English countryside atop each peak. Nearing the top of the third peak, around mile 20, the team grew weary, but relieved to know the challenge was almost complete. With perfect weather, the team completed:

  • 25.2 miles hiking
  • 65,000 steps
  • 1,615 meters climbing

They are thrilled to have completed the physically demanding event and spent their Sunday recovering, as it was not easy to walk or climb stairs! They can’t wait to take on the challenge once more in 2020 and hope to encourage more of the team to join them.

Interested in taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge? Find more information here.