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Special Olympics Great Britain

Special Olympics Great Britain is the UK’s largest year-round, all-ability sports programme provider, supporting 6,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities. In February 2024, it brought together almost 80 athletes from England, Scotland and Wales to compete in alpine skiing, figure skating and more! The event qualifies the best athletes to represent Team Special Olympics Great Britain at the next Special Olympics World Winter Games in Turin 2025.

Safety at the event was paramount! The marshals needed to communicate in the alpine conditions. Enter the NET supply of Motorola radios where radios were critical to the safe running of the event and allowed direct comms from race control to the course.

Bob Thow, Alpine Skiing Head Coach for Special Olympics Grampian, said: “The radios from NET made a massive difference to the smooth running of the downhill competitions. They allowed us to communicate quickly and clearly with marshalls across the course.”

Don’t miss the BBC documentary “Special Olympics: Five Days in Folgaria” to learn more about this incredible event.

NET SPONSORS YOUNG LOCAL Snowboarder

NET are delighted to sponsor local up and coming freestyle snowboarding star Roahan Duncan. Roahan now 16 has been snowboarding since the tender age of 5, started competing at 8 and by his 11th Birthday proudly held the title of British, English and Scottish champion in his category. In recent years Roahan has trained in Austria during the winter months, dedicating 6 months of the year to travelling Europe competing at European and World Class level. Roahan celebrated 1st place at the FIS Snowboard Junior Competition and his selection for the GB Snowsports B team is now a step closer to representing Great Britain at the Olympics. We are behind Roahan all the way!

Check out some of his 23/24 season highlights

COURAGE ON THE CATWALK

Friends of ANCHOR helps cancer and haematology patients from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Orkney, and Shetland at the ANCHOR unit at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Each year, it runs Courage on the Catwalk, where 24 brave local women make their catwalk debuts. Since its launch in 2013, Courage has raised an incredible £1,043,000 for cancer and haematology patients in the north of Scotland.

2024’s models will perform two unforgettable, inspirational shows at P&J Live on May 18 and 19.It’s a large-scale event, with 900 guests at each show – and a further 1600 attending Brave, the all-male event version of the event, which takes place in the 2 evenings prior. NET radios help to ensure the smooth running of the event.

Erica Banks, Head of Communications at the charity said: “NET provides everything we need to stay in touch across the event team, we couldn’t do it without them. 2024 marks ten years of Courage on the Catwalk, and to celebrate that milestone, we’re moving the events to P&J Live. For that, we need to up our comms game, and NET is stepping up again to provide in-ear comms (for the first time) and handheld radios. The support has been steadfast throughout the years; it must be into four figures.”

 

NET SUPPORTS QUARYHILL PRIMARY SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB

NET are proud to support Quarryhill Primary School’s preschool initiative.

The goal is to support young people from families facing the most significant challenges in today’s climate while mitigating any potential social stigma that might deter parents enrolling their children.

Initial results are positive, and NET look forward to hearing more on the continued success of this project and its expected growth.

NET SUPPORTS RAFAC (AIR CADETS) RUNNING EVENTS

When the North Scotland Wing Air Training Corps, RAFAC (Aircadets), needed comms support for races, it turned to NET. They ran communications, including 1.5km primary school, 2.5km school children, and 5 km and 10km open races. The RAFAC manned every marshal point with a NET radio to ensure complete coverage and available assistance if needed.

NET Sponsor Local Football Team – DYCE BOYS’ CLUB

“To show support for sport in the community NET, in association with Motorola Solutions sponsor the Dyce boys’ club.”

PROUD TO SUPPORT ABERDEEN ROBERT GORDON’S COLLEGE RUGBY TEAM

NET are delighted to support Aberdeen Robert Gordon’s College Rugby Team with their team kit, in association with Motorola Solutions

NET Sponsor Local Football Team – CBC HILTON BOYS’ CLUB

“To show support for sport in the community NET, in association with Motorola Solutions sponsor the CBC Hilton boys’ club.”

NET continues to support Garioch Rugby Football Team

Gareth Falls – Mini & Micro Garioch Rugby Team.

“On behalf of Garioch Rugby Club can I thank NET and Motorola for their latest sponsorship of the Mini & Micro section.

I took delivery of 65 playing tops, and as always, they look fantastic and are of a similar design to our senior team tops. This has helped us to work towards our One Club – One Look vision.

Thanks once again for your help and hopefully we can meet up at one of the training sessions and you can see the tops in action.”

NET Sponsors Neil McDonald’s Mount Everest Climb

Neil McDonald scaled Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, and now has raised more than £115,000 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) from a series of expeditions as part of his climbing for a cure campaign. In conjunction with Motorola, NET sponsored Neil and helped him achieve his objective. JDRF is the world’s leading charitable founder of research into the cure for type 1 diabetes.

It was founded in 1970 by a small group of parents of children with type 1 diabetes who recognised that insulin injections are not the cure for this life threatening condition. JDRF UK was formed in 1986, assisting in the global fund-raising effort which has seen the distribution of more than £500m to date to experts working hard to find a cure. Around £3m has been given to more than 20 UK-based research projects studying the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of diabetes and its complications.

It’s Monte Carlo or Bust for Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal

Two North-east businessmen brought a touch of James Bond glamour to a campaign to build a cancer support center in Aberdeen. NET MD Mark Allan and friend Ken Gillan raised thousands of pounds for the Monty’s Maggie’s appeal by cruising to Monte Carlo in a James Bond style Aston Martin. The sports car, similar to the model that featured in the 007 film Quantum of Solace, was kitted out in the appeal’s livery and was on display at the Press and Journal Ball.