Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Three Days...One Challenge

Kielder Water

Nixon Hire

A team of employees from Nixon Hire will spend a weekend in September taking on a series of challenges around Kielder Water & Forest Park to raise funds for Calvert Trust Kielder.

The gruelling three day event will include a 27 mile cycle, a 27 mile walk and a 2 mile kayak in the beautiful surroundings of Kielder Water & Forest Park.

Nixon Hire, whose head office is based in Newcastle upon Tyne have named this three day event, the Kielder Triathlon Challenge 2012.

Chris Nixon, Managing Director, Nixon Hire said:

“As our family company continues to grow it is all too easy to get caught up in the day to day running of the business.  An integral part of our vision, as we look towards the year 2020, is that we harness the power of everyone within the company to help those who are less fortunate.  We have set targets to raise £10,000 per year, rising to £15,000 by 2015, through fundraising activity.

This year we have chosen Calvert Trust Kielder as our charity partner.  Calvert Trust Kielder provides outstanding facilities to allow people with disabilities to develop their confidence and ability in a structured and secure environment.  We are impressed with the charities’ commitment to building confidence and providing memories for children and adults together with their families, carers and friends.  We are delighted to focus our main fundraising event for 2012 on this fantastic charity.”

Nixon Hire are well on their way to smashing their £10,000 fundraising target.  They have set up a company page on and are encouraging employees to raise as much as they can for the charity.  The money raised will pay for equipment and furnishings for a bedroom in the first of five new self-catering lodges, which will provide accessible holiday accommodation for families caring for loved ones with a disability.

Peter Cockerill, CEO, Calvert Trust Kielder said:

“Our thanks go out to Chris and his team for choosing to support us.  I would like to wish everyone who is taking part the best of luck with the challenge, we are truly grateful for all of your fundraising efforts.  We would not be able to continue to provide life changing experiences to our guests with the support from local businesses like Nixon Hire.”

To sponsor Nixon Hire or for further information on the Kielder Triathlon Challenge 2012 visit


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