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Bicester biker challenge raises £13,000 for cancer cause

The extraordinary support and care provided for cancer sufferers by charity MacMillan’s received a welcome boost when a challenge to ride the length of Britain by bike turned into a major fundraising exercise.The aim of the soon-to-be saddle sore group of riders from the Bicester area was simple: to tackle the 1000-plus mile ride from Lands End to John O’Groats in 13 days. Mastermind David Johnson, Director – Global Accounts at print technology company Integration Technology Ltd (ITL) admitted the plan at first, was a bit of a ‘middle age crisis’. “We saw it as a challenge amongst ourselves, but as time went by agreed that the opportunity to make […]

Banbury man’s battle to the summit inspires the Integration Technology team

A Banbury man who had lost his leg below the knee to urgent surgery has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and raised more than GBP16,000 for charity with support from Upper Heyford-based Integration Technology Ltd (ITL).When a member of staff at the Oxfordshire company announced that his son was to be one of a small team of five to tackle Africa’s highest peak, the news provoked a certain amount of interest. But when colleagues heard the full story behind 41-year-old plumber Andy Ward’s attempt on the mountain, they decided to do more than just sit and watch his progress. Serious life-threatening complications resulting from a form of cancer had resulted in Andy […]