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 On Thursday 8 March, Ken West will be in the Hub at lunchtime to promote and raise funds for the Be Child Cancer Aware charity;

1) To raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the cancers that affect children, teenagers and young adults amongst parents and young people.
2) To provide information about organisations who provide support to families of children, teenagers and young adults diagnosed with cancer.
3) To petition UK Government to ensure that all GP’s are aware of the Child Cancer Referral guidelines contained in the NICE Guidelines in order to gain an earlier diagnosis for children, teenagers and young adults.

By working together we really can make a difference to outcomes for children and young people diagnosed with cancer in the future.  Charity website; http://www.bechildcancerawareorg/

 The Woodbridge Badminton Club (affiliated to AtLAS) is offering FREE badminton for ladies who want to get “back to badminton”. The free sessions will be held at Farlingaye High School Sports Centre, Woodbridge from 7pm to 10pm on Mondays 12, 19 & 26 March and on Tuesdays 3, 10, 17 & 24 April. For more information contact Glenn Tooke on 07951 443933 or email ladiesb2b@btinternet.com. “Back to Badminton” is supported by Badminton England, Sport England and the National Lottery.

Wednesday 7 March, 10.30am – Noon, Crucible studio (note change in times for this event)

 Guest speaker: Lars Strong, Upsite Technologies

 The session will focus on how air behaves in a datacentre and the impact that change has on it.
Subject areas covered will be:

1. Tier levels of electrical and mechanical infrastructure
2. Fluid mechanics
3. Thermodynamics
4. Cooling infrastructure configuration
5. Reducing operating expenses
6. Increasing capacity and reliability

Lars Strong is a thought leader and recognised expert on Data Centre Optimisation. His work focuses on the identification and remediation of problems (or dilemmas) associated with the fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of data centre cooling infrastructures. He is a U.S. Department of Energy’s Data Centre Energy Practitioners (DCEP) HVAC specialist.

He has helped many Fortune 100 companies reduce operating costs and increase capacity and reliability. Prior to Upsite, Lars Strong was the lead engineer and project manager for several private consulting firm endeavours and consulted with numerous international corporate data centres on design, operations and construction management.

 This talk has been organised by Malcolm Price, Head of Environment Strategy. For any queries please email the Adastral Park Property Strategy team.

On Tuesday 28 February Clive Selley, CEO BTID and the BTID SMT are going to be re-enacting Sport Relief Challenge 2 in the Hub.  Everyone can take part in the challenge.  Exercise bikes, rowing machines and treadmills will be available in the Hub, and individuals can choose to take part in one or all three. Finally there will be an external run at 10am around the park.

If you are based in Adastral or are going to be there on that day, you can register to take part.  A special MyDonate page has been set up for this challenge.  If you would like to sponsor the team, then please go to this dedicated page.

Have you ever considered donating via BT’s payroll giving scheme, Give as You Earn?  To find out more please drop by the Hub on Wednesday 29 February or Thursday 1 March 2012 from 09.30, where two GAYE representatives will be available to answer questions and be able to make any changes to your existing donation/s.

On 28 February Clive Selley, CEO BTID and the BTID SMT are going to be re-enacting Sport Relief Challenge 2 and we need your help.

As you may have heard John Bishop (and friends) have a challenge to get from Paris to London by cycling, rowing and running. The first leg will be to cycle from Paris to Calais, then row from Calais to Dover and finally run from Dover to London. Clive’s team will be doing the same mileage as John in just one day at Adastral Park!

Everyone can take part in the challenge and we are looking for your support!

We would like to invite anyone based at Adastral to come along and join in the fun, everyone is welcome, just let us know if you would like to get involved in this challenge. We will have exercise bikes, rowing machines and treadmills in the Hub, and you can choose to do one or all three. Finally we will be having an external run at 10am around the park, which I will doing as well.

If you are based in Adastral or are going to be there on that day, you can register to take part and just let us know what time suits you best.

We have a special MyDonate page dedicated to this challenge, if you would like to sponsor the team then please go to our dedicated page.

 

Have you ever considered donating via BT’s payroll giving scheme, Give as You Earn?  GAYE was set up specifically to allow BT employees to support causes close to their hearts – it is the most tax efficient way to give.  BT pays all of the administration costs of the scheme, plus £1m in matching so your donation is worth even more to the charities of your choice. 

To find out more please drop by the Hub on Wednesday 29 February or Thursday 1 March 2012 from 09.30, where two GAYE representatives will be available to answer questions and be able to make any changes to your existing donation/s.

Alternatively if you would like to arrange for a representative to give a short talk in your team meeting, present at a Live Meeting or dial into an audio conference, please e-mail Charity Programme.

 If you are unable to attend on the day but still wish to sign up for GAYE, then you can find out more and sign up on-line at: GAYE.

Lighthouse Financial Advice will be visiting Adastral Park on Wednesday 21 March and are offering free half-hour sessions with an Independent Financial Adviser to Prospect members.

To book a consultation with an adviser please contact Laura Tekoriute of Lighthouse direct on 01273 523717, or email Laura.

If you are interested but are unable to attend, let Laura know and she will arrange for an advisor to contact you.

Sessions will take place in Orion 3/12.

Lighthouse have also offered to run a pre-retirement seminar, so we are trying to gauge interest in such an event. If you would be interested, please e-mail Alan Smith.

Barclays To You is a banking service that works around you. We are a one-to-one banking service that comes to your place of work regularly to offer convenient banking services without you having to leave the building. We will be in the Hub, from 10.00-15.00, on Wednesday 7 March.

Convenient banking for everyone (Barclays & non-Barclays) on site at Adastral Park.

We can arrange the basics of banking without leaving the site:

    – Discuss current & savings accounts, along with our range of other banking solutions (ISA’s, Cards, Loans, Insurance & Mortgages)
    – Personalised Service with direct dial number to a local named specialist
    – Private & Confidential
    – Free financial reviews on site
    – Discuss your finances one-to-one on site
    – Enhance financial awareness & money management
    – Free up time at the weekend or after work

There are no events taking place in the Hub concourse this week.

All the sessions for this particular visit have now been taken. Due to the heavy demand we shall ask the providers if they are able to return again soon and advertise when this will be possible.

Apologies too for those lucky few who managed to get places but didn’t get a proper calendar invite. We have reported the fault to Formwize and will ensure individual invites are sent out to confirm which slot you managed to get booked.

Andrew

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Health-Smart Ltd. will be undertaking free health checks on behalf of the NHS for people based at Adastral Park on 22-23 February in the Newton Suite, the Hub, subject to the following conditions;

  • You are aged 40 – 74 (inclusive)
  • You are a resident of Suffolk or registered with a Suffolk GP
  • You have not had a full NHS Health Check within the last 5 years (including BMI calculation, blood pressure measurement, cholesterol test and overall cardiovascular risk score calculation)
  • You have not been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease
  • You are not suffering from the following conditions; high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation, high cholesterol, kidney disease, heart attack, kidney disease or failure, arterial disease (legs, neck aorta), diabetes mellitus or stroke
  • You are not taking medication for; blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, kidney disease, heart disease, or to reduce cholesterol 

The health check consists of the following: 

  • Weight, height, waist & hip measurement
  • Calculation of BMI & waist / hip ratio
  • Blood pressure tests
  • Blood tests for cholesterol & glucose
  • Personal & family medical history
  • Lifestyle assessments – smoking, alcohol, diet and exercise
  • Calculation of CVD risk score
  • Communication of results and advice to patient
  • Referral to GP or emergency services
  • Referral to lifestyle programmes

Please arrive 5 minutes before your appointment time.    

Wed 22 Feb am

Wed 22 Feb pm

Thur 23 Feb am

Thur 23 Feb pm

Any questions, please contact Andrew Cassy on 01473 628023 or e-mail andrew.cassy@bt.com.

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