May 27, 2019

Romax will conquer Snowdonia

A team of 9 Romax employees will be pushing it to the limits this summer by participating in the Snowdonia Challenge. This involves walking 100 km in 3 days. We will start the challenge on 28 June walking through the Snowdonian mountains and forests. AND because it’s there, we are going to climb Snowdon on the fourth day too! All with the aim of raising money for our charity – Porchlight.

Snowdonia Challenge will be a test of physical and mental strength and team working that will take us on a journey of self-discovery.

The journey

On 28 June, in the first day of the challenge, we will walk 36 km through the forest tracks up to Llan Elsi and towards the foot of the Moelwyns and Capel Curig. On the second day, we will take the course to the Afon Llugwy along the Ogwen Valley with some of the best views Snowdonia has to offer. The planned distance will be 35 km.

And on 30 June, the last day of the challenge we will approach the distance of 29 km and go up as high as 2000m. The track will head off to the north of the village and into the Gwydyr Forest to enjoy the stunning views around Llyn Gierionydd, Llyn Crafnant and Llyn y Parc.

The team is currently training and walking as much as they can. However, not everything depends on training. Weather conditions can vary, and we may face extremes of weather. Blisters will be a problem no matter what and exhaustion will play a big part. Each team member understands the possibility that we may not all complete the challenge. But we intend it approach it together and support each other on the journey.

Fundraising for Porchlight

At Romax, we believe in supporting our community. And this year we on the way to raising our target of £5000 for Porchlight. The charity helps people in our community by providing homeless people with food and homes and preventing people from becoming homeless.

Just last year Porchlight responded to 16942 calls from people in need! 79% of found people on the streets of Kent were helped to move off the streets. 439 People received support in the housing project, and 95 people have found paid employment. We are proud to support Porchlight’s work, so those in need get the help they deserve.

If you wish to help Porchlight to continue their fantastic work, please visit our fundraising page to donate:

March 27, 2019

6 brave employees help raise over £700

Chenyse Taylor, Nick Kenyon-Muir, Charlene Plows, Carol Critchell, Elisa David and Alina Agarkova all gave something up between 4th February and 29th March. Our team gave up home comforts including: hot dinners, hot drinks, hot showers, warm beds, sweets, chocolates, crisps and fizzy drinks. Elisa took it to the next level and gave up EVERYTHING on the list.

It is hard to appreciate what homeless people go through every single day – this goes some way to help understand and highlight the issue.

Sadly, the number of homeless is increasing. Last year, Porchlight found 834 people sleeping rough… five years ago that figure was just 148. We want to help Porchlight to be there for everyone that needs support.

We managed to raise £350. To support team members, Romax also topped up £10 for each forfeited comfort per participant; that’s 35 so £350 making the total raised so far over £700.

Thank you to all our supporters and generous donors. We are glad that we can help Porchlight with their work helping the most vulnerable people in our community. The campaign “One Week Without” may be over, but our fundraising is not. We “dream big” and over the year are aiming to raise £5000 for Porchlight.

If you would like to help please visit: