On Saturday 23rd September 2017, Corin Dudley; the Managing Director of Corin Dudley Electrical Services Ltd took part in the 2017 British Heart Foundation's, London to Brighton off-road bike ride. He was joined by Alan Peach from Hedley Visick and a few others as they traversed the countryside from the River Thames in London down to the Sussex coast in Hove.
The route which was a challenging 75 miles across varied terrain, took the team just over 7 hours to complete. An impressive achievement. Take a look at the video below for a collage of photos, video clips and route tracking from the day.
Video source: Hedley Visick Ltd
On Friday 10th November 2017, CDS Electrical are the main sponsor of a charity night that is being held at the Sussex Coast College in Hastings. It will be an evening of live music, dog racing, food and a licensed bar.
We are very happy to be supporting this event and the charity involved. Money raised from the event will be going to the Sara Lee Trust. The Sara Lee Trust is a charity that was set up in memory of Sara Lee who died of cancer at the age of 32. The trust now offers a wide range of programmers offering patients access to therapy treatments, counselling, sanctuary days and more.
#saralee #saraleetrust #charity #event #cds #cdselectrical #hastings #sussexcoastcollege
On Saturday 23rd September 2017, Corin Dudley; the Managing Director of Corin Dudley Electrical Services Ltd is going to be taking part in the 2017 - London to Brighton off-road bike ride. A charity cycling event organised and in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
"Join the Heart Riders team this September for an exhilarating 71 mile challenge along varied terrain. Your physical endurance levels will be put to the test - but it's worth every bead of sweat." - BHF
The route will take them from the Kew and Ham Sports Association besides the River Thames near Twickenham all the way south down to the coast where the finish line is at Hove Gardens (just to the west of Brighton).
Corin Dudley will be taking part in the event alongside Alan Peach from Hedley Visick who both took part in the recent British Heart Foundation charity bike ride across the South Downs.
Take a look at the official British Heart Foundation page for this event;
#bhf #britishheartfoundation #charity #cds #cdselectrical #corindudley #cycling
Tomorrow, Saturday 16th September 2017 marks the date of our second annual Pier to Pier Challenge. A charity walk where all money raised goes to Chestnut Tree House Children's Hospice. A local charity that does superb work for children and their families in the local area.
Last year we managed to raise £670 and this year we are hoping to raise even more. We have already seen donations coming in and with ourselves and the generous Hedley Visick both donating £1 for every mile walked by every person who takes part we are set to raise a great amount of money.
However, you can never raise too much money, can you? We would love to raise even more if we could and we think we can with your help. Any donation big or small is always hugely appreciated. Thank-you.
Last year we hosted our very first charity event in aid of Chestnut Tree House Childrens Hospice. Our 'Pier to Pier Challenge' that takes you on a 15 mile walk from Eastbourne to Hastings pier raised £670 for charity last year and we are happy to announce it's back for a second year.
This year the event will be taking place on Saturday 16th September 2017 and we are planning to meet at the entrance to Eastbourne Pier ready to start at 9am.
Everybody is welcome to the event, so please do invite your friends and family to this great day out. Entry is completely free; money is raised through donations. If you are planning to attend the event, RSVP in the comments below just so we can plan the day accordingly. Thank-you.
We have set up a JustGiving page so that people can raise donations for the event online with money going straight to the charity. Official JustGiving Page - www.justgiving.com/fundraising/cds-p2p-17
Alternatively, if you would like to raise money for the event and collect cash payments please collect one of our sponsorship forms from our offices or click the download link -> Sponsorship Form and print one out.
Any donation big or small is hugely appreciated. Thank-you.
On Friday 10th November between 7:30pm and 12am, Corin Dudley Electrical Services will be sponsoring the Celebration and Race night charity event at Sussex Coast College in Hastings.
Tickets are just £15 per person, and that includes a welcome drink, tea/ coffee and a chilli supper. Money goes to the Sara Lee Trust charity.
For more information about the charity and this and other events they have coming up, please take a look at their website - http://www.saraleetrust.org/
Solar eclipses are a natural occurrence that happen on average every 18 months somewhere around the world. The next solar eclipse due to cast a shadow upon the surface of our planet will be on August 21st as it travels across the United States of America from the north west, down to the south east of the country.
A solar eclipse is nothing new, but the problem we are beginning to face now we are turning to more renewable resources for electricity is that when these sources are interrupted they can have detrimental effects on the power grid.
Previously, a solar eclipse had little to no effect. The gas and nuclear power plants would chug along just as they always had done; producing the power we consume daily. Now, a large proportion of our power comes from solar and the sudden drop in solar input means we need to be prepared for the outage with other sources.
Prediction of power loss in PJM’s mid-Atlantic region from shadowing during the upcoming August 21 solar eclipse, following four different scenarios.
Power grids are not designed for solar eclipses. They happen a lot faster than the incremental decrease or increase in power that is seen with a sunrise or sunset. Eclipses also affect a wider area than that of a typical cloud bank. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation has urged areas with high solar penetration to prepare plans for the event; notably the states of Nevada and North Carolina.
North Carolina will be hit hard due to the fact they have installed more than 3,000 megawatts of solar power electricity and the eclipse is due to block out more than 90% of sunshine across the entire state. It highlights the fragility of renewable sources and how for the time being until situations like this can be cared for independently, a backup of other power resources need to remain.
#solar #solareclipse #renewable #usa
Tesla started pre-orders for Solar Roof installations during Q2 of this year, and since then has begun installations on employee houses. Elon Musk, JB Straubel both have it installed on their properties.
Solar Roof which was first unveiled back in October 2016 is the first of its kind. The product which is designed to resemble a normal roof, but contains hundreds of hidden solar panels within the tiles removes the need for panels bolted onto the exterior of the roof.
The only real downside with Solar Roof is that currently it is expensive. For example, to add Solar Roof to a 2,000 square foot home would cost in the region of $50,000. However, like with most technology, the pricing is likely to come down pretty quickly in the months and years to come.
From Monday 31st July and through to tomorrow (Friday 4th August 2017), we; Corin Dudley Electrical Services are taking part in the 2017 'Battle of the Workplaces' on the radio. We actually took part last year too and managed to get to the second round. We're back, and we're going for gold this time.
With today and tomorrow still to play for, we go into the fourth day drawing 6 points to 6. It's nail-bitingly close and all is to play for. You can listen to us live on the radio between 13:30 and 14:00 everyday this week.
This time last year, we actually managed to get a perfect score in the first round scoring 15 points out of 15. However, the new 10 second time limit per round adds to the excitement and tension and before you know it the timer has run out.
#radio #moreradio #live
Last year we sponsored a hole at the Rotary Club of Hailsham's Charity Golf Day. We published a blog post around this time last year.
Now, one year on we are happy to say that we have sponsored their annual Charity Golf Day once again, continuing to help support local charities.
Today we received this letter from the Rotary Club. It is great to see that combined they managed to raise an astonishing £2,000 for the JPK Project.
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