Another challenge done!

Finally, February is complete and so are we with our challenge to raise funds for NHS Charities.  The team from Building IS set out to do 150miles each, Gary was running and cycling, Geoff was cycling and Lee was indoor rowing the same distance (240km) we all made a good start and realised that the targets for the cyclists were a bit too easy so we increased them to 240miles to relate to the 240km Lee was doing on his rowing machine.

Yesterday was our final day and we have all smashed our targets:-

Gary has cycled 280miles and Run 20, making a great total of 300miles!

Geoff has beaten his target and cycled 282miles in total!

Lee also beat my target by rowing 280km which is 174miles!

We want to thank you all for the support over the month, you can still donate to this great cause on the link below.

Now for a well deserved rest.


Day 18..

Thought I would give you all an update on our challenge to raise funds for the NHS Charities.

A huge thanks to those that have donated so far, we are currently at £900 which is amazing!

We are just over half way (day 18) and go into our final week next week, so far we are all making good progress and should hit our targets, when we do we will not stop, the plan is to see how far over we can go!

I have covered 164km of my 240km target on the indoor rowing machine in the last 17 days.

Gary has cycled and run 156miles so far and Geoff has cycled 164miles.

For those of you who are desperate to donate and support us and the amazing NHS in these extreme times the link to our just giving page is below.

If you would like more information about what we are doing please do not hesitate to contact us.


Miles4NHS update

Week one of the challenge to cover 450 miles in February for NHS Charities is going well, so far Lee has rowed 73km (45miles) Gary has covered 61miles with a mix of cycling and running and Geoff has covered 64miles on his bike. Whilst we are making good progress Gary and Geoff have the weather to contend with whilst Lee just has a lot to cover on a rowing machine. They have raised over £500 so far, their target is £2000 so please help them by donating if you can, the link is below


Miles 4 NHS…

We have decided to do a quick, off the cuff challenge in honour of the NHS and its heroes! Lee, Gary and Geoff from Building Integrated Services Ltd are going to complete 450miles between during February, each in their own way.

Lee is going to indoor row his 150miles (240km) whilst Gary is going to combine running and cycling for 150miles, Geoff will be doing his 150miles by cycling, regular updates will be posted on here.

Building IS have been proud to be working with the NHS to create ward space at the start of the pandemic as well as creating vaccine centres over the last couple of months, with this in mind the three of us thought it was a good time to give something back to the NHS for all the work they have done during these unusual and stressful times. Please donate if you can using our justgiving page, there is a link on our home page or you can go here


Website update..

First of all I hope you are all staying safe and well in these troubled times? The Musketeers have updated their website to a new format, see, we can also confirm that the 24hr golf challenge will be taking place in June of this year, raising funds for MIND mental health charity. The exact date will be published later and of course it will depend on local and national restrictions in force at the time. The plan is to play Texas Scramble for a full 24 hours, if anyone is interested in joining us, sponsoring us or helping in any way please contact us, corporate sponsorship is available as well, particularly if golf related. Stay safe and keep well!

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Movember update….

Last day of Movember and I’ve finished rowing and growing! I have completed my extended target of 150km on the rowing machine and the Mo, although annoying, has done well. A Few Facts…..

  • Total distance – 150km
  • Strokes – 24107
  • Time taken – 10hrs 43mins 35secs
  • Ave Pace – 2:09/500m
  • Calories – 10100
  • Average – 5000m per day
  • Total raised so far is £412, can you help me get to my target of £500?

Thanks for all the support and donations so far, as you know I do a lot of fundraising and events for various charities and causes, this is my eighth year of doing Movember and one that I enjoy doing every year, particularly adding Move for Movember to the challenge. So far we have raised over £31,000 for charity!

I will continue to do these events and have others planned for next year, just keep an eye on our website ( for more details. I could not do any of these challenges without the support of you all, friends, family, colleagues, not just supporting me but joining in as well with the sailing, cycling, kayaking, biking etc etc, you all know who you are!

My biggest thanks goes to my beautiful wife Sharon, who puts up with a lot, particularly in Movember, without her support and backing none of this would be possible.#themusketeers#movember#menshealth


Smashed it…

Smashed it, 100km on the rowing machine..done!!

Now to get my target for donations, I will carry on rowing and growing until the last day of the month as long as I carry on getting donations, how far can go before 1st Dec?

Mental health matters. #Movember is working to help men stay mentally healthy, but they can’t do it alone. Please donate to my Movember efforts and support men’s health.Men’s health is in crisis.

Men are dying on average 6 years earlier than women, and for largely preventable reasons.Unchecked, prostate cancer rates will double over the next 15 years. Globally, testicular cancer is the most common cancer among men aged 15-39 years of age. And across the world, one man dies by suicide every minute of every day, with males accounting for 75% of all suicides.

Movember is uniquely placed to address this crisis on a global scale. We fund groundbreaking projects all over the world, engaging men where they are to understand what works best and accelerate change.



Half way….

Half way through the month and the rowing and growing is going well. Just done another 12km on the rowing machine taking my total to 65km of my 100km target for Movember.

WHY MOVEMBER MATTERS Movember’s mission is more relevant now than ever. Social isolation has affected the mental health of all of us, including our fathers, partners, brothers, sons and friends. Especially those already finding it hard to stay connected. And its impact will stick around long after the pandemic is over. For men living with a cancer diagnosis, and their friends and family, COVID-19 has brought a range of new challenges. From interrupted treatments, to the increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 in hospitals and the isolation and loneliness felt by those going thought is all on their own.The world has changed. But a lot of things stay the same: men’s health is still in crisis, and we still need your help to stop men dying too young. Every pound makes a difference. Every donation you raise gives us much-needed funds and drives awareness.

Please support this great cause at


Its Movember time again…

For the Eighth year in a row Lee is raising funds for Mens Mental Health with Movember, this year as well as growing a ‘Mo’ he is going to Row 100km during November, all to raise awareness for the cause. You can check out his progress, both in growing and rowing on his Movember page which can be found on the link below, where you can also donate


…Happy Easter…

Happy Easter to all of our followers, we hope you are all keeping safe and are well? Due to the current pandemic we will not be holding any events or challenges this year but will be back next year with our golf challenge so keep following for more details and stay safe!