Be Funny for Money!

Be funny for money!

On Friday 13th March everyone here at Keytek® will be taking part in Red Nose Day in aid of Comic Relief.

As part of the day each member of staff will be invited to take part in the following fundraising activities for a small donation. All monies raised on the day will be donated to Charity ‘Comic Relief’.

  • Breakfast at your desk – Always a popular choice here at Keytek® especially when it’s to raise money for charity. During the morning of Friday 13th March the Charity Team will serving up some real treats for members of staff in turn for a small donation. Treats include crumpets, tea cakes and waffles.
  • Red Nose dance off – Members of staff will be invited to take part in a virtual dance off for the chance to win a mystery prize. To make it a little bit harder contestants will have to keep a Red Nose on whilst they get their groove on… the contestant with the highest score and who has dropped their nose the least will be the winner! Stay tuned for the hilarious photos…


The final total raised for Comic Relief will be announced on Monday 16th March!

Fundraising for Children in Need

This year the Keytek® Team will be holding a Charity day in aid of Children in Need on Friday 14thNovember!

This year we will be holding a variety of fundraising activities including ‘Breakfast at Your Desk’ team members will have the choice of a hot beverage and a breakfast treat to enjoy at their desk, ‘Kinect Sports Rivals’ where staff will use their sports skills against each other and a guess ‘Where is Pudsey baking?’ competition.

Fundraising events that ran as part of last year’s fundraising activities were very successful and included a Bake Sale, ‘Breakfast at Your Desk’ and Mario Kart Championship. The Bake Sale ran throughout the day, baked goods on sale included anything from ‘Cherry Bakewell Slices’ to ‘Cake Pops’ dipped in chocolate, with the ‘Cake Pops’ proving to be extremely popular! The Mario Kart Championship saw members of staff battling it out through several rounds of different race courses to win ‘Mario’s Gold Chocolate Coins’.

Last year’s efforts saw us raise an impressive £113.15, this year Keytek® are aiming to beat this by setting a target of £150.

Less than 2 weeks to go until we take on the Glastonbury Bike Ride 2014!

It’s less than 2 weeks to go until the Keytek® Cycle Team take part in the ‘Glastonbury Bike Ride’ on Sunday 21st September in aid of the British Heart Foundation, where they will take on the challenge of either a relatively steady 27 or a more demanding 48 mile cycle.

Over the last few months in the run up to the event the Team have been training hard and have completed many miles to ensure they are ready to tackle the impending challenge!
Those participating in last year’s ‘Glastonbury Bike Ride’ managed to raise an impressive £2,250 in sponsorship, beating their original target of £1,500. This year the Team will be looking to smash last year’s total by aiming to raise £2,500.

Please donate and support the Team!

The ‘British Heart Foundation’ funds research, education, care and awareness campaigns aimed at helping to prevent heart disease. All donations made will help to save lives whether it is through groundbreaking research, helping to provide vital information to help keep hearts healthy or helping to support and care for heart patients and their families.

Just £50 can help to fund vital lab work

– Researchers regularly need to measure the levels of specific biological factors in tissue or blood samples. One assay kit, to measure the level of a specific factor in a series of samples costs at least £50.

To donate visit the Keytek® Just Giving page… and click ‘Donate’! Alternatively text ‘KEYB70’ and your donation amount to 70070.

Glastonbury Bike Ride 2013

On Sunday 29th September members of the Keytek® Emergency Locksmith cycle team took part in the ‘Glastonbury Bike Ride2013’ in aid of the British Heart Foundation.  So far the team have managed to raise over £2,250, which is a fantastic achievement.

Keytek locksmiths take part in the Glastonbury Bike Ride 2013
Keytek locksmiths take part in the Glastonbury Bike Ride 2013

Those who participated had the choice of taking part in a steady 27.5 mile route or a more challenging 50 mile route alongside picturesque Somerset countryside which included the famous Glastonbury Tor. Although there were some bumps on the road which included Technical Director, Chris who seemed to not have the odds in his favour (we will go into more detail later on) and poor Andy, Technical Supervisor at Keytek®, who hurt his knee! Not to worry because the team had the support of Marketing Manager Kim’s lovely mum, Valerie, who supplied plenty of refreshments which included scrumptious sausage rolls and her moral support to the team.  Unfortunately for the cycle team the route finished on a rather steep hill, as described by Kim: “You could ski off it!” but they all managed to complete the route and some celebrated with a well deserved cider on the way home!

The day for some (Chris) began on a rocky start, unfortunately the odds did not seem to be in Chris’ favour due to a power cut that morning and therefore he was unable to get any of his kit for the 50 mile cycle because his garage door is electronic, this included a fundamental item… his bike! Although he did manage to borrow a bike from another staff member unfortunately it had a flat tyre but he didn’t give up! He replaced the flat tyre and proceeded to the meeting point in Glastonbury, Somerset. Disaster struck again – as soon as Chris arrived and tried on a borrowed pair of cycle shoes he realised they were two sizes two small but instead of giving up, he carried on and not only did he complete the 50 mile cycle challenge – he did whilst in pain! Just to finish off the day he then lost his keys and spent at least half an hour searching the entire van including it’s contents looking for them to find they were in his pockets after all! Despite the odds Chris managed to still take part and had a well deserved pint afterwards.

According to the British Heart Foundation, “collectively, heart and circulatory diseases cause more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK, accounting for more than 159,000 deaths each year.” All money raised in sponsorship by the Keytek® cycle team will help the British Heart Foundation to fund vital research into heart disease. To find out more about the British Heart Foundation and their fundraising events please visit

Therefore everyone who took part in the ‘Glastonbury BikeRide 2013‘ deserves a huge congratulations and a pat on the back for their efforts on Sunday.

‘Glastonbury Bike Ride 2013’ Update

The Keytek® cycle team are well into their training in preparation for the ‘Glastonbury Bike Ride 2013’ on Sunday 29th September. Keytek® will be raising money in aid of the British Heart Foundation as part of our ongoing charity initiatives.

Last year the British Heart Foundation invested more than 88 million in research and funded scientists at more than 50 different research centres in the UK. All money raised by Keytek® from the ‘Glastonbury Bike Ride’ will help fund vital research into heart disease, which is why the Keytek® cycle team are taking part.

To find out more about the research carried out by the British Heart Foundation please visit

So far the Keytek® cycle team are well into their training and having completed many miles in preparation of the challenge ahead.  Those participating will have the choice of either taking part in a relatively steady 25 mile route and for the budding Chris Froomes; a more demanding 50 mile cycle!

Keytek Glastonbury Bike Ride 2013 Update

You can follow every step of our progress on Facebook and Twitter

To donate simply visit the Keytek® Just Giving page and click ‘Donate’ // or alternatively text ‘KEYB60’ and your donation amount to 70070.

Pine pulling for Holton Lee…

Pine pulling for Holton Lee…

 Following on from ongoing charity initiatives, Keytek® Locksmiths, will be taking part in a volunteer day at Holton Lee located in Poole, Dorset on the Sunday 8th September.

Staff from our National Head Office alongside their families and friends will be taking part in several voluntary activities, these include ‘pine pulling’; a vital operation to stop young pine reverting to a plantation on the heathland at Holton Lee, in turn helping to conserve the natural landscape and environment of the estate.

Holton Lee is a 350 acre estate located in a secluded corner of Dorset, it was founded in 1992 as an initiative to address the need for accommodation that is suitable for those who are disabled, therefore the charity provides residents with the accessibility they need and enhances their general wellbeing including that of their carers, family and friends through it’s variety of facilities. Holton Lee aims to do this by providing better opportunities for it’s residents and visitors to flourish in the arts, horticulture and the environment. Facilities include picturesque gardens, artist studios and beautiful natural surroundings.
Our previous charity initiatives have included various cycle events; these include last year’s gruelling 80 mile Bath to Bournemouth cycle ride in aid of The British Heart Foundation. Following on from the success of this Keytek® 24 hour Locksmiths will be taking part in yet another charity cycle in aid of The British Heart Foundation, the ‘Glastonbury Bike Ride’ on the 29th September.

Keytek™ to take part in charity bike ride

Following on from the amazing success of last year’s Bath to Bournemouth 80 mile charity cycle, the Keytek® team will be taking part in yet another charity cycle event the ‘Glastonbury Bike Ride’ in aid of the British Heart Foundation.

The Keytek® team will be setting off from the starting line located in Glastonbury, Somerset on the 29th September. Participants will have the choice of either a 25 or 50 mile cycle across the picturesque countryside of Somerset. The National Locksmith is planning on raising a total of £1,500 for the charity.

In the follow up to the charity cycle event the Keytek® team will be training each week both as a team and as individuals in order to ensure they are all fit and ready for the big day.
Previously the Keytek® team have taken part in several charity bike rides, including the Tour de Britain which spanned across the British coast and of course not forgetting last year’s gruelling 80 mile from Bath to Bournemouth.


Follow every step of the Keytek® team’s progress from training to the big event on Twitter ( or Facebook (


To donate simply visit the Keytek® Just Giving page and click ‘Donate’ or alternatively text ‘KEYB60’ and your donation amount to 70070.

Text donation for Keytek locksmiths charity Glastonbury Bike Ride