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20 Years of Elite Blinds

In 2002 David and Katie Lester started Elite Blinds and 20 years on the team has grown but the values still remains to deliver professionalism, reliability and great value for money.

To celebrate our 20th Anniversary we decided to set ourselves some fun, challenging events to raise money for Take Off – Mental Health charity. Read on to find out what we will be up to over 2022 and how you can get involved.

Beach Clean

The Elite team took to the Tankerton slopes and pebble beach to clear it of unsightly debris saving the local wildlife of it, the seas from being strewn with rubbish and improving the environment for everyone who loves to enjoy the beautiful seaside.

David, Katie, Mel, Andy, Shanice and Rosie all took part in collecting over 6 bags of litter!

Beach Clean

The Elite team took to the Tankerton slopes and pebble beach to clear it of unsightly debris saving the local wildlife of it, the seas from being strewn with rubbish and improving the environment for everyone who loves to enjoy the beautiful seaside.

David, Katie, Mel, Andy, Shanice and Rosie all took part in collecting over 6 bags of litter!

The Walking Challenge

The Elite team are setting themselves a friendly competition to each walk at least 1769km throughout the year. 1769 is the year the first blind was patented in the UK.

Shanice has a head start but who will be beating her to the biggest individual target! Keep an eye on our socials for updates:

March April May June July August September October November December January February Total
David 134.54km 136km 132.1km 402.64km
Katie 150km 150km 144km 444km
Shanice 264km 112km 109km 485km
Mel 22km 42.8km 63km 127.8km
Andy 97km 97km 125km 319km

Cinema Night

Coming this Autumn

Will will be collaborating with MMS360 in organising our cinema night event. Make sure to keep an eye out on our socials as we will be releasing more information on the location of our cinema night and for the chance to vote for which film will be screened!

Tree Planting

We will be planting 20 trees, 1 for each year of business throughout Canterbury and the surrounding Kent countryside. The first tree is to be planted in Littlebourne Recreation Ground for the Queens Jubilee commemorative in June! We’ll release information about the next tree to be planted very soon!

Why Take Off?

Take Off works for better physical and mental health. They are aware of the link between mental health problems and economic hardship, which also brings loneliness and lack of occupation and purpose. They are 100% user led, believing that people who’ve themselves come through the problems are best placed to help those currently afflicted.

They run entirely on the peer support model and most of their services take the form of self-help groups, which are either “talking” or “doing” focused.