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Charity Work

On going…

T.A. Henn has been raising money in support of the lifesaving work of the West Midlands Air Ambulance for over 20 years thanks to your donation for the work carried out on your watches and jewellery in store.

When you come to us for a watch bracelet adjustment, remove/add a link or for an adjustment on a jewellery item that can be done in store we will generally ask you if you would be so kind to make a donation to the Air Ambulance, regularly collected from our store on Princess Street.

May 2011 - Mont Blanc Ascent

John Henn scaled Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc (all 4810m of it) and raised £10,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Hospital having attempted in May 2010 to do so after over 12 hours of climbing but had to abandon due to complete exhaustion. John Henn and his climbing partner decided to try again the following year and they made it to the top of Mont Blanc, a very emotional moment for them both for a really worthwhile cause.

John Henn won the Charitable Act of the Year award with his climbing partner at the 2011 Pride of Wolverhampton awards for their achievement.

First Attempt

May 2010, John Henn and his climbing partner nearly at the top of Mont Blanc.

 On top of Mount Blanc

May 2011, John Henn and his climbing partner on top of Mont Blanc, 4810m.

Pride of Wolverhampton

Pride of Wolverhampton Award presented to John Henn and his climbing partner.

2012 up to Now...

Simon’s Journey for MNDA

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Five Alps for Simon

March 2012 - John O'Groats to Land's End

John Henn supported a fellow jeweller diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, in riding the length of the country from John O'Groats to Land's End for the MND Association. Nearly £11,000 was raised from the support of the jewellery trade to their fellow jeweller.


  John O'Groats   Land's End

June 2012 – Meeting with Sky Team

John Henn and his fellow cyclist friends organised something for Simon to look forward to after the John O’Groats to Land’s End challenge to keep his spirit up, a meeting with the Sky Team and a Tour of the Sky Bus!

Charity Motorbike Ride Video 1

June 2013 – Simon’s son first major ride

John Henn and a team of five cyclists rode the 100km Wolverhampton to Aberdovey bike race to raise awareness for Motor Neurone Disease Association, joined by the 15 year old son of their now departed jeweller friend Simon Cupitt, who rode his father’s bike.

Charity Motorbike Ride Video 2

11-14 September 2014

The Alps Challenge...

John Henn and five friends along with Simon Cupitt's son Olly, cycled over the five biggest cols in the Alps on the Tour de France route, to raise money awareness for the Motor Neurone Disease Association MNDA.

The Entire Crew

The entire Alpine crew

August 2014

The team was challenged by the jewellery trade at the end of August with the Ice Bucket Challenge for MNDA assisted by their wives ensuring it was done properly J. Luckily for the cyclists it was a lovely day!

Five Alps For Simon was born

 Five Alps for Simon
Five Alps for Simon is a fundraising event for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and in honour of our departed friend and fellow jeweller Simon Cupitt. From the 11th to the 14th of September 2014, T.A. Henn Company Director John Henn, Simon's son Olly Cupitt and five of his dad’s friends cycled up five of the principle Cols in the Alps to raise money for and promote the work of the MNDA. Over four consecutive days the team climbed the legendary cols of Télégraphe, Galibier, Croix de Fer, Alpe D’Huez and culminating with ‘The Beast of Provence’ Mont Ventoux, climbing over 7000 meters on bicycles!

Our brave riders included; Olly Cupitt (Son of our friend Simon and 15 years old), Paul Belham (Simon’s cycling partner), Dominic Senior and Matt Fox from The Wolverhampton Chiropractors Clinic, Nigel Foxall from Silvermachine in Wolverhampton, Robert Osborne, Wolverhampton lad now of Shrewsbury, and of course John Henn.  The team have had some wonderful support from Key Sponsors Endless Jewelry, Pandora and more, along with generous help from Fred Williams Cycles and Signs Now Wolverhampton.

 The Alpine Cyclists

The Alpine cyclists

End September 2014 – Further fundraising for Simon...

More fundraising took place in Shrewsbury at the end of September 2014 to help the team reach their goal of £25,000, including auction prizes from our great sponsors and generous donations from guests attending the fund raising evening. Another £12,500 was raised during the charity dinner bringing the total funds raised to over £27K for which MNDA is hugely grateful. So far the team have raised over £27,000.

 Dinner Fundraising

Shrewsbury MP, Daniel Kawczynski, presenting a £12,500  fundraising cheque to John Henn and Robert Osborne for MNDA.

There does seem to be some glimmer of hope on the horizon, as the John Radcliffe Hospital is pioneering research into this killer with some degree of illumination using gene sequencing. Ten years from now we may be drawing a line under this devastating disease, and you will know of the part you played in its defeat thanks for your generous contributions. There are still progresses to be made and if you wish to make a donation or read more about the Five Alps for Simon Challenge please visit and 'like' our facebook page www.facebook.com/FiveAlpsforSimon or visit www.justgiving.com/FiveAlpsForSimon.  Thank you for your support and generosity.