40 years of John Cullen Lighting logo

From 1981 – 2021, we’re delighted to be celebrating 40 years of lighting.

To mark this incredible milestone, as a team we are committing to each contribute and take part in 40 challenges throughout the year. Each will give back in a multitude of different ways, whether fundraising, a focus on wellbeing or planting trees.

We’ll be tracking our progress during 2021 as well as sharing our experiences and stories on Instagram. Look back here to see how this story develops throughout the year.


Celebrating 40 years of lighting, team challlenges

Our challenges to date

John Cullen celebrates 40 years John Cullen take part in Earth Hour

To kickstart our challenges, the team took part in Earth Hour. From London to Dubai, we switched off our lights from for an hour, in support of nature and our planet.

National Walking month

May is National Walking Month, so our team are pledged to walk as much as possible throughout the month by setting themselves individual targets.

Mental health awareness week

For Mental Health Awareness Week, 10-16th May, the focus was on nature. Our team took time out to connect with nature, unwind and raise awareness.

Alex cycles Northcoast 500 for our 40th anniversary challenges

Our Senior Product Designer, Alex, took part in the Northcoast 500 cycle, consisting of 120km around Loch Ness with over 1.3km elevation.

Tree planting at John CUllen Lighting's summer party

At our summer party our team cam together to plant a tree to commemorate our 40th anniversary, as a step towards our 40 challenges and goals for the year. ⁠

Elle walks 40km for John Cullen's 40 challenges

In August our Lighting Designer Elle took on the challenge of a 40Km walk between Newgale and St David’s along the Pembrokeshire coast, raising £340 for Mind, the Mental Health Charity.

Fundraising for Mind as part of John Cullen's 40 challenges

The team will be taking on two challenges during September to raise money for Mind, the Mental Health Charity. On Saturday 11th September, 15 of the team will be taking on the Ultra Challenge, 28Km Thames Path Challenge, starting in Fulham and ending in Hurst Park, Hampton. Plus, for the duration of September a team will also be taking on our inaugural ‘Perspire With Might’ John Cullen challenge, covering the distance of at least one Iron Man (running, swimming and cycling) as a joint effort over the course of the month. Follow our fundraising here.

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