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23rd February 2018
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Shower enclosure specialist Lakes Bathrooms has totalled up the charitable fundraising of its team for 2013 and announced that over £7,500 was donated thanks to the various endeavours of staff within the company.
With activities ranging from running the London Marathon to racing part of the Tour de France route, donations were not only financial, but also included computer equipment gifted by the company for Schools in Africa.
One of the brave racers was finance director, Bev Brown, who ran the Great North run and single-handedly raised £1230. She commentes: "It's a privilege to be able to take part in a major sporting event and to make your involvement mean something for those you most wish to support. In my case that's MS-UK and I was delighted to hand over the money kindly donated in response to my run."
Delivery driver, Gray Davis, ran four separate races, totalling more than 30 miles and generating over £500 in aid of cancer research, whilst sales & marketing director, Clive Organ, made his debut at the London Marathon and gathered £3,200 for leukaemia, lymphoma and blood cancer charity, LINC.
Eight separate charities benefitted from the fundraising endeavours of the team at Lakes Bathrooms, all close to the hearts of those running and racing for them. The company was delighted to donate equipment to IT Schools Africa, a UK-based charity that aims to transform IT education in Africa. It collects surplus computers, refurbishes them and distributes them to schools in Africa. The manufacturer suggests that others in the industry may be able to follow its lead by donating equipment that would otherwise be recycled and enable it to be put to such good future use.
Looking forward to 2014's charitable schedule, a team of 15 from Lakes Bathrooms is preparing for the Three Peaks Challenge and hoping to raise £5,000 for the members' two chosen charities. To support them on their 24-hour, three mountain, 3,407 metre climbing challenge, pledge at:
21st February 2014