Staff members at Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) have taken part in festive events to raise money for some hugely worthwhile causes.
The Christmas Jumper Day, now a permanent fixture in the diary for a great many organisations large and small and the Christmas Fuddle (taking place on 20th December) combined to raise nearly £150.
All participants chose a charity for funds to be put towards. Nominations were put into a hat and the two drawn at random were:
• Yorkshire Air Ambulance
• Save the Children
The funds will be split evenly between the two. 2019 has been a busy year for PTSG’s 1,200+ staff, who raised money for various charities. Some of the notable events are:
• The Mallorca 312 – an ultra-endurance cycle event around the mountains of Mallorca. Richard Castle-Smith (Fire Solutions) raised over £4,500 for Brain Tumour Research.
• The Tough Mudder in Wakefield – a 5k run for Cancer Research UK completed by Sam Mattix, Grace Mitchell, Rita Kitchen and Caroline Rushworth (head office).
• The Great North Run, completed by Georgina Almond (Electrical Services) to raise funds for research into pancreatic cancer.
• Mount Snowden trek – completed by Tim Bagshaw (Electrical Services) in aid of Two Rivers Special School in Tamworth.
• Ben Nevis trek – Jim Boyle (Electrical Services) completed a walk up “The Ben” in aid of Children’s Association Hospice Scotland (CHAS) and MacMillan Cancer Support.
• Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge – Sim Childes (Electrical Services) raised money for the Rotherham Hospice.
• London to Brighton off-road bike ride – a 75-mile mixed-terrain event completed by five of the Group’s lightning protection estimators, raising funds for the British Heart Foundation.
• Mallory 100 Plop Enduro 2019 – an eight-hour endurance race in which a team of four took turns to ride a Honda C90.
• The London Marathon – Darren King (Electrical Compliance) completed the race in 2:36:02, putting him in first place in the 50-54 age range.