From safety awareness training to conquering the UK’s highest peaks, Doncaster-based high voltage engineering specialists Powell Engineering have pulled out all the stops to raise over £8,000 for Bluebell Wood.
The company held a ‘stand down’ day for its employees as part of a safety week initiative by its parent company VINCI Energies, based on the theme of Look Warn Share. The event looked at behavioural safety and improving driving standards. Employees, clients and suppliers took part in a raffle and donated to raise £4,437 for South Yorkshire’s only children’s hospice.
Eight Powell Engineering employees raised over £3,600 when they tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. Reaching the summits of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough were Rachel Inman, Paul Blinkhorn, Carl Mitton, Carl Pilley, Dan Moorhouse, Andrew Walstow, Steve Lawson and Sue Hardacre.
Rachel Inman, one of the Three Peaks team, said: “We know Bluebell Wood is there for families in their hour of need and we have wanted to do whatever we can as a business. The Three Peaks Challenge certainly put some of us to the test. I don’t think our feet were thanking us very much the day after, but it was an incredible team event and an awesome experience. We’re really pleased to have done our bit for Bluebell Wood.”
Emma Evans, an employee at Powell Engineering is all too aware of the importance of fundraising for Bluebell Wood. Emma and her family were supported by the charity when her daughter Sophia was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 1 and sadly passed away in 2012 at the age of six months.
Emma said “We will always be eternally grateful for the love and support we received from the dedicated staff at Bluebell Wood. We will never be able to thank them enough for what they have done for our family”.
David Hall, Corporate Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “I’d like to thank Powell Engineering for all their support and the amazing fundraising they continue to do. It really is appreciated. This money will help our families to make special memories, and makes sure we can support them however they need us to, whether that’s music therapy, art, counselling, sibling support or end-of-life treatment and care.”
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