Trelleborg MD travels by world’s fastest zip wire

Ray Cann, MD of Trelleborg Applied TechnologiesThe managing director of a Retford specialised materials business has taken a 133 mile per hour trip on the world’s fastest zip line for Bluebell Wood.

Ray Cann from Trelleborg Applied Technologies has launched a year of fundraising by speeding on the Velocity Zip Wire in Penrhyn Quarry, North Wales.

Raising over £200, Ray’s sponsored flight is the first in a year of activities at Trelleborg, with product group manager Phil Brown  and factory operative William Yexley having their chests waxed to raise over £400.

We received over 90% of the votes when Trelleborg Retford employees were asked to choose their charity of the year for 2018. Every penny raised will help us provide services such as arts and crafts, sibling groups, counselling, music therapy and end of life treatment and care.

Ray said: “Many of our employees have children and grandchildren so they really respect the work that Bluebell Wood does. The services that the charity offers people in their hour of need are amazing.

“The Zip Wire was terrifying, exhilarating and a great way to get our year of fundraising off to a big start. We’ve got a company wellbeing initiative planned and we’re going to take part in the Bluebell Wood Colour Dash in April. Our HR business partner, Kaaren Allen, is going to do a Wing Walk in July, and I’m sure there will be plenty more adrenalin-filled moments as the year progresses. As long as an idea raises money for Bluebell Wood, I’m sure someone at Trelleborg will be willing to give it a go.”

Russ Hall, Corporate Fundraiser, Bluebell Wood, said: “We’re delighted that so many Trelleborg employees chose Bluebell Wood as their charity of the year, and that they’ve got off to a flying start with the zip wire and chest wax.  We’re able to keep our doors open to families facing the toughest of times thanks to fundraising like this, and every penny raised really will make all the difference. We’re really looking forward to hearing more about their adventures as the year goes on.”

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