Sky’s the limit forTravis Perkins’ IT fundraisers

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Northampton-based Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s largest building materials distributor, has raised over £38,000 for the Northampton and Warwickshire Air Ambulance (WNAA).

The huge sum was raised thanks to the hard work and dedication to fundraising by staff in the firm’s IT department.

Around 500-strong, the Travis Perkins plc IT team raised the funds, which will help service the lifesaving missions carried out by the charity, through a series of challenges and events.

Throughout the year colleagues paddled in a dragon boat race, danced at a summer ball, yomped across mountains in a sponsored National and Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge and baked-up a staggering £4,000 in just 60 minutes when the plc IT department held a Christmas cake sale.

As part of their charitable work, Travis Perkins plc also took part in Air Ambulance Week, which included setting up a clothes bank and organising a bake off.

Neil Pearce, Group CIO at Travis Perkins plc, said: “We’ve raised a significant amount of money, which will help support the incredible work that the WNAA Service do.”

The IT team will continue to support the Northampton and Warwickshire Air Ambulance Service throughout 2017 with activities and events designed to raise even more funds.

Go to www.justgiving.com/company/travisperkinsit