" Im really pleased that our staff raised so much and it was great to go to their offices to meet the people who the money will go towards helping."
Pickerings Lifts, a lift maintenance company in Stockton-on-Tees held a summer event in aid of local youth homelessness charity, Community Campus 87, raising £342.
The theme of the event was ‘Treasure Island’ with staff dressing up in eyepatches, stripy shirts and bandanas.
The team enjoyed a lunchtime picnic as well as taking part in a quiz, tombola and a variety of games including pop-up pirate, hook-a-shark and a coconut shy. Staff from Community Campus 87 came along for the afternoon to talk to staff about the services they provide.
Luke Dowson, HR Apprentice at Pickerings Lifts chose Community Campus 87 as the summer event charity. He said: “Community Campus 87 do so much for young people in the area, providing them with accommodation as well as work opportunities. I’m really pleased that our staff raised so much and it was great to go to their offices to meet the people who the money will go towards helping.”
Joanne French, Supported Housing Manager from Community Campus 87 said: “We were delighted to receive this donation from the team at Pickerings Lifts, and it will help us continue to provide housing, support and training to young people in the region who are experiencing or are at risk of homelessness.”
The 11 Pickerings Lifts regional offices also held summer charity events. Over £800 has been raised so far across the country for a variety of local charitable causes, with more money yet to come in.