CCF beats the moon and raises £17 000 for charity
Published: 23 September, 2011
CUMBRIA: Employees from CCF, one of the UK's chief distributors of interior building products to the construction industry, took on the Beat the Moon Challenge this month, raising £17 000 for the Happy Days Charity, dedicated to providing holidays, residential trips, days out and theatre trips for disadvantaged young people.
The challenge saw the team tackle a 10-mile cycle through the Lake District, a 10-mile hike across Scafell Pike, canoeing a mile across Wast Water, a two-mile run and finally a further 10-mile cycle to cross the finish line.
Twenty-one colleagues from CCF along with a guest from British Gypsum took part in the challenge. With the support of staff and customers spurring them on, the intrepid participants completed the challenge in under 10 hours.
So far this year, CCF employees have successfully raised over £20 000 for the charity, which means the team is well on its way to smashing the £40 000 annual target.
The epic Beat the Moon challenge was part of a number of fundraising activities organised by CCF. Other activities included golf days, a 50-mile cycle, auctions and sponsored walks.
Kieran Griffin, CCF’s managing director, commented: “We are extremely proud to have raised such an amazing sum of money for Happy Days Charity. I’m very proud of the team who gave up their weekend to join me on this crazy but very enjoyable and rewarding challenge.
“We really appreciate all the support provided by our suppliers, colleagues, customers, family and friends; it has helped us continue raising money for our chosen charity to be able to continue its vital work.”