Keith Jones presents the cheque to Louise Marsh from Action for Children.

Plumb Center and Parts Center raise £105 000 for children’s charity

Published:  20 February, 2012

UK: Despite more and more people feeling the pinch this past year, it is reassuring to see that support has been outstanding for the fundraising efforts of Plumb Center and Parts Center. With the help of the generous customers throughout the UK £105,000 was raised for Action for Children.

The main events of the year were a challenging five-day Andalucian bike ride of almost 400km from Granada to Seville for 28 Plumb & Parts Center employees and suppliers, and a trek in Croatia which saw 30 staff and suppliers trekking over four days through the Istrian peninsula.

To help raise the funds for these events numerous fundraising activities were arranged and these ranged from traditional raffles and golf days to glamorous balls and Christmas parties – all activities were met with an enormous level of support and in turn helped to make the cycle challenge and trek such a success financially.

Action for Children is one of the UK’s leading children’s charities and dedicates its efforts to supporting children and young people affected by poverty, disability, abuse or neglect. Providing services in the heart of local communities, Action for Children runs 479 projects around the UK and helps around 200,000 children, young people and their families across the UK each year.

Keith Jones, Plumb Center’s managing director, said: “Fundraising continues to be incredibly important to us all here at Plumb Center, Parts Center and throughout Wolseley UK. We are conscious that we use the scale and breadth of the company to help others wherever possible and have great admiration for the work of Action for Children. We are extremely grateful to all those who took part.”

Louise Marsh, Action for Children’s Corporate Fundraiser added, “Plumb Center’s fundraising over the past year has been elevated to new levels and we’re immensely grateful for the dedicated support of staff and customers which spans more than 10 years and has raised over £600k. At these times, when everyone is feeling the pinch, this unprecedented support really goes a long way to helping Action for Children to give some of the most vulnerable children and young people in the country the chance of a more positive future.”

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