Plumbers merchant chain PTS has chosen Cancer Research UK as its official charity for 2011.
The company, which has over 300 branches across the UK, is planning a range of events and activities involving employees and customers to raise money for the charity.
In previous years employees have walked along Hadrian’s Wall, trekked across the Derbyshire Dales and completed 5 a side football challenges, as well as climbing Mount Snowdon and cycling through the Lake District for its partner charities, which have included The Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Other charities the company has supported include the NSPCC and AGE Concern.
Nicola Clegg, head of marketing at PTS, said: “Most people know a relative or a friend who has been diagnosed with cancer, so we are delighted to have chosen Cancer Research UK as our official charity for 2011. All of our branches will be undertaking their own fundraising initiatives and we are confident we can beat our fundraising targets.”