Employees at builders merchant group Travis Perkins have raised over £150,000 for learning disability charity Mencap over the last year.
The company has a two-year partnership with the charity and the money raised from a variety of fundraising events will go towards Mencap’s work providing vital support for people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
Geoff Cooper, Chief Executive, Travis Perkins Group, said: “I’m delighted that we have raised so much money for such a good cause. Everyone in our Group businesses and Head Office has been committed to raising money for Mencap. As a result of their dedication we have exceeded our expectations in this difficult economic climate.”
In July, more than 70 Travis Perkins employees will take part in the gruelling ‘Beat the Moon’ challenge in the Lake District on July 24. Participants will cycle 9 miles; trek nine miles to the summit of Scarfell Pike, England’s highest mountain; canoe 1 mile across Wast Water, run 1 mile, then cycle a further 11 miles to the finish.
Ciara Evans, spokesperson for Mencap said: “I think it’s brilliant that a big company like Travis Perkins has managed to raise so much money for Mencap. Money raised will help Mencap support thousands of people like me who have a learning disability. The fundraising events they have organised are great and I look forward to seeing what they do next.”