Micro-P racks up the charity karma
Directors and employees at DCC-owned distie Micro-P have been taking a break from the cut-throat world of distribution to raise money for children's charities.
Besides completing the Three Peaks Challenge and participating in a 50 mile Pennine hike, the firm's directors swapped Blackberries for trowels for a sponsored dig in aid of the firm's nominated local charity, Naomi House Children's Hospice.
All 10 Micro-P directors spent a day getting the hospice's gardens ready for summer, raising £10,000 altogether, along with a selection of donated hardware and £2,500 from the Three Peaks event.
"In addition to raising £10,000 to help pay for crucial care services at the hospice the company has also helped in very practical ways including volunteering days and donations of gifts in kind," said Naomi House corporate fundraising manager Deborah Speirs.
"Support like this is very important to us and makes a real difference to the life-limited children and young people, and their families who stay with us."
The Pennine 'Megahike', meanwhile, raked in over £3,800 for MedEquip4Kids, a charity that supports children's hospitals in the north of England.
This was first published in July 2011