After a fantastic year of fundraising, employees at The P&A Group are celebrating after raising more than £22,000 for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith.  The employees, who are based at the companies sites in Mold and Saltney, quickly filled their calendars with a variety of fundraising activities after Hope House & Ty Gobaith was nominated as P&A’s charity of the year in January 2019.

Leading the fundraising charge for P&A was Andrew Baker, the company’s Finance Director, who completed the physical challenge of running 1,600 miles throughout the year. In addition to training runs, Andrew, a father of four, completed 12 competitive runs including six half marathons, two full marathons, a 10k, a 5 mile dash and a 20 mile running festival, spending nearly 105 hours pounding the pavements all in aid of local children. He also inspired a number of colleagues who didn’t think they had the stamina or levels of fitness required to complete half marathons and other running events.

Commenting on the fundraising, Andrew Baker, Finance Director at P&A said: “We’ve had a fantastic year raising money for this very worthwhile charity and I’m delighted that I was able to contribute over £2,500 to the total thanks to my 1,600 mile challenge.

“The support that Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith give to families from Shropshire, Cheshire, North and Mid Wales is vital which is why we’re thrilled to have smashed our fundraising target. We feel proud of the amount of money we have raised, it will go a long way to helping children, young people and their families.”

Throughout 2019, employees at P&A have joined together to fundraise for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith. From jumping out of a plane for tandem skydives to getting covered in foam completing an inflatable obstacle course to taking part in 10k runs and half marathons, everyone at P&A has put their best foot forward to raise as much money as they could.

Hope House Area Fundraiser, Nicola Sciarrillo said: “The team at P&A have truly immersed themselves in an array of fundraising activities this year. Their passion for raising funds for Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith is infectious and has rippled across all areas of the company over the last 12 months. It is an absolute pleasure to be the chosen charity partner for P&A, the fantastic amount of money they have raised this year will change the lives of children and families who live in our local communities.  Everyone at Hope House and Tŷ Gobaith would like to extend their thanks to the team at P&A and everyone who has supported their fundraising efforts this year.”

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