Wales & West Utilities colleagues are celebrating after charitable fundraising efforts in 2017 saw over £60,000 being donated to worthwhile charities.

The money raised involved 66 colleagues participating in events including skydives, bag packing in supermarkets and a 30-hour rugby match. Over £44,000 was raised through their own fundraising efforts, with a further £17,000 provided by the company’s match-funding scheme.

Charities to benefit from the fundraising include Care & Repair Cymru, 1223 Caerphilly Squadron Air Cadets, Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital, Flintshire Vintage and Classical Tractor Society and local sports clubs amongst others.

Wales & West Utilities People & Engagement Director, Sarah Hopkins, said:

“Our colleagues are doing a fantastic job in raising money for causes very close to their hearts and we are delighted to support their efforts through our match-funding scheme.

“Our match-funding contribution seeks to make the money raised go further and we hope that 2018 will be an even bigger and better year!”

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