Staff go above and beyond to raise funds

Four employees at EnviroVent helped the company reach its fundraising target by completing a skydive: (l to ) Sam Mallows, Larry Soper, Matthew Insley and (front) Jane McLean.
Four employees at EnviroVent helped the company reach its fundraising target by completing a skydive: (l to ) Sam Mallows, Larry Soper, Matthew Insley and (front) Jane McLean.
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A team of volunteers set their sights high when they helped their employer reach its fundraising target in the ‘You’re Inspired’ Charity Challenge.

The colleagues, from Harrogate-based ventilation company EnviroVent, went above and beyond by taking part in a skydive to power their team to its £7,000 total.

The Apprentice-style ‘You’re Inspired’ challenge involved 10 local businesses, including Rudding Park, Stockeld Park, Network North and The Alexandra Pub, which were each given a £100 loan. Thye had 31 days to turn it into as much money as possible for Saint Michael’s Hospice.

Fundraising activities included a raffle, a beer festival and even selling bacon butties to colleagues at head office.

Members of the EnviroVent team must now face ‘the board’ at an awards ceremony later this month, when a winner will be announced.

Managing director Andy Makin said: “This was a real team effort. We’ve had some great donations from local Harrogate businesses to our raffle, the individuals who jumped out of a plane for charity made a fantastic effort and everyone involved deserves a round of applause.”

EnviroVent is no newcomer when it comes to raising money for Saint Michael’s Hospice, in 2013 the company was named Best Charitable Company at the Stray FM Local Hero Awards by pulling together and going the extra mile to raise £25,000.