Gruelling walk raises more than £11,600 for the Salters’ Institute and local Woking & Sam Beare Hospices
TT Electronics’ CEO Richard Tyson and a head office team have taken on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, raising over £5,800 for charity. The gruelling walk stretched over 24.5 miles and a combined 5,200ft (1,585m) of ascent which the team completed in less than 12 hours. TT Electronics is matching all donations made, supporting both the Salters’ Institute and Woking and Sam Beare Hospices taking the total raised to over £11,600.
The Salters’ Institute is a 100-year institution whose aim is to excite and encourage young people to take up a long term interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The money raised, which was donated under the banner of the Salter’s Charitable Foundation, will fund two new Festivals of Chemistry and go a long way to supporting the charity’s ambition of doubling the number of young people who could attend such festivals to over 15,000 children in the UK.
The Salters’ Institute chairman, Professor Sir John Holman, commented: “I am delighted that TT Electronics is supporting the Festivals and helping to give more young people the opportunity to take part.”
TT Electronics is also passionate about supporting the most vulnerable in the communities in which we operate and the head office team in Woking has selected Woking & Sam Beare Hospices to support this year. Now in its 21st year, the charity opened a new 20 en-suite bedroomed hospice in Woking’s Goldsworth Park Hospice in May this year, providing free end-of-life care and support to 1,400 people across North West Surrey, and their families. The charity needs to raise more than £8million each year to fund its work, which includes the 75 per cent of its care given in the community in people’s own homes through two community nursing teams, with one based at the new hospice and one in Weybridge.
Richard Tyson, CEO, commented: “The team did a fantastic job battling through tough weather and slippery conditions to take on this challenge for two worthy causes. Supporting the local communities in which we operate and encouraging young people to pursue STEM subjects and enter our industry are areas I am very passionate about and pleased to champion.
Thank you to everyone for the generous donations – raising more than £11,600 for some fantastic causes pulled us all through and made the pain worthwhile.”
There’s still the opportunity to donate, as the TT Electronics JustGiving donation page will be active for a further two months.
(The details of donors are safe with JustGiving – they will not sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you have made your donation, JustGiving will send your money directly to the charity.)
To find out more about Woking & Sam Beare Hospices’ work, and how you can support the charity, please visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk.