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PTS raises thousands for NSPCC and children 1st

07 May 2009

PTS Charity Activities

After 12 months of fantastic fundraising activities, domestic heating, plumbing and sanitaryware supplier PTS will have raised over £30,000 for two charities working to protect children and young people from cruelty in the UK - the NSPCC and CHILDREN 1ST in Scotland.

PTS partnered with the NSPCC and CHILDREN 1ST in April 2008 and since then has raised its impressive total through numerous activities such as regional golf days and hikes to the summit of Mount Snowdon.

The hard work doesn't stop there though, as PTS pledges its continued commitment to the worthy charity - including its biggest challenge yet as PTS MD Alan Ball recently faced the Flora London Marathon 2009. He said: "Every member of staff, from those at our 300 plus branches and at head office in Leicestershire, has made a massive contribution to a worthy cause which makes such a difference to children in the UK. We've enjoyed all of the activities we've taken part in and this is certainly just the start of PTS' successful partnership with the NSPCC and CHILDREN 1st."

NSPCC account manager Rebecca Walters said: "Every day, thousands of people phone ChildLine or the NSPCC Helpline with their concerns but cannot get through to a counsellor, due to lack of funds. All the funds raised by PTS will make a real difference to the work of the NSPCC so a big thank you to every staff member who has given up their time and helped to raise funds over the past year."

Lou Lanos corporate account manager at CHILDREN 1ST said: "We are thrilled at the success of this partnership and are very grateful to PTS for their support. These are difficult times for everyone, particularly for the children and young people we work with who are often already at the sharp end of poverty. Thanks to the support of companies such as PTS we are able to reach more vulnerable children who desperately need our help."