Record-breaking TNT Croydon goes pink for charity
4:26pm Thursday 4th November 2010 in Your Say
Back row Nicola Macnab Jacqui Brown, Hanna Frain and (front row) Stephanie Derwin, Nicola Sime and Hester Walters strike an arresting pose for Wear it Pink Day.
TNT employees in Croydon are today feeling pink and proud after a fundraising bid to help combat breast cancer heads towards a record-breaking donation of more than £18,000.
Big-hearted staff at the Jessop’s Way, Beddington Lane depot of the UK’s leading business-to-business express delivery company threw off their vibrant corporate orange for a more garish pink for the Breast Cancer Campaign’s Wear it Pink Day.
TNT Croydon has supported the Breast Cancer Campaign since 2006, and this year’s fund raising efforts, by the depot and colleagues across the country, have already topped last year’s previous best of £17,470 - despite the harsh economic climate.
In just five Wear it Pink days TNT has donated a remarkable sum in excess of £75,000 – testimony to the company’s strong approach on corporate responsibility.
Greg Birt, General Manager at TNT Croydon said: “Yet again our people have shown what kind, caring employees they are. Each year they really go the extra mile to help raise money for a fantastic cause and have a lot of fun in doing so!
“Everyone can be touched in some way by this dreadful disease whether it be a mother, sister, daughter, wife, girlfriend, other family member, friend or work colleague – even men – so it is heartening to see so many of our staff taking part in the fundraising drive.
“Whether they have given of their time or made a donation – no matter how small – they are to be applauded for their efforts.”
One of the most arresting sights was a posse of pretty in pink police officers who patrolled around TNT Express Services UK ready to feel the collar of any employee who did not enter into the spirit of the pink fundraising. The ‘officers’ took no prisoners but were happy to clap any dissenters in handcuffs if they were not wearing something pink in keeping with the nationwide theme.
Led by “WPC” Hester Walters, the bevy of beauties from TNT’s Special Services division, who support the Croydon depot, helped boost the fundraising effort.
Hester, Special Services Development Manager, who lost her mother to breast cancer four years ago, said “TNT people really are great sports. It was a really fun day in which everyone took part. Every little bit counts and the money we raised will go towards a really worthy cause.”
Based on information supplied by Mike Didymus.