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Plumb Center & Parts Center raise £100,000 for children’s charity

02 September 2010

In spite of the current economic climate, Plumb Center & Parts Center have managed to raise an outstanding £100,000 for the charity Action for Children.

Despite many people feeling the pinch this past year, it is reassuring to see that support was still rife for the fundraising efforts of Plumb Center and Parts Center and with the help of the generous customers in the South West & Wales an outstanding £100,000 was raised for Action for Children.

The main event of the year was a challenging trek through Provence, where for five days 24 Plumb & Parts Center employees trekked over 18km a day, through torrential rain and hail in the foothills of the Alps. To help raise the funds for this trek numerous fundraising activities were arranged and these ranged from traditional raffles and golf days to glamorous balls and Christmas parties – all activities were met with an enormous level of support and in turn helped to make the trek such a success.

Action for Children is one of the UKs' leading childrens' charities and dedicates its efforts to supporting children and young people affected by poverty, disability, abuse or neglect. Action for Children has nearly 420 projects around the UK and helps about 156,000 children, young people and their families across the UK.

Plumb Centers' Regional Trading Director, Alan Robinson;

"We were overwhelmed by the encouragement and support from the local community, particularly in this tough economic climate. Action for Children really is an incredibly deserving charity and we were thrilled to be able to present them with the cheque for £100,000. The pressure will certainly be on next year to surpass this years effort. Plumb and Parts Center will be continuing its support for Action for Children next year with plans already in place for a trek through Istria in Croatia and a challenging Andalucian bike ride from Granada to Seville."

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