Tarmac's touching donation to Mencap
Tarmac’s Touch Rugby Team came a magnificent second in an O2 organised event at Twickenham, raising over £2,000 for Sheffield Mencap in the process.
O2 invited business partners to enter a team and also set a challenge for the team to raise the most money for their chosen charity.
Dan Coen, Tarmac’s central region commercial director, said: “Although we didn’t win we did get to the final and to come second was a brilliant achievement, especially against the likes of Essex Police. However, we did raise the most for our chosen charity (£2,284.94), Sheffield Mencap, and won a training session with the England Rugby Union Squad in August which we’re all really excited about.”
Lucy McKane. head of fundraising for Sheffield Mencap, said: "We were thrilled that Tarmac decided to support Sheffield Mencap by participating in the O2 Rugby Tournament - and even more delighted when we heard they had won the prize for raising the most money!
“The money they have raised is going towards two projects which rely on charitable donation to survive: the Norfolk lodge Lions are our very own football team, who will now be able to participate in their second season in the Ability Counts League, thanks to this donation and Fitness Fanatics, an exercise and healthy living class for adults with learning disabilities and provides much needed support and guidance for our members who often have issues with weight and fitness levels.
“We were delighted to welcome Dan Coen to Norfolk Lodge to meet some of the members who will benefit from this wonderful donation. “Thank you so much to Dan and all his colleagues at Tarmac for their amazing support!"
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16 August 2012