Of­fice goes wild for char­ity day

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

A DRAIN clean­ing com­pany un­leashed its wild side to raise hun­dreds of pounds for char­ity WWF, the World Wide Fund for Na­ture.

Metro Rod’s head of­fice staff, based at Tyther­ing­ton Busi­ness Park, donned a range of wacky out­fits for the char­ity’s Wear It Wild Day to help pre­vent the de­cline of wildlife and cre­ate a fu­ture in which both peo­ple and na­ture thrive.

Staff raised £700 on the day and cos­tumes in­cluded a fully in­flat­able Wild West cow­boy on a horse out­fit sported by man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Colin Davis as well as tigers, horses, lizards, a ze­bra and even Pikachu.

The best cos­tume prize went to bum­ble bee El­lis Martin from the sales ad­min­is­tra­tion depart­ment.

There was also a bal­loon race where hun­dreds of biodegrad­able bal­loons were re­leased into the air.

Mem­bers from head of­fice and the UK-wide fran­chise net­work pur­chased the bal­loons in a sim­i­lar way to a raf­fle, with the win­ning bal­loon the one that went the fur­thest.

Colin Davis, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said: “The whole day was fan­tas­tic and re­ally fun.

“I was very im­pressed with some of the cos­tumes and it was great to see the ef­fort that ev­ery­one made for char­ity.

“It just goes to prove that we can have fun at work and also de­liver a good ser­vice to our cus­tomers.

“I would also like to say a spe­cial thanks to Heather Craw­ford and Jes­sica Ber­ring­ton who did a sublime job in or­gan­is­ing the event.”

Metro Rod is a na­tional provider of drainage ser­vices, with more than 400 staff op­er­at­ing from 40 lo­ca­tions.

The com­pany has re­cently been awarded the 14001: ISO En­vi­ron­men­tal Cer­tifi­cate.

Colin said: “We work closely with the en­vi­ron­ment to en­sure we in­cor­po­rate en­vi­ron­men­tal con­sid­er­a­tions into ev­ery­thing we do.”

Su­san Wil­son

● Fam­i­lies help­ing to stamp out Hi­malayan bal­sam at River­side● Park in Tyther­ing­ton

●● Staff at Metro Rod dressed up as an­i­mals to raise funds for the World Wide Fund for Na­ture

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