Office goes wild for charity day
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.”
● 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