Ornamental moat is all the rage at firm
Teenagers at a Peterlee training centre splashed out on a new project.
And the trainees at the town’s industrial training workshop were not afraid to get their feet wet .
That’s because they were battling it out in a sponsored run in the moat which runs around the workshop’s Neville Road headquarters.
The whacky races were only part of a massive fundraising drive by the teenage trainees, who have already netted £250 for charity by holding sponsored football matched and cash collections in Peterlee’s shopping centre.
Workshop manager Eric Whitfield said the moat run was arranged as a change from the usual crop of sponsored sports events.
“It’s something the trainees have organised themselves, as a bit of fun which is helping two very good causes at the same time,” he said.
“All the money we raise is going to support the Thorpe Hospital geriatric unit near Easington and also towards MENCAP.”
Back on dry land inside the workshops, the teenagers also helped at a Christmas fair, with Santa Claus in attendance to delight the youngsters.
Waiting patiently to grab a bargain.