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Norman Hay employees smash target to raise more than £3,750 for DKH Legacy Trust

Employees from specialist chemicals, sealants, surface coatings and engineering group, Norman Hay Plc, have raised more than £3,750 (including gift aid) ahead of participating in this year’s UK Challenge, smashing their original £2,000 target.

Norman Hay UK ChallengeTaking place over three days and nights on Dartmoor, the Norman Hay teams competed for the 2013 UK Challenge trophy against representatives from around 50 other UK companies in various mental and physical missions and challenges, raising money for the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust.

The Norman Hay team consisted of employees from the Group’s Norman Hay Engineering (NHE), Ultraseal and Surface Technology businesses. Captain Stuart Goodswen was joined by Craig Barker, Carl Thacker, Kevin Siviter, Rinat Malik and Adam Morton from NHE and Ultraseal based in Coventry, with Steven Hyslop and Gary Dow from Surface Technology in Irvine, plus Chris Clarke, Paul Rennison, Stuart Oldroyd and Gary Jukes from Surface Technology in Leeds.

A number of fund-raising initiatives took place to raise money for the UK Challenge. At the company’s Coventry HQ, weekly National Lottery bonus ball draws and dress down Fridays took place, while other events held included a car wash, sponsored walk across Cannock Chase and a sponsored run. The company also held a charity raffle open to all employees around the UK.

DKH Legacy Trust is dedicated to helping young people from disadvantaged backgrounds make the most of their talents and abilities. The charity uses sporting role models and the environment of sport to raise the aspirations of young people. In just three years, the trust has provided mentoring and support from World Class athletes to more than 15,000 children.

Vic Bellanti, Chief Executive of Norman Hay plc, commented: “We are thrilled to have beaten our original fundraising target by more than 50 per cent. It is testament to all the hard work the teams have put in to preparing for and competing in the UK Challenge, and the support the rest of the business has provided.

“The DKH Legacy Trust is a great cause and it is particularly pleasing that we are able to contribute to a charity that focuses on enhancing children’s futures, something we can all proudly stand behind.”

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