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Norman Hay employees take up the UK challenge

Employees from Coventry-based specialist chemicals, sealants, surface coatings and engineering group, Norman Hay Plc, have teamed up to participate in this year’s UK Challenge which will take place from 20-23 June on Dartmoor.

UK ChallengeOver three days and nights, the Norman Hay teams will compete for the 2013 UK Challenge trophy against representatives from around 80 other UK companies in various mental and physical missions and challenges, raising money for the Dame Kelly Holmes Legacy Trust as part of their experience.

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 over 15,000 children.

The Norman Hay Coventry team consists of seven employees from the Group’s NHE and Ultraseal businesses; captain Stuart Goodswen, Craig Barker, Carl Thacker, Kevin Siviter, Rinat Malik, Adam Morton and Mike Priddle. A second Norman Hay team, comprising employees from the Group’s Surface Technology Leeds and Irvine operations, is also taking part.

As part of the UK Challenge, employees from Norman Hay and its Group companies are participating to raise funds for the DKH Legacy Trust.

At the company’s Coventry HQ, weekly National Lottery bonus ball draws and dress down Fridays are taking place, while other events being held include a car wash, sponsored walk across Cannock Chase and a sponsored run. The company is also holding a charity raffle open to all its employees around the UK with the top prize of £200 online shopping vouchers.

Since April, more than £2,780 has already been raised, putting the Norman Hay Plc team well on the way to its £3,000 target.

Vic Bellanti, Chief Executive of Norman Hay, commented: “The DKH Legacy Trust is a great cause and the UK Challenge is an event we are really looking forward to competing in. The excitement surrounding the challenge has united teams from across our Group companies and locations and it is particularly pleasing that we are able to contribute to a charity that focuses on enhancing children’s futures as part of our involvement, something we can all proudly stand behind.”

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