A red hot fundraising performance from staff at Plusnet

Big-hearted staff at one of the country's leading broadband providers has raised an astonishing £19,000 for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

Plusnet, the award-winning UK home and broadband provider, last year announced that the Jane Tomlinson Appeal would be its official Charity of the Year.  Since then staff across the business have stepped up to tackle an array of fundraising challenges.  

The impressive list includes the Yorkshire Marathon, Leeds 10K, payday lottery draws, sploshing the boss, cake sales, a team trek, an epic bike ride and even a fire walk.

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Daisy Robinson, Billing Operations Analyst at Plusnet who took part in the fire walk, said: "I wanted to do something for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal that pushed my boundaries so when the opportunity to walk across fire came I jumped at the chance.

"Whilst the thought of walking across 500 degree heat scared me, I know that the battle that cancer patients endure on a daily basis is much worse and the admiration I have for them got me through this."

She displayed exceptional courage/determination/bravery in the face of diversity"

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Mark Ellwood, Senior Billing Administrator, said: "Jane Tomlinson displayed exceptional courage and determination in the face of adversity. Taking inspiration from her fund raising work, I planned a walk of 36 miles from our offices in Leeds to our offices in Sheffield. The support I received from the staff at JTA, both in the advice at staging such an event and their help in planning the route we would walk, was fantastic.

The walk turned out to be tough and challenging, but ultimately a tremendous success, It was my genuine pleasure to work with JTA to organise this event. I proudly still wear my JTA shirt which was awarded to all who took part."

 

Last summer a team of novice cyclist's took on the challenge of riding a gruelling 500 miles from Sheffield to Paris in just 5 days.

Andy Moores, one of the cyclists, said:" The ride was the hardest challenge I have ever done. The torrential rain was especially bad but knowing that everyone was behind us and that the money we were raising was going to such a great cause kept us going. It was an honour being able to raise money for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal."

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Siobhan Curtis, Legacy Manager at the Jane Tomlinson Appeal said: "We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received from the team at Plusnet. To raise such a huge sum is a testament to the team's hard work and incredible fundraising challenges.  We can't thank them enough for their continued support."

Thanks to the money raised by Plusnet, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal can continue to support children's and cancer charities across the region.