Brave staff from a north-east company have faced their fears to raise £9,000 for a leading UK cancer charity.
Throughout the month of October, staff at Aberdeenshire-based ITC Hydraulics completed a range of challenges to help raise funds and awareness for Breast Cancer Care.
From bungee jumps and skydives to 5k running and head shaves, each team member aimed to complete one task each to contribute to the fantastic total.
Leading the company’s fundraising efforts were directors Ian and Tracy Clark who got the campaign off to a flying start by taking part in a skydive. The dangerous duo completed the 10,000ft jump in Errol, Perth on the 12th October.
The fundraising campaign culminated in a Pink Fridays day on October 31. Pink Fridays is part of a Breast Cancer Care initiative throughout the month of October in which the charity is encouraging workforces to adopt the colour pink in support of its work and those affected by breast cancer.
At its St Katherines base, the ITC team invited clients, suppliers and family members to a day of fun and challenges. The day itself saw director Tracy Clark locked in a cage with just her mobile and was only released once she had raised over £750 alongside brave Laura Scott, who faced her fears by entering a glass box with a tarantula for 30 minutes.
The company’s workshop also got in on the fun, with two teams dressed in pink hi-vis vests dropped seven miles from the office and made to make their way back without the use of their mobile phone or money.
Tracy Clark, director of ITC Hydraulics, was delighted with how the day went and would like to thank the staff for their participation as well as all those who donated to the cause.
She said: “This last month has been so much fun and we’re delighted with the total we’ve raised; I’d like to thank all those who supported our fundraising effort in some shape or form.
“Friday was a great success and the team did so well getting into the spirit of things and facing their fears. Laura was the bravest out of us all, stepping into the box with the tarantula and I hope everyone who came along had a great night.
“To raise £9,000 is fantastic and it’s great to be able to support a charity that does so much phenomenal work both in Scotland and across the UK.”