The fundraiser kicked off with a football match between Pall-Ex and Fortec Distribution Network at King Power Stadium which raised £3,115

Pall-Ex has accelerated its fundraising efforts in support of those affected by the conflict in Eastern Europe with a range of events and challenges.

The logistics giant has so far raised £8,605.17 towards its #PLXUKRAINE appeal, which it launched earlier this year to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

Members of staff at Pall-Ex’s head office in Coalville have been fundraising by organising their own events and challenges to support the cause.

The appeal kicked off with a football match between Pall-Ex and Fortec Distribution Network held at the King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City Football Club.

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This proved to be a great way to get the ball rolling, with the event raising an incredible £3,115.

There have also been fantastic individual efforts with Simaran Uppal, HR Generalist, raising £555 from climbing mount Snowdon, and Ashley Diamond, Head of Network – South West, raising £180 for his participation in the CARTEN100 cycling challenge.

Pall-Ex Group has also united with its network members to ensure that the DEC can continue to provide the incredible support they offer to people in need.

Northumberland-based Moody Logistics and Storage also took on a cycling challenge by getting the whole team involved to cycle a combined total of 75 miles over two days on an assault bike stationed in their offices. This, combined with a tombola and quiz, resulted in an impressive £2,208 being raised.

The Charity Red Ball challenge at the annual Pall-Ex Group golf day added a further £1,070 to the pot.

Shears Brothers (Transport) in Bournemouth organised and hosted their own golf day and raffle, raising £1,002 in the process.

Pall-Ex recently held a BBQ Extravaganza at its head office where Kevin Buchanan, Pall-Ex Group CEO, and other members of the senior management team took to the stocks.

Employees took on the opportunity to donate for the once in a lifetime opportunity to throw wet sponges at their boss, raising £573.17 in the process and bringing the grand total up to £8,605.17.

Kevin Buchanan comments: “As an organisation, we want to support the vital work of the DEC in any way that we can, and we are delighted to see the efforts our staff and network members have made to support this worthwhile cause.

“Our charity football match and BBQ Extravaganza have been a great success and helped us to raise a significant amount of money and have fun together in the process.

“Our #PLXUKRAINE appeal shows that if we all work together, small actions can achieve incredible results.”

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