The event helps raise money for PCA’s company charity, RedR UK, which trains humanitarian workers around the world, giving them the skills to prepare for, and respond to, major disasters like earthquakes, floods, conflict and drought. Final fundraising amount TBC!
PCA staff wore red shirts, ties and socks to support Wear Red for RedR UK day on February 28th. The event helps raise money for PCA’s company charity, RedR UK, which trains humanitarian workers around the world, giving them the skills to prepare for, and respond to, major disasters like earthquakes, floods, conflict and drought.
The staff raised £150 through a raffle, bake sale and an enthusiastic game with the aim of building a pyramid of six cups using only an elastic band and string – no touching the cups with hands!
Meanwhile, PCA’s Andrew Horton and Paul Carpenter attended RedR UK’s annual reception attended by the charity’s President HRH The Princess Royal. The event was a chance to thank those present and update them on RedR UK’s work over the past year.
Guests enjoyed speeches from HRH The Princess Royal and RedR UK CEO Martin McCann. In her speech, Her Royal Highness emphasised the need for training for humanitarian workers to ensure that they have the necessary skills and knowledge to respond effectively to disasters. The Princess also highlighted the scope of RedR UK’s work and commented on the broad reach and impact of the training programme.
Annual reception photo credit: Photo by Chris Andreou for RedR UK www.redr.org.uk
PCA Consulting Engineers’ PA Linda Capon soared to new heights when she took to the skies over Bodmin Airfield on the wing of a Boeing Stearman Biplane.
Linda had always wanted to do a wing walk but it wasn’t until her 65th birthday that she got the opportunity to do it.
To make sure she couldn’t change her mind at the last minute, she decided to raise money for two Cornish charities.Linda was originally hoping to raise £65 each for both iSightCornwall and
Cornwall Hospice Care to mark her 65 years. However, she more than doubled her target, raising almost £300 in total.
Linda said: “Although wing walking is something I’ve always thought looked fantastic, when presented with the opportunity to do it, I have to admit to feeling terrified at the prospect of standing on top of a small aircraft travelling through the air at 130mph!
“I can honestly say I loved every minute. The whole experience was amazing; everyone at the airfield was so friendly which really put me at ease.”
On Friday staff donned their best red outfits and took park in the annual Wear Red for RedR Day. Freshly baked cakes and raffle tickets were available by donation. The highlight was a lunchtime construction challenge. Using only spaghetti and marshmallows teams competed to build the tallest tower with Ross & Dafydd clear winners!
Over £100 was raised for RedR – take a look at their website to see the fantastic work they do to give NGOs, aid workers and communities the skills to prepare for, respond to and recover from major disasters like earthquakes, floods, conflict and drought. www.redr.org.uk
On Friday, PCA took part in Wear It Pink for Breast Cancer Now.
Our team of CAD technicians went further than the standard tie or pair of socks and donned electric pink outfits to raise funds enabling life-saving research to happen.
We ate cakes and bought raffle tickets throughout the day, raising £110 in total! Well done to everyone who took part and congratulations to Dafydd who won the star prize – a voucher for Herring Shoes.
To find out more about Breast Cancer Now or to donate to this very worthy cause please visit: http://breastcancernow.org/
Once again, the directors of PCA attended the RedR Annual Patrons and Supporters Drinks Reception, also attended by the RedR President, HRH The Princess Royal.
PCA continue to support this worthwhile charity with various events throughout the year together with the usual annual donation.
RedR work tirelessly around the globe providing training and support to disaster affected countries. To read more about the work they do, and the impact they have, visit www.redr.org.uk
In February, the PCA directors were invited to attend this year’s RedR Annual Patrons and Supporters Drinks Reception. The event, held at the Institution of Engineering and Technology in London, was also attended by the RedR President, HRH The Princess Royal.
PCA are proud to support RedR and along with an annual donation have a variety of fundraising events throughout the year.
For more information on the work that RedR undertake visit www.redr.org.uk