Pink Link staff raise charity cash
Jul 27 2010 by Henryk Zientek, Huddersfield Daily Examiner
STAFF at a haulage firm have raised more than £2,000 for charity.
Employees at Netherton-based company The Pink Link Ltd were joined by family and friends when they took part in the 5k Race for Life.
The runners (pictured, right) were hoping to raise about £1,000 for Cancer Research UK – but in the event doubled that.
The Pink Link is no stranger to charitable causes – having completed numerous runs and hosted various fundraising events for both regional and national charities.
In total the company has raised almost £83,000 in 10 years.
Sales and commercial director Vicki Davenport said: “We started supporting Cancer Research UK in 2001 as we wanted to do something to help all the women out there affected by cancer.
“We are delighted to have reached then doubled our target amount and want to thank everyone who supported us.
“We have now completed five Race for Life events, raising more than £5,000 – and I’m sure we’ll be involved in many more.”
About 5,000 females took part in the 2010 Race for Life, which has raised an estimated £250,000 for Cancer Research.
The run started and finished at Leeds Road playing fields in Huddersfield and the course took in the Galpharm Stadium and St Andrew’s Road.
The Pink Link Ltd was formed in 1981 and its strikingly colourful fleet of vehicles has become a familiar sight around Yorkshire.