St Albans company raises money for hospice with ‘cement mixer challenge’

PUBLISHED: 08:00 14 April 2017

The cement mixer challenge at Travis Perkins in St Albans.

The cement mixer challenge at Travis Perkins in St Albans.

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A building supply company has raised hundreds of pounds for Keech Hospice at its branches in St Albans and Bricket Wood.

The cement mixer challenge at Travis Perkins in St Albans.The cement mixer challenge at Travis Perkins in St Albans.

Travis Perkins, which is on Campfield Road in St Albans and Station Road in Bricket Wood, has raised about £300 by inviting would-be rugby players to take part in a ‘cement-mixer challenge’.

Participants threw rugby balls into a moving cement mixer, with Travis Perkins donating to the hospice for every ball successfully landed.

Keech Hospice, which is based in Luton, provides specialist care for children and adults with life-limiting or terminal conditions.

Steve Rowe, branch manager of Travis Perkins St Albans, said: “Travis Perkins is a long time supporter of rugby having sponsored the Northampton Saints since 2001, so we thought organising a fundraiser that incorporates our rugby ties while raising money for such a good cause was a great idea.

“I’m really proud of how much we managed to raise for Keech across both branches. They do such important work in the local community and being able to support that is a great feeling.”

Both the St Albans and Bricket Wood branches will be holding another fundraiser in aid of the hospice on Wednesday, May 3.

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