Cash boost helps to buy new equipment

Sports development manager Adam Parry, sports development officer Kat Easson and Capita Staff Forum representative Dawn Frankland.

Sports development manager Adam Parry, sports development officer Kat Easson and Capita Staff Forum representative Dawn Frankland.

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Thousands of pounds has been raised for charity after staff proved they were good sports.

Employees at Capita raised £3,376.19 for the Percy Hedley Sports Academy after selecting it as their charity of the year for 2014.

Our thanks go to all of those involved in the fundraising and we would love the opportunity to work again with Capita in the future.

Adam Parry, Percy Hedley Academy’s sports development manager

And the money will go towards a powerchair for the academy’s powerchair footballers.

The money was raised through events including a ten-pin bowling night, Coast to Coast cycle ride, a summer party, a sponsored run and Dress Down Friday.

Capita’s business director Richard Carmichael said: “Our employees made a considerable effort to organise a host of fundraising initiatives.

“We’re all delighted that Percy Hedley Sports Academy will be able to put the money to good use.”

Percy Hedley Academy’s sports development manager, Adam Parry, said: “We are thrilled Capita employees chose us as their charity of the year.”

“The funds that staff raised will enable us to purchase a new powerchair to enable more disabled people the opportunity to take part in sport.

“Our thanks go to all of those involved in the fundraising and we would love the opportunity to work again with Capita in the future.”

Members of staff have chosen North Tyneside General Hospital’s dementia project as their chosen charity for 2015.