Bedhampton firm raises cash for outdoor play area at QA Hospital

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STAFF climbed mountains and took part in a tough race to raise money for Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Employees from Eaton Ltd completed the Tough Mudder and Three Peaks Challenge for Portsmouth Hospitals Charity.

Last year, the Bedhampton-based company chose to support QA Hospital with the aim of raising as much money as possible.

Their cash will go towards the renovation of the paediatrics outdoor play area.

Helen Rice, an account lead at Eaton said: ‘The fact that our fundraising can support a specific project adds extra appeal.

‘We are looking forward to watching the drawings we have seen become reality.

‘Since nominating the department, we have held a range of events and employees have subjected themselves to several challenges all in the name of charity.’

The first major challenge was the Tough Mudder obstacle race last September. A team of 11 employees completed the event, raising more than £1,200 in the process.

Last month, staff completed the Three Peaks Challenge, climbing Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon raising more than £1,500.

Helen added: ‘We have also had a bake sale, a bake off competition, a ‘guess the weight of the cake’ competition as well as a Christmas raffle and smaller raffles for a teddy bear, an Easter hamper and festival tickets.

‘To date we have raised over £4,000 in addition to being awarded a grant by Eaton corporate for £7,000. We’re excited about the other events we have in the pipeline and hope to raise lots more.’