BSS Industrial runs, cycles and bungee jumps to raise over £150k for Rainbow Trust

Pictured above: BSS Industrial Managing Director, Frank Elkins (centre) joins representatives from Rainbow Trust to celebrate its renewed partnership 

Employees from Leicester based heating and pipeline supplier BSS Industrial have successfully completed a whopping 350 fundraising activities for Rainbow Trust over the last year.

Staff have cycled, walked and run a combined 756 miles and completed hundreds of other daring feats to raise a grand total of £158,481.19 for the charity which supports families with children facing a life threatening illness. 

BSS Industrial held an employee vote to continue to support Rainbow Trust in 2010, making it the fourth year running that they have teamed up to help provide respite care for families in need. BSS Industrial has taken on any challenge (from walking on hot coals, to recycling and cycling from London to Paris) the spirit of which they plan to continue in 2010.

Frank Elkins, Managing Director of BSS Industrial, said: “Our employees have achieved some fantastic results for Rainbow Trust these past three years and we are thrilled to be able to continue our support of a charity which makes a big difference to the lives of families going through the worst experience imaginable. With such a worthy cause, I’m sure our staff here in Leicester and at our branches nationwide will continue to go the extra mile to raise further funds.”

Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity provides practical and emotional support to families with children who have a life threatening or terminal illness. Louise Bingham, Corporate Partnership Executive at Rainbow Trust said: “We are delighted to receive the support of BSS Industrial for the fourth year and we are thrilled it was at the choice of the staff. Rainbow couldn’t have imagined how fantastic responses would be from BSS branches up and down the country. I would like to extend my thanks to BSS and here’s to another amazing 12 months of fundraising antics!”


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