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Neopost delivers more than £5,000 for hospice in abseil adventure
A daring team of 26 Neopost employees took time out from their busy schedules to abseil down its 70ft head office in Romford to support Saint Francis Hospice.
The company, which has nominated the hospice as its charity of the year, has so far raised £5,086 from the event on Tuesday (November 3rd) to help people affected by life limiting illness.
"I'm really glad I did it," said Coleen Crane, Sales Support Team Leader from Hornchurch. "I don't like heights but I do like to challenge myself."
Telesales worker Daniel Edwards enjoyed his first ever abseil and is all set to do it again. "It was just so exhilarating," said Daniel. "I was a bit scared going over the top of the building but after I did it I really enjoyed it."
Lorraine Towler, Business Development Manager (pictured descending the building) said, "It was a great experience. I had a bit of a wobble when I watched someone going down the building but I was fine and I'd love to do it again."
For Kelsey Cain, who works in telesales, there were tears and trepidation but she overcame her fears and completed the adrenalin fuelled experience with a smile. "I was terrified I was going to fall but after I did it I felt so proud of myself," said Kelsey. "I'd been given this great opportunity by Neopost to do an abseil and raise money for a good cause and I knew I had to do it."
This is the just the latest in a series of initiatives the company, which is the leading supplier of mailroom solutions, has undertaken and to date employees have raised almost £20,000 for the hospice.
Lauren Josman, Corporate Partnership Manager at the hospice, said, "It was fantastic to see so many workers eager to put their fear and nerves aside and take up the exciting challenge to support Saint Francis Hospice.
"As the charity receives less than a third of its funding from the government, it relies on the generosity of people and businesses like Neopost so it can continue providing an excellent standard of care to people affected by life limiting illnesses."
The Neopost team with hospice mascot Frankie
Coleen Crane after the abseil