Corporate uniform provider Dimensions has revealed that in 2018, it raised £27,800 for charitable causes.

Staff at the company, which has offices in Castle Donington, Castle Eden and Long Eaton, carried out a number of fundraisers over the 12 months, including cake sales and quizzes. The biggest event of the year was the Lyke Wake Walk, a 40-mile trek across Yorkshire moorland, which 36 employees completed in just 24 hours in June.

The overall fund was split between international, national and local charitable causes, including Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support, alongside the Glory Bandhu Protim Samaj Kallayan Sangstha School, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The school has a special meaning for a lot of staff, reports the company, as Bangladesh is a major producer of Dimensions’ uniforms and many employees have visited the school in the past.

Dimensions earmarked £5,300 of the total for local causes, with staff voting for the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, to receive money.

Dimensions has announced its new charities for 2019: Doorways Derby a homeless charity, has been confirmed as the regional charity; the national charity is mental health resource Mind; and Save the Children will also be receiving donations as the chosen international charity.

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