Charitable employees at Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies held a Charity Trade Week and raised £20,000 for Candlelighters.

Candlelighters is a children’s cancer charity that supports children with cancer and their families throughout Yorkshire.

The fundraising week saw colleagues in each of Duftons’ seven branches participate in head shaves, pie face challenges, car washes, and holding a grand raffle.

Duftons also donated a percentage of sales of some items to the charity, and agreed they would match whatever their stores managed to raise.

Nigel Fowler, Managing Director of Duftons, said: “We are delighted to have raised such an incredible amount for Candlelighters and I can only thank our staff, suppliers and most of all our customers for embracing the event and taking generosity to the next level.

“We are very proud of our achievement and know what a difference it will make in helping support families in what must be an extremely difficult time in their lives”

Amy Harrison, Corporate Fundraiser for Candlelighters added: “We are absolutely overwhelmed by the amount raised by Duftons Plumbing and Heating Supplies, and would like to sincerely thank them, all of their staff and customers for an incredible week of fundraising.

It was my pleasure to visit all of the stores during the week, and it was inspiring to see the enthusiasm and creativity of the fundraising at each one!

“Fundraising like this enables us to support families affected by children’s cancer across Yorkshire.”