The Prefabricated Access Suppliers’ and Manufacturers’ Association (PASMA) has raised more than œ5,000 for Children in Need following almost a month of fundraising and awareness events.
Held around and during PASMA Tower Safety Week, which aims to raise awareness of scaffold towers and how to work safely on them, the fundraising efforts saw PASMA chairman Chris Blantern visit training centres around the UK over three weeks alongside Pudsey Bear, who was pictured climbing scaffold towers at each of the centres.
Donations from PASMA’s training centres made up the bulk of the funds, while the association also contributed over œ1,500 itself by donating œ1 for every Tower Test completed. The Tower Test was created for Tower Week, allowing people to test their knowledge of what makes for a safe or unsafe scaffold tower. PASMA says the test proved so popular that it has now been released offline so that it can still be used after Tower Week.
Chris Blantern said: “Children in Need keeps children safe and sound while they’re growing up, and PASMA helps keep them that way when they grow up and enter the workplace. Each goes that extra mile to safeguard and protect life by doing great work. Both believe it’s what you do that counts, which is why PASMA is supporting this year’s Children in Need appeal through Tower Week.
“I would like to thank everyone who helped us reach our target, and the generosity and enthusiasm of our training centres. They all helped make this the most successful Tower Week so far.”