Sian Jones gives Pall-Ex Group CEO, Kevin Buchanan, a soaking at the company's BBQ Extravaganza event - FILE01[31889]

Pall-Ex Group CEO Kevin Buchanan and his management team took to the stocks whilst staff threw buckets of water and wet sponges at them, raising £573.17 for charity in the process.

The event, which took place at a BBQ Extravaganza at Pall-Ex's head office in Coalville, was part of a series of events held by staff and members to raise funds for those affected by the war in Ukraine.

So far Pall-Ex and its members have raised £8,605.17 towards its #PLXUKRAINE appeal, which it launched earlier this year to raise money for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

The appeal kicked off with a football match between Pall-Ex and Fortec Distribution Network held at the King Power Stadium, home of Leicester City Football Club, raising £3,115.

There have also been impressive individual efforts with Simaran Uppal, HR generalist, raising £555 from climbing mount Snowdon, and Ashley Diamond, head of network - South West, raising £180 for his participation in the CARTEN100 cycling challenge.

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Pall-Ex Group's network members have also joined in the fund raising effort. Northumberland-based Moody Logistics and Storage took on a cycling challenge by getting the whole team involved to cycle a combined total of 75 miles over two days on an assault bike stationed in their offices.This, combined with a tombola and quiz, resulted in £2,208 being raised.

The Charity Red Ball challenge at the annual Pall-Ex Group golf day added a further £1,070 to the pot whilst Shears Brothers (Transport) in Bournemouth organised and hosted their own golf day and raffle, raising £1,002 in the process.

Kevin Buchanan, who is pictured in the stocks as employee Sian jones hurles water at him, said: “As an organisation, we want to support the vital work of the DEC in any way that we can, and we are delighted to see the efforts our staff and network members have made to support this worthwhile cause.

“Our charity football match and BBQ Extravaganza have been a great success and helped us to raise a significant amount of money and have fun together in the process. Our #PLXUKRAINE appeal shows that if we all work together, small actions can achieve incredible results.”

Donations to the cause can be made on the JustGiving page: