Employees from a Cumbrian playground manufacturing company have come together in a big effort to raise over £3000 for the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity Children’s Appeal.

Playdale Playgrounds Ltd. CEO, Barry Leahey along with Design Engineer Greg Saul braced the cold waters at the Three sisters Water Ski center to complete a 1-mile swim, Barry exceeded his original goal by swimming 1.5 miles in total, half a mile further than he had planned!

Another member took the skies to raise money, Hannah Spooner, Marketing coordinator jumped from 15,000 feet and freefalling at over 120mph!

The company also raised awareness and donations through a series of Bake Sales, Children Clothing donations and Summer BBQ!

The Children’s Appeal aims to raise £1 million to create a bright, friendly, and appealing environment for all children visiting hospitals across Lancashire.

Provide children and their families with the best possible care and experience from the moment they arrive.

Barry Leahey said “As CEO of a play company, I know only too well the importance of play on emotional and physical development.

“Last year I was honoured to become Patron of the ambitious £1m Children’s appeal at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

“Once I visited the wards, I knew I was going to do my bit, I am lucky enough to be able to do physical challenges such as the Great North Swim to help such a fantastic cause.”

Learn more about Playdale visit: www.playdale.co.uk