Exeter delivery giant raises record-breaking funds for breast cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 18:05 14 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:00 10 June 2010

CHARITY champions at Exeter's express delivery giant TNT changed their familiar shade of corporate orange for pink tones and raised a record-breaking £15,000 for Breast Cancer Campaign's Wear it Pink day on October 31.

CHARITY champions at Exeter's express delivery giant TNT changed their familiar shade of corporate orange for pink tones and raised a record-breaking £15,000 for Breast Cancer Campaign's 'Wear it Pink' day on October 31.

The express delivery giant took top honours in 2006 after raising £11,000 for 'Wear it Pink'- more than any other company in the UK - earning acclaim as the 'Wear It Pink' Fundraiser of the Year.

This year, employees at TNT's Exeter depot based at Lodge Trading Estate, Broadclyst Station joined thousands of staff at TNT depots and contact centres across the UK to take part in the charity event, part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and donned pink bras, pink witches hats, t-shirts, ties, wigs, trousers and other crazy outfits as well as hosted dozens of fund-raising events to support the initiative.

Exeter depot spokeswoman Jane Turner said: "TNT is famous for its orange corporate colours, but it was absolutely no problem for us to change to pink for the day.

"Economically, times may be hard at the moment, so I'm especially proud our people have smashed last year's fund-raising total.

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