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Flipping fantastic fundraising effort by Bondholders

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A number of Marketing Derby Bondholders recently competed in an annual pancake race to raise cash for charity.

The Shrove Tuesday pancake race saw public relations agency Penguin PR batter the competition to lift the trophy, beating teams from companies including sportswear giant HUUB and digital marketeers Alphageek.

The event was organised by staff at carbon composite company Pentaxia, in Alfreton Road, and was designed to raise money for YMCA Derbyshire’s new nursery provision, Derwent Stepping Stones.

Each firm taking part donated to the charity, which will allow nursery staff to purchase a new water wall for the children’s outdoor play area, replacing a broken one.

Penguin PR director Sarah Newton said: “We’ve taken part in a few fundraising activities for the YMCA, including the annual sleep easy event and the community meal; it’s such a brilliant cause.

“We thoroughly enjoyed the race and, even though the combined age of our team was significantly higher than most of the others, it was flipping brilliant to win.”

It is the fourth time the annual race has taken place and other businesses taking part included NatWest, two teams from Pentaxia and a team from YMCA Derbyshire.

The 25-metre relay was held over three heats, with each team member required to flip the pancake at the start, the middle and the end.

The winners received a carbon trophy and medals, while every competitor received a pot of honey made by Pentaxia’s own bees, who live in five hives at the Alfreton Road site.

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