Last week, Decorative Panels held a two day Summer Charity BBQ. We were pleased to welcome 250 of our customers and suppliers on Thursday 2nd July, and our workforce of over 350 who came on Friday for a day of fun and fundraising for three extremely worthy charities.

Group marketing manager, Charlotte Metcalfe, said: "Both days kick started with a bit of fun and a spot of light competition on ten different styles of interactive inflatables – the perfect way for adults to become big kids again!!

"Throughout both days, the dp team sold over 4000 tickets to raise money for three charities, Children in Need, Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice. We are delighted to say that we raised £4963 on Thursday and £1531.15 on Friday, which dp have matched pound for pound to enable us to donate £9926.86 to Children in Need, and £1531.15 each for Forget me Not and Zoe’s Place. A team from our Teesside site also participated in a duathlon earlier this year, raising an extra £504.45 for Zoe’s Place!"

The evening finished with an exhilarating performance from the UK's best event band, the RPJ band. Before they arrived, the band told told Decorative Panels that 'they strive to exceed expectations at every turn' - and they did just that!

Charlotte concluded: "From all at Decorative Panels, we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended on both Thursday and Friday and an even bigger thank you for everyone who donated to our chosen charities. Same time next year!?