Peter’s Pies supports Peckish Pie-eating fundraisers
Wales’ favourite pie-maker stepped in to support a mammoth Man v Pie fundraiser, dropping off over 100 of the company’s popular products to hungry competitors.
The event, organised by Newport-based Watkins & Gunn Solicitors took place at Rodney Parade, in aid of a 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro climb – involving a number of Gwent business people – to raise funds for the Sparkle Appeal.
Peckish pie-eaters including boxer, Gavin Rees tucked into the mountain of pies kindly donated by Caerphilly-based Peter’s in a competitive challenge that was eventually won by Liam Guscott.
By the end of the evening, an impressive £500 had been raised through admission and competition entry fees, and in suitably sporting gestures, Gavin Rees donated a signed pair of boxing gloves and the Gwent Dragons, a signed rugby ball that will now be auctioned off for the cause.
Sparkle was formed in 2003 with the aim of building and equipping a state-of-the-art centre to help the thousands of families in South Gwent caring for a disabled child. The Sparkle Appeal has led to the building of a purpose built children’s centre, Serennu, which provides treatment and assessment facilities, information, and leisure activities for over a thousand children with complex and special needs in South Gwent.
The Mount Kilimanjaro Challenge has a target of £6000 to raise for this worthy cause.
Speaking about the event, Peter’s marketing director, Clare Morgan, said the company was delighted to be able to support this foodie fundraiser.
“As a company, we’re committed to supporting local charities wherever possible and we’re pleased that our contribution helped to raise such a great sum for the Sparkle Appeal.
“We’re used to people enjoying our products but it’s pretty impressive to see so many pies being consumed in one night! We’d like to wish all those involved in the Kilimanjaro fundraiser the very best with their future fundraising.”
Clive Thomas, Managing Partner of Watkins & Gunn Solicitors said: “We’re delighted that the challenge was a great success. Everyone really enjoyed the evening and the money raised will contribute to our fundraising targets for the 2014 Mount Kilimanjaro climb in aid of the Sparkle Appeal.
“We would like to thank all those who were involved in the event, especially Peter’s Pies for donating the challenge food and an amazing 6ft4” sausage roll, which has since been donated to a homeless centre in Newport. The Man Vs Pie challenge is just one of many fundraising activities lined up this year and we hope they will all be as successful.”