The dice were rolling and the roulette wheel spinning at a fund-raising Casino Night organised by Loadhog, Sheffield’s transit packaging manufacturer – one member of the Gripple family.

 

The £500 raised on the night was topped up by Loadhog’s charity team which decided to donate a total of £1,700 to Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind (SRSB) and £300 for Maltby Lions Club.

 

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(l-r) Sue Coggin, SRSB’s fundraising and marketing manager, and from Loadhog; Sarah Cottingham, Paul Tully and Luke Davis.

 

‘Gambling’ on the night were more than 100 staff from other members of the parent group, including Gripple itself, Gripple Automation, PMS Diecasting and GoTools, Also ‘playing the games’ were representatives from several of the group’s suppliers.

 

Sue Coggin, from the SRSB, said: “This was an exciting and fun way to raise funds and we are delighted that so many members of the Gripple family supported the night. We are grateful to Loadhog for arranging the night. The money will be put to good use for blind and partially sighted people.”

 

This year Loadhog has donated £1,200 to four other charities – the Revive Café, which supports Sheffield’s homeless; the Include Foundation, which helps the city’s vulnerable young people; Rotherham Hospice, to help bereaved youngsters and Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare, to fund a device to ease patients’ pain.

 

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