TNT celebrate explosive amount from charity drive

DISABLED and disadvantaged youngsters are celebrating after an early Christmas present rolled into Stansted Airport thanks to an amazing fundraising drive.

Generous TNT Express Services’ workers contributed to a record-breaking �305,137 donation to the children’s charity Wooden Spoon and braved the freezing weather to salute their achievement.

The big-hearted TNT team posed for a photo when the ‘TNT-Wooden Spoon Charity Champion Tour’ arrived at the depot at Unit E Cargo Terminal with a 44ft long lorry sporting a giant-sized cheque and Christmas greeting to the charity.

The monster truck is one of two that are visiting TNT sites all over the country in recognition of the fundraisers to say a big ‘thank you’ for their generosity – especially against a backdrop of the economic downturn.

The �305,137 is the biggest single donation ever received by Wooden Spoon in support of youngsters who are mentally, physically or socially disadvantaged and takes TNT’s cumulative donation to the charity past the �2.8m mark. TNT – the UK’s leading business-to-business express delivery operator – is also the biggest benefactor to Wooden Spoon.

Regional Managing Director, Tom Bell said: “I am delighted. It takes our total donation that bit closer to our �3million target. I am so proud of our people and their fantastic efforts and I know the generosity of our employees will continue long after I have left the company.”

Chief executive officer of Wooden Spoon Bill Hill said: “TNT are a ray of corporate sunshine in what has become a tough year for charities.”