19 November 2009

Steve Goes Quackers for Children in Need

Dressed in a Newcross nursing outfit, in keeping with its staff, Head of Finance, Steve Willis will be bravely swimming in the company's duck pond at their head office in Berry Pomeroy for thirty minutes to help raise money for Children in Need. 

The last time anyone swam in the duck pond was when the postman accidentally fell in on one dark winter's evenin.

Michelle Pattrick, Managing Director of Newcross Healthcare Solutions explained, "What Steve is doing is incredible and we thought we would really get behind him by matching all the money he raises.

It would be great if people in the area got behind him and came down to watch him. We are going to sell teas and coffees too in a bid to raise more money for Children in Need.

The duck pond at Berry Pomeroy hasn't always been a place that people enjoyed visiting - legend has it that in medieval times it was home to many a dunking and some say it is still haunted by a young woman looking for an old love. 

For further information on Steve's fundraising efforts please visit our Twitter and Facebook sites.

You can also view a video clip of Steve's dip in the pond by following this link