Firm goes red for Comic Relief

Staff at the Shropshire base of the world’s fastest digital manufacturing firm have gone red to support this year’s Comic Relief fundraising campaign.

Employees at Telford-based Protolabs raised £1,036 after dressing head to toe in red on Friday and hosting a range of activities to support the annual initiative which provides funding for vulnerable people and communities in the UK and overseas.

Staff across the company, which manufactures custom prototypes and on-demand production parts, entered into the spirit of the day with senior managers even taking a turn in the stocks to have wet sponges thrown at them.

Lee Ball, General Manager of Protolabs in Telford said it had been an extremely fun day with everyone making a huge effort to dress up and take part in the planned activities.

“We’re delighted to have raised more than £1,000 for such a brilliant and worthwhile cause and we are extremely grateful to all those who participated especially the managers who ended up taking quite a soaking.

“Here at Protolabs we do our best to support national and local campaigns and it’s not the first time staff have worn red this year for a good cause.

“Many of us wore red to raise funds for four-year-old Zac Oliver and we were delighted to read about his good news earlier this week.”

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