Polypipe Regatta fundraising sails to £8,000 total

Polypipe has raised £8,000 through a charity auction and raffle for Polypipe’s corporate charity partner Help for Heroes and the John Merricks Sailing Trust following its 21st Annual Regatta on The Solent.

The charity event earlier this month saw 465 people from across the heating and plumbing sector participate in a day of sailing, with 40 yachts in a range of classes taking part.

The overall winning crew was from building materials and supplies merchant Grant & Stone. A crew made up of former servicemen and women from Help for Heroes was pipped to the post into second across two races.

For the past 21 years the Polypipe Regatta has raised in the region of £150,000 for charity.

Cameron McLellan, divisional managing director of Polypipe Residential Systems, said: “The Polypipe Regatta is an event so many people across our industry look forward to and it never disappoints. This year was no exception, with so many supporters of the event again making the trip to Portsmouth to join us for the racing in near perfect conditions.”