Charity News

Hiking to the heights for cancer support


A team of have-a-go-hikers from Lanes Group plc will be challenging their fitness and head for heights by climbing one of England’s highest mountains in aid of charity. The colleagues who all work at the Lanes HQ and operational depot at Eccles, Greater Manchester, will climb Skiddaw, just north of Keswick, in Cumbria, in aid…


Mick achieves highest ambition for charity


CCTV drainage engineer Mick Bradley realised a life-long ambition and raised hundreds of pounds for a local cancer charity when he reached the highest point in the UK. Mick, who works at the Lanes Group Eastleigh depot, near Southampton, took up the challenge to walk to the top of Ben Nevis in Scotland in aid…


Lanes staff raise thousands for Macmillan


Teams and individuals working for Lanes Group across the UK have raised over £6,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support. The money has been collected over 12 months for Macmillan which was selected by staff as the Lanes company charity for the year. In total, the amount raised by staff fundraising activities was £6,575.26. Thanks to a…

Macmillan Cancer Slogan Logo

Teachers and pupils welcome life-saving heart device


An astonishing 3,000 people, including hundreds of children, are getting enhanced protection from sudden cardiac arrest after Lanes Group donated a heart defibrillator to a Berkshire school. The drainage and asset maintenance specialist has donated the life-saving device to St Mary’s CE Primary School in Slough, Berkshire, which is located next to a Sure Start…

Lanes Group Defibrillator at St Mary's School At Christmas

There’s no need to dress this up – Zoe is brilliant!


Zoe Renshaw has won a prestigious national award for her selfless voluntary work by being a lion, a frog, an elf – and a whoopee cushion! In the last five years, the Lanes Group bid manager has spent many hours of her spare time helping a number of community groups, and is always willing to…

Zoe Renshaw with Award

Annual charity drive raises £17,000 for Cancer Research UK


Lanes Group’s annual charity fundraising campaign has raised over £17,000 for Cancer Research UK. A final totalling up of all donations made has shown that hundreds of staff, plus their families and friends, raised £8,500.10 for the charity during 2015. When combined with Lanes Group’s pledge to match the money raised by staff, the total…

Lanes for Drains Colour Run

The Lanes raft built for speed is pipped on the line!


  Hard-paddling raft racers from Lanes Group plc have finished second in a Thames Water charity race – despite a crash on the start line. A Lanes Group team was taking part for the first time in the annual Thames Water raft race on the River Thames in Reading in aid of WaterAid. A total…

Lanes raft in charity race

Lanes Endeavour team builds recycled raft for charity race


Intrepid Lanes Group rafters are appealing for sponsors as they prepare to take on all-comers in a Thames Water raft race – paddling a craft made from recycled sewer repair materials. It is the first time that Lanes Group has entered the annual Thames Water raft race, which takes place on Thursday 7 July 2016,…

Lanes Group Endeavour Raft