Charity News

Lanes Endeavour team builds recycled raft for charity race

06/07/2016

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,…

Raft made from recycled sewer materials laid on warehouse floor

Lanes helps prepare drainage system for new cancer centre

28/06/2016

Lanes Group has been commissioned by leading construction contractor Laing O’Rourke to carry out drainage surveys and cleaning work at the UK’s newest NHS cancer treatment centre. The company’s drainage engineers have carried out CCTV camera surveys and high pressure jetting at the £160 million cancer centre, located at Guy’s Hospital in central London. When…

Lanes Teams go many extra miles for record donation to Cancer Research

27/03/2015

Hundreds of staff have contributed to a record total for the latest Lanes Group annual charity campaign. Lanes employees responded wonderfully to the challenge and raised £4,061 and 10p for Cancer Research. As Lanes Group pledged to match all staff donations, pound for pound, the total raised during 2014 was £8,122.20, which is the best…

Beans means Lanes for hotel charity fundraiser

01/07/2014

Lanes engineers have put their jet vacuumation technology to a very special use – emptying a ‘bath of baked beans’. They vacuumed up the beans at the Holiday Inn Warrington on Thursday (June 19) after General Manager Anthony Milligan had spent the whole day sitting in them in the hotel foyer. He raised over £500…

Half Marathon Success for Lanes Group Team

04/03/2014

Lanes Group members of staff are celebrating a great team effort today after completing the Reading Half Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK. The seven colleagues from the Lanes Utilities Division, were joined by runners from Thames Water and sub-contractors CB Ltd, making up a team of nine that completed the 13.1 mile course…

Lanes backs four women in African bike challenge

08/10/2013

Lanes Group is sponsoring four intrepid women who are cycling across Tanzania in Africa to raise money for cancer care. One of the women is Jacky Godfrey, whose husband, Ian, died from cancer in 2010. Jacky and her sister, Christine Humberstone, plus two close friends, Philippa McDowell and Shirley Foster, have now joined a charity…

Lanes for Drains saves Christmas!

18/02/2013

Kim Ulmer and her family say they have their local Lanes for Drains depot to thank for saving their Christmas. The family lives close to the Lanes for Drains St Neots depot, in Eaton Socon, which provides drain blockage and drain repair services across the East Anglia region. A week before Christmas, the water in…