Three members of staff from Taylor Wimpey in East Anglia joined colleagues to help raise £128,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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  • The staff took part in the charity's 26th annual House of Lords vs House of Commons Tug of War event.

    East Anglia production manager Andy Pearce, assistant divisional legal manager Kim Caley and production manager Barry Pennock took part in the event, which was held at Westminster College Gardens on June 11.

    Taylor Wimpey has sponsored the event since 1987, helping to raise more than £3m for those living and dealing with cancer. For the first time in the event's history, the home builder also had a ladies' team participating in the tugs, represented by female employees from across Taylor Wimpey's regional businesses.

    Crowds of supporters including local MPs, the armed forces and other sponsors were on hand to support their teams, as well as the title match between the House of Lords and the House of Commons.

    Pennock said: "Cancer has a terrible effect on the lives of so many people, so we were delighted to be able to continue our support for Macmillan Cancer Care. Everyone involved had a fantastic time, which was made even more special by our men's team winning their match."

    Lynda Thomas, Macmillan's director of fundraising, commented: "Macmillan's Parliamentary Tug of War is the result of a 26 year partnership with Taylor Wimpey that has raised millions of pounds in vital funds, allowing us to make a massive difference to those in the toughest fight they will probably ever face - cancer. We are extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their continued support."

    In the final House of Commons vs House of Lords match, the Commons team were victorious.

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