CHARITIES are to benefit after workers dropped their normal routine for a Christmas fun day.
They spent the day at the Peterlee plant of truck manufacturer Caterpillar, operating a production line in its simulated work environment.
They were set a number of tasks by members of the Caterpillar Learning Team, to raise money for SAFC Foundation and the Bracken Hill Project.
Workers from Computer First, NESEP, Propeller UK, Ranstad, Profound Solutions, Seawards Group, Trumpf, East Durham Engineering Forum, and the East Durham Employability Trust took part.
Caterpillar also organised a staff raffle, with proceeds going to the two charities.
Carl Robb, North East training manager at Caterpillar, said: “We wanted to do something that involved the local business community in raising money for charity, that was not only fun, but also provided a real benefit to the individuals taking part.”
SAFC Foundation has a team based at the Peterlee plant, providing education, sport and community development programmes for people in the area.
John Fothergill, SAFC Foundation Aim High project manager, said: “Caterpillar was one of SAFC Foundation’s first corporate donors and its support over the last decade has been invaluable to the work we do.”