A PLUMBING product has been put to the test in an unusual experiment and has raised cash for charity.
Pegler Yorkshire’s Tectite Pro Push-fit fitting is usually used to connect piping but, at just 140mm long, it has managed to suspend a car weighing 1.4 tonnes in mid-air.
The experiment, part of the company’s rigorous testing measures, also helped to raise vital funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research.
John Wakefield of the charity’s Thorne voluntary committee saw the fitting in action before accepting a cheque for £400.
Sally Crerar, head of community fundraising at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “This is a most unusual way to raise funds for Yorkshire Cancer Research as it must be the first time we have benefited from a donation following an event where a car is suspended in thin air!
“We would like to thank Pegler Yorkshire for choosing our charity to receive the most generous donation of £400.”
Marketing director for Pegler Yorkshire, Phill Jackson commented: “All our products go through rigorous testing measures before being introduced to the market but I agree this is a particularly unusual way of testing although it not only demonstrates the amazing strength of the product but has also enabled us to donate vital funds to a local charity.”
Yorkshire Cancer Research was chosen by Pegler Yorkshire because of its tireless work to help people in the Yorkshire region affected by cancer. Every penny raised is spent in our region and supports world-class research, diagnosis and treatment in Yorkshire.
The Tectite Pro fitting, typically used in commercial plumbing systems, will now form part of the range of fittings in the Pegler Yorkshire portfolio.