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11/09/13.''SOFA SO GOOD : DFS EMPLOYEES ON TARGET FOR RAISING �1MILLION FOR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED.''TODAY DFS STAFF FROM STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ATTEMPTED TO RAFT A SOFA DOWN THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC WHITE WATER RAFTING COURSE AT LEE VALLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE TO RAISE MONEY AS PART OF THE FURNITURE RETAILER'S BID TO RAISE OVER �1MILLION FOR THE CHARITY THIS YEAR.''CREDIT: DANIEL LYNCH.'07941 594 556.'www.lynchpix.co.uk
11/09/13.''SOFA SO GOOD : DFS EMPLOYEES ON TARGET FOR RAISING �1MILLION FOR BBC CHILDREN IN NEED.''TODAY DFS STAFF FROM STORES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ATTEMPTED TO RAFT A SOFA DOWN THE LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC WHITE WATER RAFTING COURSE AT LEE VALLEY, HERTFORDSHIRE TO RAISE MONEY AS PART OF THE FURNITURE RETAILER'S BID TO RAISE OVER �1MILLION FOR THE CHARITY THIS YEAR.''CREDIT: DANIEL LYNCH.'07941 594 556.'www.lynchpix.co.uk
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Employees from DFS in Doncaster and Carcroft were among a team of rough and ready rafters who tackled the Olympic white water rafting course - with a sofa on board - for Children in Need.

This is the second in a series of challenges DFS’ employees are undertaking this year to help raise £1million to change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

During the first, the team carried a sofa up the three highest peaks in Britain.

Andrew Stephenson, HR Director at DFS, was one of four employees from Doncaster who took part in the rafting challenge. He said: “I feel very proud to be raising money for BBC Children in Need, it’s a fantastic organisation that does so much to support local charities all over the UK – including those right here in Doncaster.

“The white water rafting challenge was really tough but a lot of fun, and it was a honour to grace the same course as Team GB’s Olympians. We even managed to mount a DFS sofa on the raft!”

The other Doncaster employees to take part were Sean Garth from DFS Carcroft (back left), and Rich Massey and Ryan Crawford from the Doncaster head office (front row).

To donate to the DFS team, visit http://mydonate.bt.com/charities/dfsinaidofbbcchildreninneed.