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HETA learners raise money with Escapology

30th November 2018

As part of our commitment to British values we encourage our apprentices to get involved in charity fundraising. One of our instructors, Tim Houlton challenged the apprentices at our Stallingborough site to organise fundraising activities.

Tim Houlton is a process instructor at HETA but when he’s not at work, he is a nationally recognised Escapologist. In return of the fundraising activities that the apprentices took part in, Tim said he would put on a show of his escapology in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Some of the fundraising activities that the apprentices took part included a whole group of learners shaving their heads to having fundraising days like Christmas jumper day.  

Teams who raised the money during the year had some creative input on what Tim was going to escape from. From his collection of equipment they chose: 100 ft. of rope and stainless steel loops and chains, a strait jacket, British police handcuffs, American police handcuffs, high security prison handcuffs and a selection of chains and high security padlocks.  

Tim said “I have enjoyed following the students’ progress raising money for charity during the year and I’m very proud of the total we raised with the various projects.  The use of my escapology skills to inspire them to fundraise has been very entertaining in addition to bringing the performance art to the fore.  The students enjoyed the show and they all agreed it was well worth the effort that went into the projects that lead up to the event.”

Across the Stallingborough centre, HETA raised £2718 for Teenage Cancer Trust and Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  The Escape challenge took place on Friday 13th July 2018 and all who attended found it very entertaining.