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Soapbox Charity Fundraiser

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Team PMS (Practically Mad Scientists) successfully completed both of their runs at the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice Soapbox Derby at Clifton Park on September 30th and raised over £400 for charity!

The Practically Mad Scientist’s team consisted of driver Michael Smith and pit crew Ben Scott, Simon Hardwick and Luke Wade. Special thanks to Norman Hadhrami who welded the frame, Matt Hanson, Matt Silvester and Marcin Krupa who helped with building and painting the soapbox too. PMS Diecasting donated all the materials!

Mikey and the PMS Bus managed to take the ramps navigate the obstacles beating several other teams.

Well done Team PMS!

PMS win GLIDE Golf

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

On Friday July 14th it was the Weston Park Hospital Charity Golf Day and “The GLIDE Trophy” inter-company challenge.

Gripple (holders), Loadhog, PMS and GoTools entered their teams and between the 4 GLIDE companies we raised £2000 for the Weston Park Charity.

It was Team PMS who were triumphant on the day in a well fought battle for the trophy in blustery conditions.

Thanks to all the GLIDE businesses for sponsoring the event.

Winners L to R: Mark Groake, Luke Scott, Gordon Panter and Ian Ledwood.

Three Peaks Challenge

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

On Saturday 20th May, Matt Hanson set out with 26 members of the Sheffield Wednesday community programme which included his dad, brother and two family friends, to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield.

The hike started at 07:00 with a steep incline up the first peak Pen-y-Ghent. After reaching the summit it was then a steady descent to the foot of Whernside passing the Ribblehead viaduct before the heavens opened which made for an intense and challenging half a mile incline to the summit.

With the worsening weather, the sheer drop off the side of Whernside was pretty tough for the team to work their way down but nothing compared to the final incline to the top of Ingleborough.

“Getting to the top of the Ingleborough Wall was the toughest part of the hike”, Matt said. “After reaching the final summit, still with 5 miles to go, finally the sun came back out.”

The final 5 miles was completed in 1 hour 43 minutes and Matt completed the whole Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge in 11 hours 27 minutes.

“Thank you all for your amazing support and helping me raise a huge £425 for St Luke’s Hospice It was a very rewarding experience and that my plans are to hike the ‘National Three Peaks’ before doing Mount Kilimanjaro in the near future.”

ALL photos are on our Facebook page HERE.

London Marathon Fundraiser.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Carolyn Ekins, Digital Media Coordinator at PMS Diecasting, successfully completed the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday April 23rd, as a charity runner for the Royal British Legion.

With the support of PMS, GoTools and Laser Scanning employees, friends and family, £1080 has been raised so far for the Royal British Legion via her fundraising page at

“It was an amazing experience being part of this event with 40,000 other runners and the London crowds were great fun and very supportive. I’d recommend that anyone should give this a go as you will never forget the day you did it!” she said.

The ballot for the 2018 race opens on May 1st and closes May 5th and will be found on the Virgin London Marathon website.


PMS Support Homeless.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Well done and thank you to all at PMS Diecasting who donated towards the Rotherham Homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal.

Fourteen shoe boxes packed full of goodies have been delivered to Lawns Farm Shop in Wickersley (thank you Nicola Panter) and will be opened on Christmas Day by those who have nothing and are homeless.

Every Christmas, homeless people not only have to deal with the fact that they are homeless as well as other issues, but also have to deal with the “happy” part of the year, sometimes alone.

Employees of PMS (and family/friends) donated items and decorated shoe boxes to help bring a little cheer to these very people.

Thank you for your kindness!


Marathon Fundraiser.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Alicja Rybaczuk ran the Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon on Sunday October 9th as Team PMS for ‘The Children’s Hospital Charity’. Completing 26.2 miles in just over 6 hours, for a first time marathon showed great determination and perseverance as well as commitment to an ongoing training schedule over several months. What a fantastic achievement!

Team PMS, employees of PMS Diecasting and friends and family, raised £752 through a raffle, bake sale and online fundraising for the charity. The cakes baked by Alicja, Diane and Carolyn, which included cheesecakes, fresh cream scones, Victoria sponge, and chocolate cake proved very popular as did the raffle to win as the main prize, a donated bottle of ‘Polish Oak Vodka’.

Thank you to everyone for your support and well done Alicja!





Herd of Sheffield

Thursday, June 23, 2016

We embrace supporting good causes here at PMS Diecasting and throughout the year enjoy participating in several fundraising events. This year, in addition to our various smaller fundraisers, we have decided to support ‘The Children’s Hospital Charity’.


Herd of Sheffield

This summer a herd of elephant sculptures will descend on Sheffield for the biggest public art event the city has ever seen! To show our support in 2016 we’ve sponsored one of the very large elephant sculptures which will be displayed in the city from July – October.

PMS Diecasting’s elephant is called ‘G’ for short. Her official name is Gullal Graffiti. Her talented artist is Sue Guthrie who has been painting our elephant in her studios in Birmingham. Sue is often commissioned for her art and last year she created a ‘jewellerey owl’ for the BIG HOOT in Birmingham which raised £8500 at auction raising money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

Sue has sent us through some sneak peeks of ‘G’ before her big reveal in July.

Watch this space for PMS events this summer with ‘G’ our elephant!


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Sheffield Children’s Hospital is one of just four stand-alone children’s hospitals in the UK, and the only one in Yorkshire.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of children come from all over the UK and abroad for specialist treatment at the hospital. Thanks to pioneering clinicians, they are forging the way in paediatric care and are recognised as a centre of excellence in fields ranging from asthma and cystic fibrosis to cancer, gastroenterology and major trauma.

The Children’s Hospital Charity makes this extraordinary hospital even better, funding enhancements that are above and beyond the NHS provision. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, the charity can fund life-saving medical equipment, research into the prevention and cure of childhood illnesses and improvements to the environment.

Cans for Romania

Friday, March 25, 2016

PMS Diecasting has been collecting aluminium cans for the ‘Rotherham Explorer Scout Unit’ to help towards raising money for their International Expedition to Brasov, Romania in 2017.

George Panter, who is participating in the expedition with the Rotherham Explorer Scouts, popped in to pick up the first batch of collected cans.


“The aim of this event is to experience life in another country, travel using public transport, explore the beauty of the Carpathian Mountains and engage with a group of children living in a Children’s home in Ghimbav. Before the event we will work on our team building skills and increase our physical abilities as the trek in the mountains will be quite a challenge. When in Romania we will visit Bucharest and stay in the Children’s home, learning more about life in Romania and will be visiting the nearby Gypsy village.

This is an ongoing project that Rotherham Explorer Scouts have participated in twice already and they have supplied washing machines and kitchen equipment for the Children’s home which makes it so much easier for the staff working there.” he told us.

Sean Starbuck (GLIDE rep), George Panter (Rotherham Explorer Scouts) and Danny Wainwright (GLIDE rep) – handing over the first cans from PMS Diecasting

Easter Eggs for Hospital

Friday, March 18, 2016

The children’s ward at Rotherham Hospital will be enjoying 73 extra ‘Easter Eggs’ during the holidays thanks to PMS Diecasting and Laser Scanning.

In conjunction with the annual ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ run by Essential Recruitment, employees donated the chocolate eggs to bring a smile to the faces of the children who are spending Easter in hospital.

Thank you to all who supported this cause.


PMS Text Santa

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The wearing of Christmas jumpers, the donation of prizes and the participation of employees at the PMS Text Santa fundraiser before Christmas, raised a generous £144.36 towards Macmillan Cancer Support, Make-A-Wish UK, and Save the Children.

Thank you to Diane for her fundraising raffle donations and giant cookie, and to Rob Jefferson for his fundraising football scratch cards and to all those who bought tickets, wore jumpers and entered into the spirit of things. All for great causes.

Thank you!


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