Tate and Lyle staff swap Docklands for Pirate day

By Beth Allcock on February 18, 2013 12:04 PM |

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It was a pirate's life for staff at Tate & Lyle Sugars as they donned eyepatches and hats to volunteer for charity.

Six teams of employees switched the shores of the Royal Docks for a day at various Richard House Children Hospice charity shops, including the pirate-themed extravaganza in Upminster.

Entrepreneurialism was the aim of the game as staff priced goods, organised shop displays, sold treats and helped customers, raising a combined total of £25,000.

The money will be spent on providing free care for the 300 families and children supported by Richard House.