Warrington design company Innex has raised over £1,200 for The Genesis Trust (reg. charity 292518) by touring some of the Northwest’s top sporting and leisure destinations.

The team of architects, interior designers and brand designers teamed up with one of their most successful clients, The Black Swan Pub in Rixton, to support the Cheshire Jailbreak fundraiser in this, its first year – but was not satisfied just to be a lead sponsor.

As the name of the game was to get as far from Rixton prison as possible without spending any money, a team of four Innex designers decided to get away via the delights of some of the region’s most famous sporting and leisure destinations.

Mark Clancy from the company said:

“As we work in the leisure industry, we opted to do this as a tour of the region’s best. We create leisure facilities all the time, so this was a great way to make the most of our contacts and get inspiration, as well as raise money for an excellent cause.”

During the course of one day, the team took in the facilities at Manchester City Football Club’s Etihad Stadium, Manchester United’s Old Trafford, Lancashire County Cricket Club, the 23rd floor bar of Beetham Tower and Liverpool FC’s Anfield, to name a few – as well as having a quick dance with the famous art installation The Giants spectacle, which was doing a tour of Liverpool that day. Their efforts and sponsorships meant they were the top fundraisers for the event.

Mark added:

“The day proved fantastic for team building as well as something to invest in ourselves. Everyone who took part and donated did a fantastic job – huge thanks to all the clubs and pubs who let us visit them.”

Lucy Kirk of Jailbreak said:

“A massive thank-you to Innex. This was our first ever event, raising money for a very important cause, so we were delighted to have the sponsorship of the company. And their involvement on the day was fantastic, with social media support and fundraising in great sums.”

The Genesis Trust (reg. charity 292518) provides support and medical help for premature babies and their parents, working to reduce the number of miscarriages. The total raised on the day was over £6,400 which will go towards Genesis research.