David Henderson, px Group

What does your organisation do? We operate and maintain some of the UK’s most high risk and hazardous industrial facilities. We operate across the energy spectrum including gas processing, thermal power, fuel storage and renewable energy. The group also has its own engineering division and energy trading platform.

Why do you support the Foundation? The company’s roots are firmly placed in Teesside and we want to give something back to the people and communities that have helped us become successful.

Which of our fundraising events has been your favourite? I have to say that last year’s Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge has to be my favourite up to now – not least because I completed it with my wife Denise and a close friend. Luckily I managed to keep all of my toenails but my mate lost all 10 of his after the walk! Not that I want to put anyone off from doing it in the future, as it was a great event with a real sense of accomplishment at the end.

Which organisation are you most proud that we’ve supported? It’s difficult to pick one out of all the people that the charity tries to help. The reason I love the charity is its diversity and ability to help people that would otherwise struggle to find funding, helping to make a difference to all kinds of people across Teesside.

Tell us something your fellow Foundation supporters might not know about you? I’m a bit of an adrenalin junkie and have tried everything from a backward bungie jump into the Mediterranean Sea to being in the slingshot at the top of the Stratosphere on the Las Vegas strip.

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