Fund raising fun

Sep 4, 2014

By Rukhsana Nabi, Partnerships Manager

Here at Emanuel Whittaker we never cease to be amazed at the generosity of our staff and contractors along with their friends and family. Fund raising seems to be in their DNA and where possible we will always attempt to support their efforts through money, resources, time or publicity.

KARENSIPHONE 673In July, resident liaison officer Karen Perrett-Stone organised a Teddy Bears Picnic to raise funds for Overgate Hospice in Halifax. Both Karen’s mum and daughter Katie were patients at the hospice and before she died, daughter Katie made Karen promise to fundraise for the hospice as she knew it would keep her mum going!

A fabulous time was had by all at the picnic and there were lots of stalls and even fun races for mums and dads as well as the kids. The pram race went down particularly well and the day raised just over £300.

Since 2011, Karen and friends have raised almost £19,000 for Overgate and both Karen and her husband are taking part in this year’s Great North Run and hope to meet, or certainly get close to the magic £20,000 mark before the end of 2014. Good luck guys!

WinnersIn August, Facilities Manager Phil Peacock and Contracts Administrator Sandra Newton organised a charity golf day which raised over £2,000 for Dr Kershaws Hospice. The event was a success thanks to the generosity and support of our sponsors, who were predominantly subcontractors and suppliers from Oldham and the surrounding area and they deserve a mention.

They are M & R Heating, Campbell Scaffolding, Airsafe Asbestos Removal, Nissan Westway, Remedial Restorations, Sidebottom Roofing, W Millward Joiner, Powell Hardware, Pennine Services, Northgate Vehicle Hire, Sovereign Windows, Bolton Tiling, Bladen Electrical, Langam Plastering, Druggit and Harding, Winsulate, Peach Bank Building Services, Gouslon Furnishing Fitter, Mayfield Flooring, BLD Construction, Plaster Plus and HR Decorators.

The Emanuel Whittaker Golf Day was first held in 2012 as part of the company’s 175 anniversary year celebrations. It was so successful it has become an annual event and if you are interested in supporting the event in 2015 get in touch @emanuel_whittak.

And this month everyone across the company will go all out to support Jeans for Genes Day. Jeans for Genes raises money for Genetic Disorders UK and aims to change the world for children with genetic disorders. Individually, genetic disorders are rare but together they affect 1 in 25 children born in the UK – that’s more than 30,000 babies each year. Their associated health problems mean that genetic disorders are the biggest cause of death of children aged 14 years and under.

Everyone will be paying £2 to wear the jeans at work I am sure we will once again raise a decent amount of money for this great cause.

It seems that every month our staff are fund raising together or individually for a wide variety of causes and we are really proud of working with such a generous bunch of people.

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