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Woodhead workers’ mission to fundraise for charity

Posted onPosted on 8th Nov

Edwinstowe-based construction firm Woodhead Group was on a mission to raise money for its adopted charity for the year, Mind, at its second charity ball.

Woodhead has raised money through various activities such as raffles, charity fetes and dress-down days at its head office ahead of the James Bond-themed event.

Sam Sargent, finance manager at Robert Woodhead Ltd: “Last year Woodhead hosted a masquerade ball to raise money for our chosen charity in 2016. The ball was such a success that we decided to hold another one this year and a James Bond- theme seemed perfect for a glamorous evening of fundraising.

“We have again been overwhelmed with how many tickets were sold and how generous people were on the night.

“Through this generosity we have been able to raise a huge £10,404.12 from this event alone for Mind.

“This will be put with the rest of the money raised throughout the year from all of the other fundraising activities Woodhead’s staff have been doing.”

The ball took place at the Crown Plaza hotel, Nottingham. It included dancing show girls, Aston Martin simulators and casino tables.

Sponsors were Cooke and Mason, Linsco Recruitment, AW Safety Management, Brambly Hedge Construction, MIES Building Services and Lookers Ford Sheffield.

Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing mental health concerns.

It campaigns to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of different mental health problems.

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