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Fundraising year tops £30,000

Posted onPosted on 22nd Dec
Fundraising year tops £30,000

Edwinstowe-based construction firm Woodhead Group smashed its £25,593 fundraising target for 2016 to mark its 70th year in business.

It raised £30,798.59 for the Prince’s Trust and St Mary’s Church, Edwinstowe.

At the start of the year, as part of the anniversary celebrations, the company set a target of raising a pound for every day it had been in business.

Throughout the year teams from across the group played their part.

Fundraising activities included a golf day, individual and group sponsored events, office Olympics, a raffle, charity fete and a masquerade charity ball.

The Prince’s Trust received 75% of the money raised with the rest going to St Mary’s Church, which the Woodhead family has long-standing links with.

Robert Woodhead Ltd began in 1946 when local joiner Bob Woodhead returned from national service to take over his Uncle Ernest’s joinery shop in Edwinstowe.

Now a multi-million pound company, Woodhead Group has grown into a strong family-owned and operated business that still has its roots in Edwinstowe, and is run by Bob’s children and grandchildren.

David Woodhead, managing director of Robert Woodhead Ltd, said: “Our 70th year is a huge milestone for the business and we have been delighted to have had so much support in celebrating it.

“It was important to us to not let this year pass without seizing the opportunity to do something beneficial to our local community and a charity that represents so much we believe in ourselves.

“I’m grateful to all those working within our business, and those sponsors and supporters who have made it possible for us to raise such a fantastic total.”
Pictured, from left, are Nikul Patel, of the Prince’s Trust; Richard Neely, St Mary’s church warden; and Greg Abbott, reader and a member of the PCC with cheques presented by the Woodhead Group.