Waterman Aspen is committed to supporting charitable causes and each year we choose a “charity of choice” to dedicate all our fundraising efforts towards for that year.
Here are just a few of the charity events that have taken place recently.
Mission 5000 Challenge for MNDA
Over a 5 week period from September – October 2020, Waterman Aspen staff took part in the Mission 5000 Challenge set by Motor Neurone Disease Association – to cover 5,000 miles in 5 weeks. That’s a mile for every person living with MND in the UK today.
We set ourselves a target to raise £2,000 and we are pleased to say that we absolutely smashed it! Everybody taking part raised an amazing £2,783 through the generosity of the people who donated and the hard work and dedication of everyone completing their miles. And Waterman Aspen as a company topped up the fundraising to make it £3,000 in total.
Thank you so much to all our staff and their friends and family who participated.
Rough Runner for Look Good Feel Better
Look Good Feel Better is the only international cancer support charity providing free, practical support for people struggling with the visible side effects of cancer treatment. They run confidence boosting Workshops across the UK and provide extensive online support for women, men and young adults.
The team made it round the 5k obstacle course in the driving rain (not that it mattered as most of the obstacles involved muddy water!) and thoroughly enjoyed themselves whilst raising money for a fabulous cause.
£1,783.24 was raised which was a fabulous achievement. Thank you to everyone that donated to this amazing cause.
Australian Bushfire Appeal
Our staff generously raised £627 and this amount was matched by Waterman Aspen to allow us to donate £1,254 and receive this certificate to show that we are now a WWF “Koala Protector”.
Thank you to everyone who helped us raise this fantastic amount and we hope the money will provide support for Koalas affected by the Australian bushfires, as well as supporting WWF’s long-term work to tackle the climate and nature crisis.
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Walking Together is a mining memorial artwork by Stephen Broadbent to commemorate those who died in the 3 disasters at Markham Colliery (21st January 1937, 10th May 1938 and 30th July 1973). Each figure represents one of the miners who died. There will be a total of 106 figures on completion of the memorial.
As part of the latest works Waterman Aspen have sponsored the memorial figure of Bernard Gregory. Bernard was from Barlborough in Derbyshire and was 34 when he lost his life in the 1938 disaster.
At the unveiling event on 16th September Waterman Aspen managers Ben McGrath and Dan O’Neill met with Bernard’s relatives and chatted about the memorial and our shared mining heritage (both Ben and Dan had grandads who had been miners).
Bernard’s family have written to express their gratitude to Waterman Aspen for sponsoring the memorial figure of Bernard and we are certainly very happy to be involved with this project.
Captains Charity Golf Day for Local Charities
Our team comprised of Richard Lloyd, Bob Bellm & Paul Kelly (pictured) and due to a late injury withdrawal the final team member was Ranjan who was fortunately very good at golf!
The aim of the day was to raise money for local charities Help Harry Help Others and Mary Ann Evans Hospice.
This was done through a raffle and a large charity auction with a number of lots that were sold for hundreds of pounds.
A significant amount was raised on the day and an excellent time was had by all who were involved.
Burns Night Celebration for MND Scotland
An excellent night was had by all who attended and the generosity of everyone there meant that £596.62 was raised for MND Scotland.
Thanks to everyone who donated at this event.
Memorial Golf Day for Local Charities
As usual we provided prizes for the Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin and also provided branded golf balls and golf towels to each of the players.
Overall the charity raised £3,637.80 which will be split between The Mark Dobson Foundation, The Yorkshire Cancer Centre, Help for Heroes and Leeds Children’s Hospital.
Area Manager James Marsh and Duncan Hall who is seconded into Kirklees Council took part on the day and are pictured here before they started their round.
The winners of the Waterman Aspen sponsored prizes are also pictured with our banner from the 18th Tee. A great day all round and a fantastic amount of money raised for some worthy causes.