● COULD you go head-to-head in the 2018 Willow Wood Corporate Challenge?
Could you make a real difference to your community by taking an initial starter sum and making it grow?
You would be raising funds for your local hospice, building team spirit in your workforce, networking with other local businesses and having fun at the same time.
We’re looking for teams and individuals to join us and show just how enterprising they can be.
Each team will be given a nest egg of £50 to use in ingenious ways to raise funds for the hospice.
As Elaine McConnell, the event organiser, explains: “The only limit is your imagination – provided, of course, your ideas are legal and ethical!
“I know there are some great business brains out in Tameside and Glossop, and we’d love them to take up the challenge of raising funds in whatever way they can.
“They’ll have three months, starting on July 1 until the awards ceremony in October, to show us just how resourceful they can be.” If you’d like to find out more, join Elaine for breakfast at 8am on Friday, April 27, at Willow Wood. Just ring her on 0161 330 7788 to book your place. Established 1973 COMPOSITE
WILLOW Wood is delighted and proud to announce that Mark Llewellin has agreed to become a patron of the hospice.
Bristol born Mark moved to Tameside 25 years ago, as the director of marketing at the Oldham Coliseum Theatre.
He began fundraising for Willow Wood from its very early days, and was even involved before the first brick to build the hospice was even laid.
Chairman Pat McCloskey said: “Mark has been a great friend and supporter to us over the years, and we’re extremely pleased that he has accepted this role.”
As joint managing director of Daisy Nook Garden Centre, Mark continues to fundraise and is hosting one of Daisy Nook’s famous afternoon teas for us on April 26, where he will ● give one of his entertaining talks.
Mark commented: “I am thrilled to have been asked to become a patron of Willow Wood Hospice. I have supported it since before it was built and I have seen at first hand just how vital it is for our community. I am very honoured.”
Karen Houlston, chief executive of the hospice, added: “Mark has done some sterling work for Willow Wood over the years, including organising two variety performances at the Tameside Hippodrome. We’re looking forward to continuing such a wonderful relationship.”
Chairman Pat McCloskey and chief executive Karen Houlston welcome Mark Llewellin (centre) as a new patron
Elaine McConnell, organiser of the challenge