Team­work pays off at charity

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

TEAMS from lo­cal busi­nesses have been get­ting stuck in help­ing out at a charity.

The work­ers from com­pa­nies such as As­traZeneca, Natwest, Chess, Fu­jitsu and Na­tion­wide have been tak­ing part in ‘Make a Dif­fer­ence’ days at the Rossendale Trust in Sut­ton which sup­ports adults with learn­ing and phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties.

They have been do­ing use­ful jobs around the cen­tre in­clud­ing cut­ting grass, trim­ming hedges and build­ing raised beds. There are more busi­nesses lined up to take part.

Staff at the Rossendale Trust say the days show that giving to the charity is not al­ways about donating money, but giving time too.

Sue Heaven, head of fundrais­ing, said: “Teams come along, have a great time and re­ally get stuck in, en­joy­ing ev­ery mo­ment of the tasks they com­plete, gain­ing a greater un­der­stand­ing of the work the Trust does.

“But it’s not just one way, the teams en­joy a team bond­ing ex­pe­ri­ence which they take back to their place of work.”

To know more about the Make a Dif­fer­ence days call 01260 252500 or visit

Mean­while, re­cent fundrais­ing has in­cluded a horse ride around Macclesfield For­est, in con­junc­tion with the Peak Dis­trict Na­tional Park Au­thor­ity and farm own­ers Bud and Ann Eard­ley.

The event raised al­most £500. It was an early start from Sut­ton, along quiet lanes into Macclesfield for­est.

Sue Heaven said: “A big thank you to ev­ery­one for sup­port­ing the ride, it was great to see ev­ery­one do­ing some­thing they love and sup­port­ing the Trust along the way. The funds will sup­port the tenants in a va­ri­ety of ac­tiv­i­ties out and about in the com­mu­nity.”

●● As­traZeneca vol­un­teers were so happy to have ‘Made A Dif­fer­ence’ at the Rossendale Trust. Pic­tured are: Richard Storey, He­len Wil­liams, Sue Carr, Har­riet Snape, Emily McDou­gal, Jac­qui Ed­wards, Page Turner, Holly Camp­bell, Cal­lum Walker (Em­ployee Vol­un­teer­ing), Taj Chadda, Luke Vin­ter and Andy Brookes

●● Han­nah and Sarah Rush, and Flo and Sophi Fis­cher at the Macclesfield Plea­sure ride, rais­ing funds for the Rossendale Trust

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