Teamwork pays off at charity
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 rossendaletrust.org.
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