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Staff raise over £5,000 for Children North East

20th January 2016, 13:40pm

We are delighted to have raised over £5,000 for our chosen charity, Children North East, thanks to a fundraising raffle organised by our staff.
 
The raffle was a huge success with over 90 prizes donated from within the company and other local businesses including a 48” TV, an ipad, a laptop, a weekend away and gift vouchers.   
 
We have chosen to support Children North East for the last three years and over that period of time we have raised over £15,000 through a sponsored bike ride, golf days and raffles.
 
Neil Tweddle, managing director said: “We were very keen to support a local charity and one that covered the whole of the region as we have sites in both Killingworth and Durham.  Children North East is a fantastic charity which helps transform the lives of disadvantaged children, a cause which we passionately support.  We are very grateful to all the businesses who donated prizes which enabled us to raise such a significant amount of money.”
 
Children North East has been established for over 125 years providing a better chance at life to children living in poverty, a figure which currently stands at 132,000 in the North East.
 
Carol Taylor, senior fundraiser of Children North East said: “At Children North East, our vision is for every child in the north east to grow up healthy and happy.  The support and services we provide strive to give them a hand up rather than a hand out.
 
We are very grateful for Godfrey Syrett’s ongoing support and want to thank all of their staff for getting involved in the raffle and other fundraising events.  The money they have raised really has made a difference to the families we support.  2016 is our 125th year and this is a fantastic way to start this very special anniversary.”