POSTED ON 03/29/2022 IN Blog BY Jamie Bourn

Don’t look down…Whitemeadow Team takes part in Charity Abseil

Members of the Whitemeadow team were out this weekend to raise money for The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Step 2 It campaign and help raise £250,000 to support people from the trade who have been impacted by Covid-19. The campaign aimed to inspire companies and individuals to organise sports-based fundraisers between May 2021 and April 2022 in aid of the charity, encouraging friends, family, and co-workers to join in the fun.

Whitemeadow decided to hold a charity abseil, whereby everyone at Whitemeadow were encouraged to donate a pound a vote for the manager of their choice to do the abseil! Head of Production, Alan Price, was voted the ‘winner’, and they opened the event for anyone wanting to join Alan and pay an additional donation to the charity. Whitemeadow raised a total of £600, which will be matched by The Furniture Makers’ Company.

Alan said “Thank you to everyone that voted for me to throw myself off a bridge, the sponsor money raised was amazing and for a great cause. The day/abseil itself was everything rolled in to one, a great experience and a petrifying one as well, but overall, a good day. Please feel free to vote for someone else next time though!”

On the day, 8 members of the team got together at the 80ft Millers Dale Bridge in the Peak District, above the river Wye, on a gloriously sunny Saturday morning, accompanied by friends and family.

The members of the team included: Head of Production, Alan Price, Head of HR, Karen Clarridge, Head of Transport, Justin Hewitt, Head of Marketing, Zehra Gezer, Production Manager, Vicky Shetliffe, Business Data Co-ordinator, Drew Denning, Post Delivery Support Assistant, Megan Spencer and Production Quality Inspector, Georgina Lappage.

Head of Marketing, Zehra Gezer, commented “We wanted to do something fun and a bit different to our usual bake sales and dress-down days. We thought this would be something that everyone could get behind and our managers were great sports to put themselves forward for the challenge.

Although most of us don’t like heights, we had a fantastic morning with the team at Derbyshire Abseiling, everyone has enjoyed pushing themselves out of their comfort zone, and even some of the kids joined in! It helped that the weather was so nice as we had to postpone the last event due to snow, and the tea and cake at the café at the end rounded off a great morning!”.