Thirty Wilkinson Woodward staff dusted off their walking boots and took part in a 30 mile walk to raise vital funds for Working Wonders.
The event took place on Friday 11th July 2014
The Wilkinson Woodward staff (from all three of our offices in Halifax, Huddersfield and Brighouse) set off at 8am from their offices on Fountain Street in Halifax, taking part in various stages, walking either 7, 15 or the full 30 miles.
Wilkinson Woodward were hoping to raise at least £500 for Working Wonders. They surpassed their target and were able to raise £722.50!
A huge thank you to them.
In August last year 9 intrepid canoeists paddled the Caledonian Canal. The team of canoeists made up of Steve Duncan (Chair of Working Wonders), Roger Moore (Chair of the Community Foundation for Calderdale), the Hendy family and Pshemek Lyskawa canoed the 60+ miles of the canal in 3 days, starting in Fort William and finishing this gruelling challenge in Inverness.
The canoeists raised over £1,500 for Working Wonders
In 2013, I was pleased to be part of the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride. A team of 7 of us cycled 937 miles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats, over 9 days, and, in the process, raised £106,000 to support young people into work. This money paid for 23 apprentices in Calderdale and many of them are still in gainful employment.
In September 2014, I elected to continue my fundraising for Working Wonders and ran the Great North Run for this charity. Not content with this, I completed the Hell Up North mud race in November 2014.
Working Wonders is close to my heart, as Co-Chairman and a Director of the charity it is highly satisfying to help young people find that first step on the ladder to success. This charity (and Cycle for Work) is especially important to me as I was an Apprentice in Halifax and this training gave me a great start in life and helped me to understand the world of work and to develop the skills to get on with other people.
Looking forward, I am delighted to have secured a Ballot place in The London Marathon. The Marathon takes place in April 2015 and I will be running to raise more funds for Working Wonders.”