17 June 2024, 04:06
By Furniture News Mar 29, 2022

Charity abseil bolsters industry campaign

Members of Whitemeadow's team held a charity abseil last weekend to raise money for The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Step 2 It campaign, which aims to raise £250,000 to support people from the trade who have been impacted by Covid-19.

Staff at the sofamaker were encouraged to donate a pound a vote for the manager of their choice to perform the abseil. 

Head of production, Alan Price, was voted the ‘winner’, and the business then 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.

On the day, eight members of the team gathered at the 80ft Millers Dale Bridge in the Peak District, above the river Wye, accompanied by friends and family.

The members of the team included: 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.

Zehra Gezer comments: “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 cafe at the end rounded off a great morning!”

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