Heating, plumbing and bathroom products distributor F & P Wholesale has raised thousands of pounds for national wheelchair charity Whizz-Kidz during its two years of fundraising.
F & P Wholesale organised a series of events to involve everyone within the business in fundraising activity – from employees through to customers and suppliers – resulting in a final total of £37,000.
The first fund-raiser, the Back to Floor event, was launched in 2012. F & P Wholesale tasked the nine distribution centres to raise as much money as possible through bake sales, auctions and dress up days, as well as donations from customers and staff. The Wakefield distribution centre, which raised the most money, were rewarded by the F & P Directors joining the warehouse team for a day – making tea rounds, assisting with goods in and sweeping the floor.
Other fund-raising initiatives included golf days, bucket collections, Christmas card sales and sweepstakes, sky-dives, sponsored walks and a charity football match with plumbing and heating merchant, Williams and Co.
Jed Kenrick, managing director at F & P Wholesale, said: “We are thrilled with the total amount of money raised in support of Whizz-Kidz. The response and involvement from all employees, customers and affiliates was overwhelming – I want to thank everyone who donated and took part in the various challenges. I am blown away by the £37,000 total amount raised.
“There are thousands of disabled young people in the UK currently waiting for the correct wheelchairs for them. By raising as much money as we possibly could during the past two years, we have made a real contribution toward helping Whizz-Kidz get the right equipment to the right children as quickly as possible.
“All the activities undertaken by F & P Wholesale on behalf of Whizz-Kids, from the sky dive, the Neon Nightwalk events, the charity football match and the themed-dress days, supported this truly deserving cause.”