SINCE 2008, fundraisers across the region have raised more than £1 million for good causes through the Master Cutler’s Challenge to bring in as much money as possible from £50.
And this year the Advertiser is following the progress of the team from Rotherham manufacturing firm AESSEAL. This is the first in a regular series of updates.
WE ARE two months into this year’s Master Cutler’s Challenge to raise funds for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice — and we’re determined to make it our biggest and best ever.
This is our seventh year of taking up the challenge after one of our directors, former Master Cutler Gordon Bridge, first engaged with businesses to come together and take part in the challenge to raise much needed funds for charities.
We always approach it with a huge amount of passion and drive but this year we’re all going the extra mile for Bluebell Wood.
The hospice provides amazing care for children and young adults with life-shortening or life-threatening conditions, as well as invaluable support to their families, both at home and at the hospice in North Anston.
Colleagues joined families and staff at the launch of this year’s challenge (above) and were deeply touched by the sad but inspiring story of Elsa, who lost her life to an incurable neuromuscular condition and who spent her final days with her family at Bluebell Wood.
Elsa’s dad Gareth shared how the care and support the family received helped them to cope with their devastating loss and provided precious memories of their little girl.
Hearing about the incredible work that Bluebell Wood does on a daily basis has driven us to raise as much money as possible — and we’re hoping big-hearted readers will show us their support.
We’ve already held a host of fundraising events across our UK branches, from “chocolate explosions” to dress-down Fridays and an ongoing book sale.
The AESSEAL “AESTER Challenge” got workmates working out riddles to identify locations throughout our global headquarters then solving an anagram to win an Easter egg the size of their head! Below is a picture of the winner, Brad Sowerby.
We’ve got lots of other events planned for the coming months — and we’d love you to help us support the very special work of Bluebell Wood.
You can click here to donate.
We’re also looking for donations for our raffle — if you’d like to donate a prize, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.