Supporting Charities

2021

In 2021 we are supporting three local charities.

To mark the Woodhead Group’s 75th Anniversary, over the next 12 months the Edwinstowe based group will be supporting three Charities. Staff will be involved in a number of exciting fundraising plans to give back to the local community.

In 2021/22 we will be supporting:

  • Mind Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
  • The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance
  • Edwinstowe and the Dukeries Lions Club

Charity in Focus: The Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

Woodhead Group Supporting Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance Charity

No one wakes up thinking they will need the help of the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, but each day the highly skilled crew are called to an average of three people in need of urgent medical care.

Tanya Taylor Corporate Partnerships Manager says: “At the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance patients are at the heart of everything we do. With crews on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year, our highly skilled doctors and paramedics help people involved in life threatening incidents across Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire & beyond. Whether on board the helicopter or one of our Critical Care Cars, the crew transports a mini A&E department to patients involved in emergencies ranging from cardiac arrest and road traffic collisions, to assaults.”

Charity in Focus: Edwinstowe and the Dukeries Lions Club

 

Edwinstowe and The Dukeries Lions are ordinary people who do extraordinary things to help others and support good causes throughout our community and beyond. We love to help others and make things happen.

Our Lions club supports a range of good causes and projects in our area including: Edwinstowe Church rooms kitchen refurb, local sports clubs, John Eastwood Hospice, delivering community (2000) magazines monthly, Roar 2021 an exciting IDEAS competition for Key Stage 2 pupils, support the ROPE Project who provide household items to families, men and women who have fled domestic abuse or have been homeless rough sleeping, local Scouts and Message in a bottle which helps persons who may not be coherent at the time when emergency services are sent for. They gave all Primary schools 4 Wild Tribe Heroes books which have stories on how to save the planet and of course we invite Santa to join us in December for our annual sleigh run throughout the local area. And MUCH more.

Robert Crampton, President of the club says: “MASSIVE Thank You to The Woodhead Group for choosing The Edwinstowe and The Dukeries Lions Club (CIO) as one of their charities to celebrate their 75th Anniversary.”

Charity in Focus: MIND Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Mind exist to provide support, information and guidance on mental health issues. Their vision is to ensure that everyone experiencing a mental health issue gets both support and respect.

The Covid-19 Pandemic has had a huge impact on mental health. Unfortunately, within the construction industry, there is a higher rate of suicide, compared to falls on site each year. We are raising funds for Mind Nottinghamshire by taking part in exciting activities over the course of the year alongside our customers and supply chain.

Jo Sanders, Partnerships & Promotions at Mind Nottinghamshire said: “Thank you so much for holding the event and supporting us. It was a real success and you should feel very proud. It was great to be there and we were able to have some really good conversations with people and give them information about the support that’s out there for them.”

2020 & 2019

In 2019 and 2020 we continued to support charitable causes at a local level.

Through the B@Home Partnership with Bolsover District Council, Woodhead Group are helping I-Venture; a local Bolsover charity that offers opportunities to young people from the Bolsover District. We are supporting I-Venture with an assortment of exciting fundraising activities: a fashion show, a Gatsby-styled ball, a football tournament and a ‘spin, row, run’ exercise to raise funds for a ten day citizenship programme trip to South Africa.

So far this year Woodhead Group have also contributed funds towards a much needed minibus for Rhubarb Farm, a social enterprise supporting vulnerable people using horticultural therapy. It works with people of all needs and abilities in and around north Nottinghamshire and north Derbyshire.

2018

In 2018 we supported a variety of local charities.

As a local, family owned company, in 2018 Woodhead Group focussed on supporting local charities. This included raising funds for various charities, such as for Sherwood Forest Trust throughout National Tree Week and for Save the Children with a Christmas jumper day in our offices.

Christmas Jumper Day 2018 at Boston Enterprise Centre

Other charities Woodhead Group supported in 2018 include local foodbanks by our offices – the Ollerton Foodbank by our Head Office in Edwinstowe, and the Lincoln Foodbank by our Lincoln Office, both of which do great work helping the community. We also supported Maggie’s Nottingham, which provides support for anyone affected by cancer. They were chosen as the charity of the year at the fbe East Midlands Chairman’s Awards Dinner. Woodhead Group matched the donations of all other sponsors there to raise extra money for the charity and the important work they do.

Along with our client Nottingham City Homes, Woodhead Group also sponsored Nottingham Pride in July 2018, supporting the LGBT+ community and celebrating love.

Jenna Frudd, Head of Business Development commented “It was great to be able to support Nottingham City Homes at Pride this year, their (NCH) work to raise awareness of these issues faced by LGBT+ people in the industry is massively important.  We want our workforce to be diverse, confident, healthy and happy, and events like this encourage a culture of acceptance.”

2017

In 2017 we promoted and supported mental well-being.

Woodhead Group named Mind, the mental health charity as their Charity of the Year in 2017.

Every year, one in four will experience a mental health problem, but hundreds of thousands still get no support at all. Mind was chosen because of its commitment to mental health, aiming to give support to everyone experiencing mental health problems, as well as campaigning for better services and reducing the stigma and discrimination associated with mental health. Mind is here to ensure no one should have to face a mental health problem alone.

Kathleen Miles, Director of Fundraising at Mind, said: “We are hugely grateful to Woodhead Group for choosing Mind as its charity of the year and helping to ensure that we can support the one in four people who experience a mental health problem in any given year. Money raised over the course of this partnership will allow us to continue to be there for people who need it, when they need it the most, and to fight to make sure that everyone with a mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve.”

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2016

In 2016 we wanted to mark our 70th anniversary by making a difference.

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Woodhead Group set and exceeded a fundraising target of £25,593 – £1 a day for every day of the company’s 70 year history. The company raised £30,798.59 in 2016.

Managing Director David Woodhead and Finance Director Hilary Cheshire chose to support The Prince’s Trust and St Mary’s Church in Edwinstowe throughout 2016. Both charities benefited from a number of employee led fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

The Prince’s Trust was chosen due to its long-standing relationship with the construction industry, and the support it provides for 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. St Mary’s Church Edwinstowe has strong links to the local company as David and Hilary’s father, who founded the company in 1946, was a bellringer at the church.

 

If you are a charity and would like to request support please contact us