The staff team at Timberwolf, the UK’s leading wood chipper manufacturer, have completed their year of fundraising for brain injury charity Headway Suffolk and raised £2,495.
Keen to support local charities, Timberwolf employees voted Headway Suffolk as their chosen charity for 2020 because they felt that Headway’s commitment to care for and rehabilitate those in need of their services was something they wanted to help with.
Little were Timberwolf, who are based in Stowmarket, to know of the challenges they would meet courtesy of COVID-19, and various fundraising events had to be cancelled as a result.
But undeterred, three sponsored challenges were undertaken over the summer months, which included their HR team each walking at least 84,000 steps a week over two months. Fortunately they were rewarded with some lovely weather!
Having hoped to enter various strength competitions in 2020, Timberwolf’s Product Marketing Manager Antony Alexander utilised his training to raise money by donating £1 for every KG he lifted on the three-standard power-lifting competition lifts – squat, bench press and dead lift.
And over one weekend in July, their Technical Author took on the Peddars Way, an epic walk of 46 miles, managing to complete most of the challenge on the Saturday!
Timberwolf also took part in Headway’s Cycle Ride & Walk event in September. The result of all this is a fantastic amount of money raised and hopefully all must have completed their challenges much healthier!
In addition, a Timberwolf Library was set up at the beginning of the year, raffles were organised in February and December and, together with numerous donations, meant that the final total raised at the end of a difficult year was an amazing £2,495.89.
Chris Perry, Managing Director at Timberwolf, said: “”It has been a privilege to be involved with Headway Suffolk throughout a very difficult year. Their work in the community has been tireless providing care for those in need and that support is now more important than ever.
“Without Covid-19 we could have done so much more. We wish them all the very best for 2021.”
Headway Suffolk is a registered charity that supports local adults living with brain injury, stroke and neurological conditions with rehabilitation, therapy and support services.
David Crane, Communications and Marketing Officer at Headway Suffolk, said: “We are extremely grateful to Timberwolf’s staff for their efforts in raising such a fantastic amount for Headway Suffolk’s services.
“To adapt the challenges they had planned and find new ways of fundraising through a pandemic is a real credit to their team and motivation to support Headway’s services across Suffolk.
“We simply could not survive, especially through a challenging past 12 months without the generosity of companies like Timberwolf, so we truly are thankful for their support.”