Witham Group Raises Funds for Charities at Annual Ball
Local family run business and Royal Warrant Holder, The Witham Group, held its annual charity ball in January and raised a fantastic £7,250 for local and national charities chosen for being close to the hearts of colleagues.
The Lincolnshire based company, who manufacture lubricants and paints, has been hosting the annual ball for employees, suppliers and customers since 1993 and raises money for charity every year through an auction and raffle.
This year, the money raised has been shared between four fantastic charities:
Prostate Cancer UK - whose top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. They’re investing millions to find better treatments and better tests that can spot fast-growing cancers early, and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
LIVES – LIVES attend to 999 medical emergencies across Lincolnshire, supporting the highly pressured NHS and ambulance service. They will put the money raised towards life saving defibrillators.
Lincolnshire MS Therapy Centre – A charity supporting people who suffer from the debilitating illness Multiple Sclerosis in Lincolnshire. They offer a variety of treatments, holistic therapies and classes for anyone with a neurological condition.
Sophies Journey – Sophie’s Journey provides free holidays for children with cancer and their families in Lincolnshire. The charity was set up in memory of a girl called Sophie Robinson who sadly passed away in January 2016 from an aggressive brain tumour. The charity also exists to provide comfort and support to children enduring cancer treatments.
Prizes for the raffle and auction were generously donated by Witham’s suppliers, customers and employees, and donations were made on the night by all the event’s attendees.
Witham Group has a long history of fundraising with their charitable events, from their annual ball to lawnmower races and driving challenges. Their latest fundraising event brings the total to nearly £110,000 raised for charities over the years.
Nigel R Bottom, Witham Group MD, commented: “We are very proud to have raised this money at our Charity Ball for these fantastic and worthwhile charities. Our teams, customers and suppliers have been very generous, raising thousands of pounds that will improve the lives of people in Lincolnshire and across the UK.”
NOTES TO EDITOR
The Witham Group team presenting their fundraising cheques to the four charities.
The Witham Group’s annual charity ball raised a fantastic £7,250 for local and national charities.
Prostate Cancer UK is a charity whose top priority is funding research to stop prostate cancer killing men. They are investing millions to find better treatments and better tests
that can stop fast-growing cancers early and could be used in a screening programme to save thousands of lives.
Thanks to research, they now know exactly what needs to be done to reduce the number of men being killed and lives damaged.
LIVES is a charity that helps to provide emergency responders, first aid training and clinical
governance support to help save lives and be there when the emergency services cannot.
They have qualified and skilled medical volunteers, living and working in communities in Lincolnshire and work with organisations and businesses to teach people how to react in a spectrum of different emergency situations.
The Lincolnshire MS Therapy Centre is a charity for those who suffer from the debilitating
illness Multiple Sclerosis. The centre is part of a network of 65 national centres across the UK which provide a variety of treatments, holistic therapies, and classes.
Sophie’s Journey provides free holidays for children with cancer and their families in Lincolnshire.
The charity was set up in memory of a girl called Sophie Robinson who sadly passed away in January 2016 from an aggressive brain tumour in her brain. The charity offers a holiday in a dedicated caravan at the Golden Sands Holiday Park in Mablethorpe.
The charity also exists to provide comfort and support to children enduring cancer treatments.
ABOUT THE WITHAM GROUP
Witham Oil and Paint Ltd is a privately owned, family run business with its Head Office and Lubricant manufacturing based in Lincoln. We also have a trade depot in Soham. The business is today collectively known as the Witham Group and is now one of the UK’s leading independent manufacturers and suppliers of a whole range of commercial and industrial lubricants and paints.
We started off making cycle oil and candle wax and the company grew with machinery innovations at the time, to make lubricants for factories and agricultural machinery and transport in the Lincolnshire and East Anglian areas. We are extremely proud to now be celebrating 100 years of business and over the past century have grown a rich heritage and strong reputation built on quality, looking after our people, our customers and the environment.
Over the past 15 years or so, Witham Group has grown faster than its previous 85 year history. The business has diversified into new innovative products and sectors and worked hard to put the environment at the heart of what we do. We remain committed and focused on our customers old and new.
We now employ around 50 employees across the two sites in Lincoln and Soham and have a customer focused sales team throughout the Midlands, Yorkshire and East of England. Our team is our most valuable asset and key to our success. We are immensely proud with the incredible longevity of service we hold across the Group and believe that it is our people, at all levels throughout the company, who make the difference between average and exceptional performance.
Today we are proud to be preferred suppliers of award-winning oils, paints, greases and other essential products to a huge array of businesses throughout the UK and abroad. Using only the highest quality raw materials, we meet both the latest original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requirements and worldwide industry specifications for all standards.
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