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Industry charity bolsters northern fundraising team

Furniture Makers Christmas Ball at Mitton Hall 31The Furniture Makers’ Company, the furnishing industry’s charity, has made two key appointments to grow the organisation’s presence in the north of England and raise vital funds for the charity.

Mark McCann, Cavendish Upholstery md, has been appointed as chairman of the charity’s North West fundraising region committee. He succeeds Jan Turner, AKA PR director, who has stepped down from the voluntary role after a year.
The charity has also appointed Dave Fergus as North West fundraising assistant, replacing Louise Hicks who leaves after almost four years working at the charity. Both will work with the charity’s London head office to help organise annual fundraising events in the North West, including a clay pigeon shooting day and golf day.
‘I would like to thank Jan and Louise, respectively, for all of their hard work, which has helped us grow our network of supporters in the region. We are delighted to welcome Dave to the team and to have Mark on board as our new regional chairman in the North West,’ said Jonny Westbrooke, The Furniture Makers’ Company ceo.
‘I’m very excited to be giving something back to our industry’s charity by taking on this role. Jan has done an outstanding job raising the profile of The Furniture Makers’ Company in the North West and I look forward to building upon what she has achieved,’ added McCann.
Pictured is the 2016 Furniture Makers' Christmas Ball at Mitton Hall, which raised more than £4,000.