Don’t look down…

Whitemeadow staff have raised funds for The Furniture Makers’ Company’s Step 2 It campaign by abseiling 80ft off a bridge.

Staff were encouraged to donate a pound a vote for the manager of their choice to do the abseil, with Alan Price, head of production being the ‘winner’. The event was then opened to anyone wanting to join Price, paying an additional donation to the charity. 

Some £600 was raised, which will be matched by The Furniture Makers’ Company.  

The team of Price; Karen Clarridge, head of HR; Justin Hewitt, head of transport; Zehra Gezer, head of marketing, Vicky Shetliffe, production manager; Drew Denning, business data co-ordinator; Megan Spencer, post delivery support assistant, and Georgina Lappage, production quality inspector. Along with friends and family gathered at Millers Dale Bridge in the Peak District, above the River Wye, on Saturday morning.

‘We wanted to do something fun and a bit different to our usual bake sales and dress-down days. We thought this would be something that everyone could get behind and our managers were great sports to put themselves forward for the challenge. Although most of us don’t like heights, we had a fantastic morning with the team at Derbyshire Abseiling, everyone has enjoyed pushing themselves out of their comfort zone, and even some of the kids joined in. It helped that the weather was so nice as we had to postpone the last event due to snow, and the tea and cake at the café at the end rounded off a great morning,’ says Gezer.

WhitemeadowAbseil team


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