2015 was set to be a busy year right from the outset, with the firm setting its annual fundraising target at £2,500.00, to be divided equally between two nominated charities – Epilepsy Action and Alzheimer’s Society.
Throughout the course of the year, the staff at Hatchers participated in various outdoor events across the county, come rain or shine. There was certainly no shortage of challenges across the region. Weston Park hosted the Pretty Muddy Mud Run, 10km races took place in Ellesmere and Market Drayton and the Macmillan Colour Run was held in the picturesque grounds of Hawkstone Park. The staff at Hatchers seemed to enjoy a bit of mud and a physical challenge, with many team members taking part and achieving personal bests whilst enjoying raising funds for their nominated charities.
As is the tradition at Hatchers, there were also a number of bake sales, lunches and a Christmas jumper day organised in-house. A particular highlight was the staff bake-off, which featured a triple chocolate brownie technical challenge and savoury scone round. This, combined with a dress-down, perhaps more accurately described as a dress-up day, helped raise additional funds for Children in Need.
The annual Hatchers quiz took place in September, with eighteen teams from various local businesses taking part. This raised £1,040.00 which pushed the annual fundraising above target, with a grand total of £3,148.19 raised in aid of Epilepsy Action and Alzheimer’s Society.
2016 promises to be another exciting year for fundraising. This year’s nominated charities include Cancer Research UK and local charity, Riding for the Disabled.
Lindsey Walker, Charity Event Organiser at Hatchers, commented “Whilst not everyone enjoys mud, sweat and tears, we all had great fun in 2015 raising funds for such worthy causes. We look forward to more of the same for the year ahead.”