Crewe company sponsors 3.5km walk at Cheshire castle gardens - with staff taking part
By Ryan Parker
25th May 2023 | News
A large family-owned Crewe company sponsored a 3.5km walk at scenic Cheshire castle gardens - with staff taking part in the event.
On Saturday 20 May, Wrenbury-based charity The Wingate Centre hosted the 'Walk the Wingate 3.5km' at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens - raising a total of over £3,000.
This event was sponsored by charity partners, Swansway Motor Group.
Of the 141 participants in the event, 18 were Swansway Motor Group employees and their guests.
The event celebrated the charity's important work as part of The Wingate Centre's 35-year anniversary and Wingate35 campaign.
Opening its doors in 1988, the charity was established by parents of children with a range of disabilities who had learned to appreciate the benefits of gymnastics for their children.
Today, The Wingate Centre is devoted to enriching the lives of children and people with all levels of physical and learning disabilities, offering a range of services, including hosting residential holidays for schools and groups, specialised gym and rebound therapy sessions.
As a long-standing charity partner, Swansway Motor Group, were eager to get involved with the Wingate35 campaign, as the centre needs £350,000 a year to keep its doors open.
The campaign sees the Wingate Centre ask people to raise funds through their own personal 35.
This could be baking 35 cakes and selling them, running 35 miles to raise money or in the case of Swansway Motor Group, donating £3,500 to sponsor the Walk the Wingate 3.5km.
The event was a great success, with participants enjoying taking part in a warm-up, walking the 3.5km around the beautiful gardens in the brilliant sunshine, and enjoying refreshments and games at the end of the event.
Fundraiser at The Wingate Centre, Jenny Monro, said: "We were so happy to see lots of people join in on our 35th birthday celebrations, by taking part in the Walk the Wingate 3.5km at Cholmondeley Castle Gardens.
"We cannot thank Swansway Motor Group enough for its sponsorship and support.
"All the money raised from the walk will go back into The Wingate Centre and continue the work we do in brightening the lives of children and young adults with SEND."
Swansway Motor Group director, David Smyth, was "proud" of his company's team members supporting local charities and causes.
He added: "The Walk the Wingate 3.5km was a great success and we are pleased to support The Wingate Centre with their Wingate35 campaign.
"It was fantastic to see the Swansway Family get involved with the event, we are always proud when our team members support local charities and causes."
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