Charity

  • Yorkshire Three Peaks Fundraising Challenge

    A huge well done to members of the British Hardwoods Production Team who successfully conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge at the weekend. The gruelling walk includes the local peaks of Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough (plus all the bits in between). They completed the walk in just 11 hours - raising funds for the mental health charity "Mind".

    The intrepid team - James, Ben, Steve, Jamie, John and Nick

    Before the walk, Ben said:

    ". . . We are a group of normal men working manual jobs living normal lives. We spend all day every day together (well Monday-Friday) and are lucky enough to have the ability to chat and check in with each other, not everyone has that. We all know someone who has suffered in silence with mental health or have experienced this ourselves. We chose Mind because we want to increase awareness and spread the word that it is ok to not be ok. With this in mind we want to push ourselves to complete the Yorkshire Three Peaks in under 12 hours . . ."

    Well, they certainly achieved that. Some 50,000 steps later and the boys were home and dry, nursing aching limbs and blistered feet, all in aid of a very worthy cause. We are all very proud of their team effort and extremely impressed that they all made it into work today, footsore but ready to go.

    If you would like to support their fundraising efforts for this very important charity, their JustGiving fundraising page can be found here >>

  • The Bronte Sportive Cycling Challenge

    The Bronte Sportive Cycling challenge may not be one of the longest sportives, however, mile for mile, it is recognised as one of the toughest in the UK. With such a demanding challenge, we were proud to have supported one of our members of staff, Nigel, on his quest to attack one of the four routes of the sportive, known as 'The Monster', covering 90 miles spanning Bronte Country, the South Pennines and the Yorkshire Dales.

    We were thrilled to see Nigel still in form and in one piece the following day of the race. He explained to us, that part way through the race, someone had removed relevant signposts for participants following 'The Monster' route and consequently there were a group of cyclists who ended up lost in the Dales. Nigel managed to find his way back completing 65 miles, and if you're cycling around in circles in the Dales, that's certainly no mean feat! Well done to Nigel and who knows, he might try it again next year (and do it properly).

    The Bronte Sportive is in support of Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice, situated in West Yorkshire, who provide care and and support to people with life-limiting conditions, which can involve complex physical or psychological problem.

    Nigel cycling throughout the Yorkshire Dales Nigel cycling throughout the Yorkshire Dales
  • British Hardwoods Foray Into Football

    British Hardwoods are delighted to announce a sponsorship link up with local football team Silsden Rams under-9’s. The youngsters will proudly wear their red and black strip with the British Hardwoods logo on the front. The link transpired through Sam Fearnley, the son of British Hardwoods head of production Jason.  With the team in need of a kit supplier, Sam asked his Dad if British Hardwoods would be willing to help. Managing director Tony Fillingham felt it would be a great opportunity to help out a local club as well as promoting British Hardwoods in the area.

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    The Rams play in the Keybury under 9’s league with the majority of their games on Saturdays and Sundays, as well training once a week. We would like to wish Silsden Rams Under 9’s all the best for the coming season. Just try not to outgrow your new kits too quickly!

     

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