A team of volunteers from Wates set themselves the goal of walking the Yorkshire Three Peaks, raising over £8,000 for the hospice, which offers a range of services from accommodation for children, as well as bereavement support for families and parent groups.
The donation forms part of the Wates effort to give back to the communities in which it works. Wates presence in the Yorkshire region currently includes the construction of the £100m Central Square office scheme and the development of Wellington Place, both of which are located in Leeds.
John Haigh, Corporate Fundraiser at Martin House, said:
Many thanks to everyone at Wates for taking on such a tremendous challenge. We really appreciate the effort that the team has gone to to raise such an outstanding amount of money. This money will go a long way in supporting children and young people with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, across West, North and East Yorkshire who need our support.
Our services are provided free of charge, 365 days a year, and families can choose to receive our support in their home or at the hospice. We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to keep the hospice running, so the support from Wates is very much valued by us all.
Paul Dodsworth, Business Unit Director for Wates Construction, Yorkshire and North East, commented:
“Taking part in the Three Peaks challenge was tough but also incredibly rewarding, especially knowing it was for such a great cause. Wates Construction has always been committed to investment in social value and giving back to the communities in which we work. We are all extremely proud of the contribution that we have been able to make to Martin House.”