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Wythenshawe firm’s Jamfest rocks up £60,000 for brain charity

Peace, love and rock ‘n’ roll came together at The Mere Golf Resort & Spa for the Duerr’s Annual Charity Ball, this year raising a chart-topping £60,000 for Brainwave.

The Wythenshawe-based preserve and peanut butter producers are renowned for their annual themed knees-up, and with a stellar effort from all guests, this year’s ‘JamFest’ was no exception.

With wellies, wrist-bands and peace-signs galore, everyone from ‘Jimi Hendrix’ to ‘Janis Joplin’ made an appearance. Hall of fame musicians danced the night away alongside guests in Oktoberfest’s famous lederhosen and dirndls, in a festival free-for-all.

Party-goers were welcomed with a Bucks Fizz and feasted on a festival-inspired three course meal before rummaging in their bumbags to compete for auction prizes including backstage passes for Olly Murs, a money-can’t-buy trip to a Caribbean Island and VIP tickets to the X Factor final.

The money raised will go towards aiding Brainwave’s work supporting families with disabled children, providing therapy and exercise programmes to help develop children with physical and cognitive disabilities such as cerebral palsy, Down’s syndrome and autism.

Mark Duerr, managing director of F.Duerr and Sons comments: “This year had everything a good festival should have, apart from the mud and toilet queues! The room was rocking, but even better than that we raised an astonishing amount of money for a brilliant cause.

“Once again, we’ve been blown away by the generosity of our guests who are true Jamfest legends.”

Carole Headley, Development Manager at Brainwave added: “What a fantastic event! I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Duerr’s for raising such an incredible amount of money.

“The work we do is very important to families across the UK, helping children to reach their full potential; but it is dependent on donations, which is why we’re so incredibly grateful to Duerr’s for their support.”

Wythenshawe opticians aims to raise vital cash for charity

AN OPTICIANS in Wythenshawe will kick off National Eye Health Week (19-25 September) by raising vital funds in support of Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

A new partnership will not only see Specsavers in Allerton raising money for the charity, but will focus on increasing awareness of the importance of regular eye tests in preventing people from needlessly losing their sight.   Continue reading “Wythenshawe opticians aims to raise vital cash for charity”

Tree of Life Centre gets charity cash boost

tree-of-life-centre-1The Tree of Life Centre in Wythenshawe received a cash boost thanks to the charity fund-raising efforts of Manchester company Verastar, who raised £500  as part of their Community Support Scheme.

The Wythenshawe-based company has recently set up the scheme which aims to help local charities and community groups working to improve the quality of life for local people.

The Tree of Life Centre aims to improve the lives of those most deprived living in the poorest areas of the community by running a range of projects to meet outlined goals. Projects range from volunteering and foodbanks to community re-paints and health and wellbeing classes. Continue reading “Tree of Life Centre gets charity cash boost”