Torque Community – Fabulous Funraising

April 24, 2018

As we have begun to dive wholeheartedly into fundraising for our wonderful new charities, Wakefield RDA and Rainbow Ward, Wigan Hospital, we thought it important to take the time to congratulate and celebrate the Torque team for the enormous effort they put in fundraising in 2017/18.

A year of fundraising saw Torque employees raise a whopping £6247.55 which, in addition to the £10,000 (£5000 each) the Torque business donates meant Inn Churches and Crigglestone Daycare received £8,123.78 each! The two charities have used the money wisely and invested in improvements to their facilities, which allows them to provide a better service to those dependent on them.

We would like to say a huge thank you to every single one of our employees who baked cakes, made snacks, ran tombolas or raffles, guessed how many sweets were in the jar, donated food, prizes or just took part. We’re incredibly proud of the hard-work they all put in and their generosity. Read below to see the great work that is being accomplished as a direct result of their efforts.

Inn Churches – Bradford

Inn Churches, who provide shelter and support to the homeless or vulnerably housed are using the money to rebuild and add to their warehouse which stores food many people rely on to get by. In addition to this they are able to add a catering and food prep area within their warehouse so they can better prepare meals for the homeless and families it supports. With the number of people in the UK relying on food banks to survive now in its millions, the work Inn Churches do it incredibly important.

Martin Dewhurst from Inn Churches says:
“The generous donation from all the team at Torque will enable us to increase the operational efficiency and organisation of our warehouse. We use the warehouse as a hub to re-distribute surplus food to 30 community groups and charities around Bradford, contributing to 238,000 meals for vulnerable individuals and families.”

Crigglestone Day Care – Wakefield

Crigglestone Day Care is a Co-operative and Community Benefit Society operating on Not for Profit basis. They offer free full day care for children from the age of around 8 months to school age. Education at this age is vital for children’s learning and development, and it enables parents to get back to work and earn providing much needed support to families.

Crigglestone Day Care are using Torque’s donation to build a new playground for the children in its care and a new classroom for their youngest attendees.

The support we have received from Torque has enabled us to significantly improve our provision. We installed a new fence to improve the outdoor area so children could benefit from free flow access to outdoor provision every day. New resources were purchased to enhance learning environments throughout the setting. The overall look of our day care room is now much improved, this could not have happened without the funding we received from Torque. All our staff and families would like to say a big thankyou to Torque for providing much needed support.”

To find out more about the two community projects, visit their websites at Inn Churches or Crigglestone Daycare.