JT Dove aim to raise £20,000 for charity

Published:  28 June, 2017

JT Dove Ltd, a North East-based builder’s merchants, have swapped tools for trainers for a series of charity fundraising efforts with the goal of raising £20,000 for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund at the Freeman Hospital.

Last year, JT Dove raised a massive £10,000 as part of the ‘CHUF ‘n’ builders’ initiative. This year, the team looks to double up on its success and raise £20,000 through a wide range of fundraisers and events, concluding with 16 employees competing in the Great North Run with a goal of raising at least £4,000.

The charity effort sees all 17 JT Dove sites across the North East getting involved, with events being held throughout the year.

The business aims to include its customers as well – with golf days, sponsored walks and bike rides, bake sales, body waxing and even a charity van wash.

A customer race day held earlier in the year in Gosforth Park has already raised £6,000 towards the target.

Steve Robinson, Managing Director at JT Dove, said: “We wanted to raise a meaningful amount of money for a charity where that money would make a real, tangible difference.”

It is possible to donate to JT Dove’s fund either by calling 01912 295 025 or emailing lyndaparkin@jtdove.co.uk.

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