Sewtec smashes fundraising target for Northorpe 1000 club

20 December 2018

Sewtec is proud to announce that it has raised over £1,500 for a local charity, smashing its target of £1,000.

Full team photo outside of warehouse holding cheque

Back in May 2018, we agreed to join the Northorpe 1000 club – an initiative set up for local companies to raise £1,000 for the Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust. The Mirfield-based charity’s aim is to support vulnerable young people with mental health problems and offer relief and guidance to their families when it’s most needed.

By joining the 1000 club, Sewtec was committed to raising the amount by the end of the year. But through a host of fundraising events, we managed to surpass this figure, raising a whopping £1,532.13 for the Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust. We’re massively proud of all of our team for pulling together in the name of charity to raise the money, and it’s an absolute honour to donate this fund to such a worthy cause in the local area.

Tom Taylor, director of Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust said: “Sewtec Automation was the first local company to sign up to our ‘1000 Club’ committing to raise £1000 in a year to support our work improving local children’s mental health.

“We’re delighted that Sewtec smashed its target, raising over £1500. It will help fund our group activities for young people, making a real difference to lots of children’s lives.”

Sewtec managing director, Mark Cook, commented on the donation: “At Sewtec, we pride ourselves on supporting the local community and local causes, so joining the Northorpe 1000 club wasn’t an opportunity we were going to pass up. We’re delighted to be able to present this cheque to Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust and look forward to supporting the charity in the future to allow its team to offer the best support possible to young people with mental health issues in and around Mirfield.”

Northorpe Hall Child & Family Trust receives hundreds of requests for support every month from Kirklees children and families and supports them with counselling, group activities, family support and mental health advice.