Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

Egger UK continue to make a BIG difference to Kielder

Karen Hunter and Hazel Ditchburn

Leading chipboard manufacturer, EGGER UK, has donated funds to help build a specially designed and equipped chalet at Calvert Trust Kielder.

The luxury holiday accommodation in Northumberland will provide a getaway for families with a disabled adult or child.

The first phase will see five chalets constructed and ultimately 15 will be built, which will see a total of 25 chalets at Kielder.

Hazel Ditchburn, Corporate & Events Fundraiser, Calvert Trust Kielder said:

“We are truly grateful to the employees at EGGER UK.  This is an ambitious project and the on-going support we receive enables us to make these improvements to benefit the work we do.  Through the generosity of local businesses such as EGGER we can continue to provide our often life changing service.”

Through its charity committee monies raised by Hexham employees, the annual donation gifted by the EGGER family and the company HQ in Austria are used to benefit local charities.

To maximise its Calvert Trust Kielder donation, EGGER took advantage of the Big Give matched funding programme. 

Karen Hunter, EGGER Charity Committee Secretary explains:

“Each year the Big Give release a Charity Champions Fund over three days, matching donations made online until the fund is exhausted for that day. You have to be quick and after two nail-biting failed attempts, we were lucky enough on the third and final day to receive some funding.

After seeing the plans and the construction of the first chalet it is great to see how our contribution will help benefit the families that come to Kielder.”


If you would like to find out more about how your company can support Calvert Trust Kielder please visit the 'Support Us' pages or you can contact a member of our Fundraising Team on 01434 250232.





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