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Egger take on Abseil and Great North Run for Kielder

Jenna Wiseman, Arthur Harvey, Hazel Ditchburn, Sarah Yeats

A head for heights and a good supply of stamina has helped 18 EGGER employees raise over £3,000 for Calvert Trust Kielder.

Arthur Harvey, Will Masterton, Sarah Purves and Jenna Wiseman helped to raise over £1,000 after they took the plunge in the Calvert Trust Fancy Dress Abseil.

Arthur Harvey, Engineering Manager said:

“As a company we believe it’s important to take an active role in the community and show our support for local charitable organisations.  It was a great experience abseiling down the Newcastle Vermont Hotel and helping this worthwhile cause.” 

Dudley Roberts, Sarah Yeats, Jayne Dixon, Elliott Fairlie, Jackie Watson, Kevin Moore, Shaun Kingston, Thomas Coates, Dan Clarke, Andrew Turnbull, Michael Liversidge, Andy Ruddick, Ivan Newton and Shaun Kerry helped to raise over £2,000 through the Egger Runs scheme, after they successfully completed the Great North Run earlier this year.

The EGGER Runs scheme is a group wide initiative and encourages employees to participate in healthy activities.  In order to support charities, EGGER pays the equivalent of five Euros per kilometre.

Jackie Stevenson, Human Resources Manager said:

“I am absolutely delighted that our employees can help to support local organisations, through the company initiative EGGER Runs. I would take this opportunity of praising the dedication of the Calvert Trust Kielder for the opportunities they provide for people with disabilities.”

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

“We are extremely grateful to EGGER and its employees for this generous donation. As a voluntary organisation, we rely on the assistance from local people and companies. This money will be used to enable children and adults with disabilities to benefit from a much needed holiday at our centre in Kielder Water & Forest Park.”


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.



Please contact
our Fundraising Team:


Jeremy Duxbury

Tel: 01598 763221


Catherine Little

Tel: 01434 250232

Lake District

Lynn Healey

Tel: 01768 772255



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