J Tomlinson raise over £1000 for Nottingham City Hospitals Charity Trust
July 11, 2017
On July 1st 2017, a team of J Tomlinson employees ranging from engineers to office staff took to the River Trent to take part in Nottingham’s annual Dragon Boat Race, in a bid to raise money for Nottingham University Hospitals Charity Trust.
A total of 12 teams competed on the day, including hospital staff and local businesses operating within the county, with groups of family, friends and colleagues cheering on all participants from the side-lines. True to their chosen team name, the race saw the Pirates of J Tomlinson paddling their way to the finish line dressed in bandanas, eye-patches and waistcoats, with other teams opting for superhero costumes, surgical scrubs, and even a 101 Dalmatians theme!
Finishing the day in 2nd place, the J Tomlinson crew managed to raise an outstanding £1,072.00 for the trust, which will be used to enhance facilities, fund new equipment, provide important additional services, support staff development and initiate local medical research at Queen’s Medical Centre (including Nottingham Children’s Hospital), City Hospital, Ropewalk House and Hayward House.
The Trust is J Tomlinson’s chosen charity for 2017. From darts tournaments to bake-offs, the business has organised and participated in various sponsored events so far this year, with many more planned throughout the year organised by our own Charity Committee.
Mark Davis, CEO of J Tomlinson, commented, “We’ve had great feedback from the Nottingham City Hospitals Charity Trust for the work we’ve done so far, and we look forward to making it a greater contribution for the rest of the year.
A special thank you to those who put all of their effort into drumming up enthusiasm and supporting our business’s social values, without which achievements like this just would not happen.”