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On 13 November, over 100 quiz goers braved the wind and rain to attend the first Bridge Builder quiz, raffle and stand up bingo night out as St Oswald’s Social Club in Padgate, Warrington.
Warrington Youth Club launches ‘Buddy Up in the Gym’, a mentoring project part-funded by Bridge Builder.
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The Bridgewater NHS cricket team (in partnership with Bridge Builder Community Trust Fund) took on the St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust (Whiston Hospital) team on Tuesday 8 September at Newton Cricket Club!
An elite team of Bridgewater colleagues, families and friends took to the streets of Wigan on Sunday 6 September to participate in the Wigan 10k run in aid of Bridge Builder.
Photo (left to right): Karen Bent, Jessica Johnson, Paula Johnson, Jeff Ahmed, Eugene Lavan, Linda Taberner and Harry Lavan. A special mention also to Gill Jolley and Tracey Catterall who unfortunately weren’t available for the team photo!
Congratulations to all runners on completing the course, and thank you so much for your support and generosity.
Congratulations to Adam Britton from the Bridgewater Communications team for taking on the high voltage Adrenaline Rush urban assault course challenge at Heaton Park (Manchester) on behalf of Bridge Builder on 1 August.
The 10k challenge included mud trenches, ring grappling, river runs, outdoor container runs, wall jumps and an airbag drop, so it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted. Thanks for your support Adam!
On 5 August, the Bridge Builder grant funding panel was delighted to award grants to four local health & wellbeing projects:
- Winstanley Warriors Under 10’s football team (Wigan)
- Warrington Youth Club (Warrington)
- UC Crew (St Helens)
- GoaLCo (Wigan)
The panel were delighted in the quality of applications we received with some inspiring groups receiving funding to help with their projects, and we have shared these success stories on the Our Projects page.
The mountain bike raffle at the Staff Awards in March raised an incredible £188.00. The Trust-wide cake and bake sale raised a fantastic £95.48. Linda Agnew’s jam and chutney sale raised a £50.00 for the charity, with a further £26.00 going to Comic Relief.
Chief Executive Colin Scales and Palliative Care Facilitator Clare Moss attempted to kayak the full length of the Bridgewater Canal from Leigh to Runcorn.
Unfortunately the challenge was cut short halfway into their journey due to bad weather, so they have vowed to go back next summer to complete what they admirably began!