Howarth on trek to raise funds

12 September 2019

The Howarth Timber Group aims to raise £5,000 for its charity of the year, Cancer Research UK, from its annual fund-raising trek.

The yearly event, which has been going since 2013, will see almost 50 Howarth employees, customers and suppliers tackle a gruelling 20-mile walk around Ullswater, the Lake District’s second largest lake, during September 20-22.    

The company renewed Cancer Research UK as its charity of the year after the death of Zsu Graves, a much-valued colleague from the firm’s accounts team at the New Holland site. 

“We’re now into our sixth year of undertaking charity challenges but this year will be like no other as we remember and celebrate the life of Zsu who sadly lost her battle with cancer earlier this year,” said Alistair Howarth, internal sales at Howarth Timber Group.

“As a company, we wish to support everyone taking part and maximise the amount raised. That is why our joint chairman Nicholas Howarth has decided that all Howarth Timber Group employees, will have the cost of the weekend paid for by the business.”

Howarth employees will continue to raise funds for Cancer Research UK throughout 2019 with a range of fund-raising initiatives such as Sport Shirt Friday and a darts competition in the pipeline. 

‘Team Howarth’ on a previous charity walk