Cotton Traders take to the Green to raise more than £1 million for Help For Heroes
Cheshire-based clothing company Cotton Traders has exceeded its £1 million fundraising target this week after hosting a bumper charity golf day and gala dinner.
The glamorous event was held at The Mere Resort & Spa, Knutsford and raised money for long-term charity partner, Help For Heroes.
More than 330 suppliers and friends enjoyed the event making it the company’s biggest and most well-attended yet. Guests enjoyed a day’s golfing, a fantastic three-course meal, and live music entertainment in the evening.
Cotton Traders have been supporting the military fund since 2011 and, following the success of Thursday’s event, have now generated a total £1.2 million for ex Servicemen and women and their families.
As well as the annual golf and dinner gala, the leisurewear retailer organised a Three Peaks Challenge and Coast to Coast bike ride, donates proceeds from their five pence plastic carrier bag charge and helps customers donate online.
Their outstanding work in support of Help For Heroes has seen them shortlisted for best long-term charity partnership at the Corporate Engagement Award in London on the 12th June.
As part of their ongoing support, Cotton Traders is now providing funding for a Heroes Recovery Centre in Catterick, North Yorkshire.
Cotton Traders CEO Nick Hamblin, said: “This year’s event has been absolutely fantastic and we’re so pleased to be able to raise even more money for this brilliant charity so it can continue to support those who have suffered in the line of duty. “
Invictus Games athlete Pete Dunning, a Help for Heroes Ambassador and guest speaker at the event added: “Cotton Traders have worked tirelessly to support our cause and we are truly humbled by their incredible donations. From the sales of merchandise to fundraiser events, they’re always looking for ways in which they can help us.
“Each and every donation helps those lives have been affected by their Service, and their families, to live independent and fulfilling lives.”