Help for Heroes Donation
We're delighted to announce that, since our partnership began in 2011, Cotton Traders has raised over £1 million for Help for Heroes! The official cheque for £1,017,456 was proudly presented to the charity at our annual golf day and dinner at The Mere Resort & Spa in May this year.
Over the last 7 years, we have worked tirelessly to fundraise in support of men, women, veterans and their families who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses during their time in service. We're particularly proud to support the charity's Recovery Centre in Catterick, North Yorkshire, which plays a vital role in inspiring, enabling and supporting injured and sick Service Personnel Veterans and their families from the North West, North East and Scotland.
The funds have been raised through a variety of events and adventures - from the charity golf day itself to Coast to Coast bike rides and the Three Peaks Challenge. We have also donated all 5p carrier bag charges directly to the charity, whilst our customers can choose to donate £1 to Help for Heroes when they checkout online.
Fran Cotton, our founder, said 'We are over the moon to announce this significant milestone for both Cotton Traders and Help for Heroes. We've worked hard over the last few years to raise money so that the charity can carry out its fantastic support work for those who have suffered in the line of duty. We know the difference the £1 million we have raised will make to funding the services at Phoenix House Recovery Centre and reaching out to veterans and their families who will need help in the future.'.
Bernie Broad, ambassador for Help for Heroes and captain of the 2017 UK Invictus Games team, was present at the charity dinner to collect the cheque. He said 'We are truly humbled by this incredible donation. From the sales of merchandise to fundraiser events, Cotton Traders are always looking for ways in which they can help us and raise funds. Each and every donation helps those whose lives have been affected by their service, and their families, to live independent and fulfilling lives.'.