A trio of local businessmen raised over £600 towards Derwen College’s 2017 fundraising target when they participated in the Oswestry Half Marathon recently.
Managing directors Dean Jones and Joshua Weaver and Marketing Executive, Adam Thomas from a local printing company in Welshpool; We Are Promotional Products, took the plunge and decided to run the Oswestry Half Marathon in aid of Derwen College. We Are Promotional Products kindly donated printed T-Shirts for all those running for the college.
“We are hugely grateful for the amount they have raised – £610 and we would like to say a MASSIVE thank you. This fundraising will go towards our £50,000 target this year needed to make repairs to the college swimming pool” said Jade Turner, Charity Marketing Officer at Derwen College.
“The support from the community and businesses such as this is so important to us a charity and anybody interested in getting involved with fundraising can find out more at www.supportderwen.org.uk” Jade continued.
As Derwen College celebrates its 90th birthday this year their fundraising target of £50,000 is needed to ensure the swimming pool on site remains in service. This highly valuable and popular resource has served the students well for over 40 years and is used for sport, recreation, canoe training for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award as well as therapies.
“The training was hard work and we are still in pain, but it was well worth it in the end! We had a great day at the Half Marathon and felt proud to be raising money for Derwen College” – said Dean Jones, We Are Promotional Products.