Anniversary celebrations at EGGER Hexham raise £4,230 for the Great North Air Ambulance.
Earlier this month, EGGER celebrated the 35th anniversary of its plant in Hexham. To mark the occasion EGGER hosted an event at the Wentworth Leisure Centre for past and present employees.
The event, held on Saturday 7th September, brought together over 650 guests to celebrate EGGER’s success in the local area. Employees and their partners enjoyed an evening of food, drink and live music, and heard from Michael Egger, co-owner of the company and Bob Livesey, Commercial Director Western European Division, who both thanked employees for their hard work and commitment to EGGER.
EGGER purchased the Hexham plant from Weyroc in 1984, due to the high demand for chipboard in the UK, its proximity to Kielder Forest and excellent transport links. Today, EGGER Hexham is the largest manufacturing company in Northumberland and employs over 500 people from the local area.
A raffle was held during the celebration in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance. The cause was chosen as it provides lifesaving air ambulance services and pre-hospital care to hundreds of seriously injured or ill patients across the North-East, Cumbria and North Yorkshire every year.
Bob Livesey, Commercial Director of the Western Europe Division, said “Many of our employees have personal experience of the wonderful service that the Great North Air Ambulance provides, and we are thrilled to be donating £4,230 to this fantastic charity.”
Grahame Pickering MBE, chief executive of GNAAS, said: “We’d like to thank all those involved in making this fundraiser such a success, from the team at EGGER for choosing us, to the organisers and all those who attended the event itself. The only reason we can continue to serve Northumberland is this kind of support. The money raised will allow us to help patients in their hour of need, and I’d like to express thanks on their behalf too.”