Willmott Dixon Annual Charity Dinner Fundraiser

Having had a year off in 2020, Willmott Dixons annual charity dinner was held on 23rd October 2021, to raise vital funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association – a charity who need help more than ever due to the challenges of the pandemic.

They have supported Willmott Dixons Ian Waterland and they fund care, campaigning and research to achieve a world free from MND – Motor Neurone Disease Association

Willmott Dixons event in 2019 raised over £3000, but only through the continued support from their valued supply chain.

Brendan Maude, Wingate Electrical manager in our Leeds office, kindly donated to the raffle, a day inside his professional race car with a professional coach as a prize.

Wilmott Dixon raised over £4,000 which has been split between three charities:

Christie
Tiny Lives
Motor Neurone Disease Association

British Heart Foundation Mud Run

Wingate employees from our London office took part in a mud run to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation, in memory of our colleague Mark Smith who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Darren Borg, London regional director said:

A big thank you to everyone that supported us and donated to the British Heart Foundation , we managed to raise over £2,000.00 for a great cause and in fond memory of our colleague Mark Smith who sadly passed earlier this year.

Marks family came out to support us on the day which helped us round the very tough circuit.

Also thanks to the team on the day it was a great effort by all and getting round in 1h 29m was a fantastic achievement .

The team picture before the run; left to right:

Luc Bates

Simon Chan

Darren Kinsley

Daren Borg

Tommy Brunning

Harry Haley

Tony Taylor

 

And the mucky after photo:

Well done to all involved.

HS2 donate new classroom bus to Old Oak Primary School

School children near to HS2’s Old Oak Common site in West London have a new learning space, thanks to several contractors. A revamped bus has been fitted out to create an exciting, vibrant space for them. It’s just been opened by local MP Andy Slaughter.

Costain-Skanska Joint Venture, who are delivering the HS2 Enabling Works programme in London, joined up with their supply chain to overhaul the bus, which was donated by RATP Dev London.

Visually, the bus has been completely revamped with a wrapping which has decorated the bus in a ‘bubble and squeak’ style, designed by the school. Astroturf has been used in part on the floor and walls, adding to the sensory experience of the environment.

Harry Haley, London Contracts Manager, said:

“Wingate are proud to have contributed to this project which will be of great benefit to the school and support the local community.”  

   

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British Heart Foundation Charity Event

In recognition of our employee Mark Smith who sadly passed away back in May 2021, the London office is taking part in this year’s Nuclear race in Brentwood on 6th November 2021 – https://nuclear-races.co.uk/

Mark Smith was well known and well respected within the Wingate family, his passing was a shock to all and a reminder how precious life is.

He dedicated his life to his family, job and helping others.

You can help us raise money for this great cause by donating directly to my fundraising page – https://www.justgiving.com/MarkSmithWingate.

JustGiving sends your donation straight to British Heart Foundation and automatically reclaims Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer, so your donation is worth even more.

Thank you for your support!

Kind regards,

Wingate Electrical (London)

London Apprentices

Wingate would like to welcome some of our apprentices to the London region. Below our regional director Darren Borg welcomes seven new members to the Wingate team.

Wingate recruit apprentices personally, at ages from under 18’s to adult trainees up to 23yrs of age. We support all new apprentices throughout their journey to becoming qualified electricians and plumbers. We have supported apprentices young and old for 45  years and will continue to do so.

London Apprentices Training

Wingate recently held an IIF Behavioural Safety Session which included welcoming our 3 new Electrical Apprentices – Flynn Duncan, Charlie Woodham and Daryl Murphy – to our London team.

A big thank you to the Construction Skills Centre for the use of their excellent facilities at Elephant Park.

Thanks also to Lend Lease for allowing this to happen and in particular to Frankie Brown (Manager Lend Lease) for taking time out to speak to our new wide-eyed apprentices, giving them an insight into the industry from a different perspective.

Wingate Charity Golf Day

Wingate are proud sponsors of Naomi House and Jacksplace Hospices for children and young adults. www.naomihouse.org.uk

In support of this we held a Charity Golf Day at Basingstoke Golf Club on Thursday 23rd May.

Congratulations to John F Hunt who were winners on the day.

Thanks to the following companies who attended:-

Abird/HSS; Aggreko; Anixter; Batt Cables; Biosite; Blakeley Electrics; Critical Power Solutions; Cleveland Cables; Edmundson Electrical; Emerald Colour; El-Bjorn; Fasttrack;

Jardine Lloyd Thompson; John F Hunt; KES; Ramtech; Rullion All Trades; Rexel; Wolsley.

Also, thanks to the following Companies who were unable to attend but kindly donated to the day:-

McLaren Resourcing; UK Cables; Boels Rentals; On-Site; Slaters Electrical; Arval; Electric Wholesale; Star Platform.

See you all next year.