Charity campaign exceeds ambitious target

Furniture industry businesses across the UK took up the challenge and helped raise a massive £270,000 for the Step 2 It campaign, run by The society of furniture makersthe City of London Livery Company and Furniture Industry Charity.

The campaign, which ran from May 2021 to April 2022, encouraged companies and individuals in the sector to organize challenges and sporting events to benefit the charity.

Throughout the year, hundreds of people got involved in the campaign, helping the charity exceed its £250,000 target.

In addition to countless events held across the country, Stage 2 It has been strongly supported by several trade sponsors.

David Woodward, Immediate Outgoing Master, says: “Stage 2 This has definitely resonated with the industry, as the support we have received has been phenomenal. Every month there seemed to be a new fan-run event, whether it was a staff abseiling, a 24-hour ping-pong tournament, a fun run, a a hike, a long-distance bike ride, a danceathon, a charity ball, a canal trip…we had the plot.

“Thank you very much to anyone who organized or participated in a fundraiser, or if you sponsored someone who challenged themselves. A very special mention of thanks to our gold, silver and bronze campaign sponsors. Thanks to all of you, we have exceeded our goal.

Steve Bulmer, Managing Director of Gold Sponsor Biesse Group UK, comments: “We felt it was important to support the Step 2 It campaign as a Gold sponsor, as it is a fun way to involve people in the charity while raising funds for this important cause. . We wanted to be part of this campaign because not only are we corporate members, but we want to fully support the industry and help those who work in it.

Pictured: Cyclists from Axminster to London finished their sponsored trip to Furniture Makers’ Hall – one of many fundraising activities that took place as part of the campaign

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