Members of the Macclesfield community came out in force on Wednesday (30 September) as local company Direct Food Ingredients held a fundraising event for those affected by the tragic Bosley Wood Treatment explosion.
The golf day and gala dinner has so far raised over a staggering £5000 for the Bosley Disaster Appeal Fund following the devastating event which resulted in four fatalities, many injured and over 50 local workers unemployed.
Those who joined the locally based ingredients distributor in their fundraising efforts came together for a day filled with golf, a gala dinner beautifully decorated by Events Dressing and Balloon Ur Room, a hotly contested auction and a prize-packed raffle that closed the successful event.
Company secretary at Direct Food Ingredients and wife of Managing Director Steve Loake, Moira Loake, said: “Having worked at the Bosley mill previously, this is a cause very close to my heart and a great tragedy I will never forget.
“Being based so close to the mill, our company wanted to help in any way we could and this event was our way of doing so.
“We can only hope that the money we have raised helps in some way to re-build the lives of those linked to the disaster and that this encourages more people to continue fundraising for the Bosley Disaster Appeal Fund.”
Brands throughout the North West rallied to contribute to the event, with various top businesses in the area donating prizes for the evening’s auction and raffle which left many attendees delighted with their winnings.
Amongst the prize donations were high value treatment vouchers for every attendee supplied by leading advanced skincare chain, Skin Health Spa, meal gift cards for local restaurants Amans, Congleton and The George & Dragon, Holmes Chapel, as well as a generous membership voucher from Cranage Hall, a free tennis lesson from acclaimed tennis coach, Hollie Bees and merchandise from Manchester City Football Club.
Sponsors of the event also attended to show their support for the worthy cause with teams from HSBC and Andrews Pharmacies sitting down for the three course gala dinner.
Direct Food Ingredients’ head office is located on Waters Green in the centre of Macclesfield. The business is an established leader in the importation, storage and distribution of functional foods, nutritional and sports ingredients as well as vitamin and mineral premixes.
For more information on Direct Food Ingredients go to www.directfood.net
If you would like to donate to the Bosley Disaster Appeal Fund please visit the charity’s website at http://www.helpbosley.co.uk/
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