Merry Christmas from all of the team at Wyedean This year, instead of sending Christmas cards the company made a donation to our nominated charity: Airedale Hospital Neo-Natal Clinic. To read more about the unit click here. We close for Christmas on Friday 22nd December and will reopen on Tuesday the 2nd January.
The annual Haworth 1940s weekend this year took place between Friday the 19th of May and Sunday the 21st of May. This famous annual event sees Haworth transformed into a traditional World War II version of itself with locals and visitors dressing in 1940s attire to celebrate and commemorate the war, but to also help raise money for Armed Forces and local charities. This year’s chosen charity was the Pilgrim Bandits Charity, which was formed by veterans of the Special Forces in order to inspire wounded soldiers to live life to its fullest, in spite of often dreadful injuries. To date, the 1940s weekend has raised almost £100,000 for charities. 2016’s focus was on the strategic importance of the airborne forces, while 2017’s theme was on the contribution made by Special Forces. The 1940s weekend attracts over 25,000 visitors a day but this year, however, due to the wet weather, the footfall on Saturday was significantly reduced. 2017 is the final year that [...]
Wyedean is hugely proud of its deep roots in Haworth, and in addition to supporting the local community by employing many people from the village, it also supports various local charitable causes. From the Haworth 1940s weekend to Oxenhope Straw Race and more recently Haworth Primary School. Wyedean’s Managing Director, Robin Wright took great delight, this week, in visiting Haworth Primary School, to see first-hand, the positive impact an interactive learning aid that Wyedean donated has had on the pupils there. The school was recently inspected by Ofsted, the results of which concluded that it was outstanding in two categories and good in three others. But in order to maintain this level of excellence – which is a particular challenge given the current economic climate, and government cuts – the school has reached out to local businesses with a project called ‘The Business Friends of Haworth Primary School’. This project sees the school attempting to gain financial support from local businesses to help [...]
On Saturday 14th November 2015 a team of volunteers from Wyedean gave their time to take part in a local tree planting session at Mould Grieve Farm, Marsh Oxenhope. The project is one of many organised by the Forest of Bradford organisation who have now planted over half a million trees locally. In spite of very wet weather and muddy conditions, a 180m section of hedgerow was planted comprising approximately 900 saplings. Species planted included Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, Guelder Rose, Field Maple, Crab apple and Rowan. As well as capturing carbon from the atmosphere, hedgerows are an invaluable habitat which support insects, birds and mammals and often provide links between other otherwise isolated pockets of wildlife. Forest of Bradford will be holding many more planting days over the winter and Wyedean staff are keen to take part again. Fingers crossed for better weather though! Wyedean is an environmentally friendly company and holds ISO 14001 certification.