Turners Retreat's charity fundraising event raises over £1,000 for local charity

On Friday 14 April, the team at Turners Retreat held a charity fundraising event in aid of Firefly Cancer Awareness & Support, in loving memory of their dear friend and colleague, Colette, who sadly passed away in December 2022.

Friends and customers from all over the country attended the event, some of which had travelled quite the distance to show their support for a very worthy cause.


The fundraiser itself was a fantastic day; there was tea and coffee, some delicious home-baked cakes, a 'very random' tombola, which raised a few smiles, along with a big prize raffle. Raffle prizes were donated by some of the biggest names from the woodturning world, including Robert Sorby, NOVA Woodworking, Record Power, Chestnut Products, Hampshire Sheen, Hampshire Sheen, Odie’s Oil, Peter Child, GlassCast Resin, The Woodworker magazine and GMC Publications.


With the help of these brands and some incredibly generous people, Turners Retreat has raised over £1,000 so far. All proceeds will be donated to local Doncaster charity, Firefly Charity Awareness & Support, in Colette’s memory.

Connie Middleman, Brand Manager, Turners Retreat, says: “It's been incredibly difficult for us losing such a great friend. Colette was a huge part of our team and loved by us as well as many of our customers. This fundraiser was a way for us to come together and celebrate Colette’s life on what would've been her birthday weekend. We're completely overwhelmed by everyone’s kindness and generosity, and we can't thank people enough for supporting a cause that means so much to us.”

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For more information on Turners Retreat, visit www.turners-retreat.co.uk.