We continuously need to bridge the ever increasing gap between the limited Government/Local Authority funding we receive to meet the costs of running the Workshop each year. This includes continuing and expanding our training programmes, as well as the newly increased Living Wage costs. In addition to the much needed revenue we generate from our vital commercial contracts, we organise a series of innovative and fun events involving our supporters, staff and service users.
Please help us to maintain this crucial local (Hertfordshire) service and support our events.
This popular event is becoming a regular feature in our calendar of fundraising events.
Oh what a walk it was this year! We raised a staggering
About 60 people in bright purple t-shirts kindly donated by iFix, the iPhone repair shop in the High Street, gathered on a beautifully sunny day in September and marched through the town, accompanied by Telecom Ted and Sammy the dog. Teams from DDD, the Watford-based family company that makes health and beauty products, Telecom Resource, supplier of telecoms solutions, and iFix joined the entire Watford Workshop workforce for the walk which culminated at iFix where Stu and his team hosted a party with well deserved cakes and refreshments for all the participants.
Next event: A Networking Evening at Moor Park Mansion
Drinks & Canapés ▪ 6 October 2016 ▪ 6.30–8.30pm
Keynote speaker: Richard Harrington, MP for Watford and Pensions Minister
With an unusual summer that has seen the Brexit vote, a new Prime Minister leading to a reshuffle of key positions within Government, this is an opportunity to come and listen to Richard Harrington MP for Watford. As a former successful businessman Richard’s perspective on how all this may impact business promises to be insightful and thought provoking.
Richard’s talk will be followed by a Q&A session.
The evening will also provide the opportunity to meet the Watford Workshop team, hear the experience of some of the people working at the Workshop and view our new video.
There will be great prizes to win in our raffle
Cost: £40 per head, including a charitable donation
QUIZ AT TUDOR ARMS – date tbc
We had a great night at the Tudor Arms Quiz in July with the organisers kindly presenting us with a cheque for £500. Three teams from the Workshop entered this fun event, and we are hoping to go back in November.
Organised for staff, friends, family and invited supporters, this December event is one of the highlights of the Workshop’s calendar. Contact us if you can help us make Christmas at the Workshop special.
BLACK TIE DINNER – date tbc
We are still planning this prestigious events to be held around Valentine’s Day in one of England’s most superb country houses…Watch this space!
LONDON MARATHON – 23 April 2017
We have secured a place through the Charity Ballot and Simon Speller from Hillier Hopkins has kindly volunteered to run for us. Simon is aiming to raise £5,000 – click here to go to his fundraising page
Helpful approach to our requirements
We have been using Watford Workshop for our manufacturing for nearly two years. We are very happy with their professional and helpful approach to our requirements. Particularly helpful is their flexibility with our very seasonal fluctuations. Their quality control is good as they have an efficient procedure for training their people.
David Woodman - Founder and Director, The Chimney Balloon Company