Celebrations As Cotton Traders Raise Over £509K For Charity Help for Heroes

Messenger Newspapers: l to r, Mo Usman, Phoenix House Recovery Centre manager; Nick Hamblin, Cotton Traders’ managing director; Gregg Stevenson, Help for Heroes Band of Brothers and Fran Cotton, Cotton Traders’ chairman l to r, Mo Usman, Phoenix House Recovery Centre manager; Nick Hamblin, Cotton Traders’ managing director; Gregg Stevenson, Help for Heroes Band of Brothers and Fran Cotton, Cotton Traders’ chairman

BROADHEATH-based firm Cotton Traders celebrated reaching a major milestone - raising more than £509,000 for its charity partner, Help for Heroes .

A cheque was presented to the charity during the Cotton Traders annual golf day and dinner event at the Mere Resort and Spa in Knutsford on May 1.

Cotton Traders has been raising funds for the charity through the sale of its co-branded Help for Heroes clothing range which includes T-shirts, shirts, polo shirts, wash bags and joggers where 10 per cent of the sale price of each item sold is donated to the charity.

Cotton Traders also held various fundraiser events throughout its network of stores along with the annual golf day and dinner event.

The charity partnership was formed in 2011 after Help for Heroes made initial contact and the key objective is for Cotton Traders to raise £1million to kit out the Gym at the Charity’s Northern Recovery Centre – Phoenix House in Catterick Garrison, North Yorkshire.

Fran Cotton, Cotton Traders founder said: “This is a significant milestone for both Cotton Traders and Help for Heroes. Over the past couple of years we’ve been working hard to raise money for the charity so it can continue to carry out its fantastic support work for those who have suffered in the line of duty.

“We hope that the £509K raised will help improve the facilities at the Catterick Recovery Centre, and we look forward to the next time we come together to celebrate the one million pound mark.”

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