The Wilton Centre has raised more than £700 for this year’s BBC Children in Need Appeal.
The Teesside business and science park has supported the fund raising initiative for the past 30 years and continues each year in memory of former employee Gillian Hainton-Smith, the centre’s main Children in Need organiser and fund raiser until her sudden and untimely death some three years ago.
This year money was raised from the business and science park’s office and laboratory workers via a raffle and a competition to see who could ride a spinning bike for one kilometre the quickest.
“We would like to thank companies and individuals who donated prizes, and everyone who took part and contributed. Children in Need is a special time for us at the Wilton Centre, remembering Gill, as well as helping good causes,” says Steve Duffield, Site Director at the Wilton Centre.
Wilton Centre is a leading, privately-owned science and business park located in the heart of Teesside just five minutes’ drive from Middlesbrough. It provides a wide range of top quality office, laboratory and pilot plant accommodation at competitive rental terms with immediate occupancy. Set in a 75 acre landscaped site, it has its own lake and boasts 1,600 free car parking spaces.
Picture caption: Claire Morton (left) and Alison Evans on the spinning bikes in Wilton Centre’s Lakeside restaurant, raising money for Children in Need.