Wybone’s CAD designer takes part in charity ice hockey match

July 15, 2019

Adam Gibbons from our design team took part in a charity ice hockey tournament at the start of the month to raise money for Weston Park Cancer Charity.

Adam is our CAD/CAM designer and he programs our high-tech laser at the initial stages of production – he enjoys ice hockey when he’s not making litter bins.

The Summer Classic tournament took place at Ice Sheffield, and this year’s theme was the ‘Battle of the Minions’ with four teams battling it out to win the title. We were pleased to be sponsoring the event and had our logo printed on each team’s jersey.

Team blue were the overall winners of the tournament but our Adam, from team purple won the player of the tournament trophy.

In order to raise more money for the charity, we held a bake sale at our headquarters in Barnsley. We filled the canteen with treats of both the sweet and savoury kind, from sausage rolls to beautifully decorated cupcakes baked by our Buyer, Simon’s Mum! Our lovely team put pound after pound into the donation pot to support the wonderful work that Weston Park do.

At the golf day in June, Adam won the golden ticket prize and received an Acer Notebook, kindly donated by our IT department. He decided to use this as an opportunity to raise more money for the charity by raffling off the laptop to one lucky Wybone winner. Combining both the bake sale and the raffle, Adam raised a fantastic £559.53. More importantly, the whole tournament and additional fundraising efforts raised a massive £28,000 for the charity.

Weston Park Cancer Charity is Wybone’s chosen charity and is the region’s only specialist cancer hospital; the money raised will be used to fund a number of projects that the NHS is unable to, which will have a direct impact on the lives of those living with cancer.

If you would like to contribute to Adam’s JustGiving page, his page is still open for donations.

Check out the photographs from our bake sale and the ice hockey tournament, taken by @Chudphotography