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Whitecroft Lighting proudly supporting AquAid

At Whitecroft Lighting we are aware that keeping our staff members hydrated will aid them to perform at their very best throughout the work day.

As a result, we decided to invest in water coolers from AquAid.

Our unique relationship with AquAid has also given our company the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase an automatic donation is made to the Africa Trust. These funds are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ – a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system. One such pump is currently installed in Africa on our behalf and it is a much needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.

Our company’s name is proudly displayed on our well and we look forward to adding some photos and letters of thanks from the villagers to our site in the near future.

To date AquAid have built over 5,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Liberia; and have donated in excess of £10 million to charity.




The Africa Trust Well

Whitecroft Lighting visit Help for Heroes Recovery Centre, Catterick

Following the success of June’s family fun day, Whitecroft Lighting was invited to Phoenix House Recovery Centre in Catterick to see how the £3000 donation would contribute towards rebuilding the lives of veterans, service personnel and their families through the charity.

The day commenced with an introductory presentation explaining the history of H4H, its charitable objectives and the work they do. This was then followed by a vast tour of the site highlighting the huge investment in facilities and rehabilitation equipment which has been predominantly publicly funded by donations to aid mental, emotional and physical recovery.  The centre offers a range of vocational, wellbeing, sport and hobby related classes to stimulate both mental and emotional recovery as well as healing physical scars; advice and mental health support through the ‘Hidden Wounds’ service, Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters shared experience networks, welfare and career support, as well as supporting family and loved ones. .   In fact the team at Whitecroft had the honour of meeting a couple of upbeat beneficiaries of the charity who spoke very highly of the care and service they have received at Phoneix House.

Our trip linked nicely to our continued involvement in the development of the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC). The centre is a £300M development funded by charitable foundations and companies with the late Duke of Westminster donating a large amount towards the cause. Along with our involvement in the lighting design for this centre, Whitecroft have also contributed towards the fundraising through Christmas card appeals and various charity events over the past few years.

Whitecroft are very pleased to be involved in successfully raising money towards, and supporting charitable foundations such as Help for Heroes and the DNRC and look forward to continuing this support in the future.






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Whitecroft Charity Trek in aid of MedEquip4Kids

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It’s team challenge time again at Whitecroft Lighting and once again the team are supporting children’s health charity, MedEquip4Kids.


This year we have a strong team of 17 taking part in a weekend Lake District charity trek on 20th & 21st June. The trek spans 35 miles across 30 peaks over two days at a total height gain of almost 9000ft!


MedEquip4Kids was founded in 1985 by a family from Prestwich in Manchester and to date have raised over £14m to deliver medical equipment and facilities for hospitals and community health teams nationwide.


The Lakes trek is specifically raising money for specialist paediatric equipment for use at Tameside General Hospital. The funds raised are hoping to purchase two CPAP (Continuous Positive Airways Pressure) machines which help sick babies who are unable to breathe unsupported, and a resusitaire for one of the hospital’s delivery rooms allowing midwives or paediatricians to resuscitate a newborn baby on delivery – Equipment costing over £20,000 in total.


If you could help sponsor this worthy cause please visit our justgiving page, or click the icon.



Here you can also get news and photo updates on the lead up to the event and after.

Thanking you all in advance!