JELD-WEN makes extra-oar-dinary effort to raise money for Children's Hospice.

Employees of Melton Mobray based JELD-WEN, the UK’s leading manufacturer of timber windows, doors and stairs, have raised money for Rainbows Children’s Hospice by taking part in the Nottingham Riverside Festival Dragon Boat Challenge.

The race, which took part on Sunday 7thAugust, involved 44 teams from across the East Midlands, all competing across the 200m race course on the River Trent at Victoria Embankment.

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With hundreds raised already, the JELD-WEN team are continuing to work hard to encourage donations, which will be essential in helping Rainbows Children’s Hospice continue to support children and young people with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

James Perry, General Manager for Melton Mowbray sites at JELD-WEN, comments: “Taking part in the race was a challenge for the whole team, however they all got into the spirit of the event and worked hard to deliver our promise to raise as much money as possible for Rainbows Children’s Hospice.

“As a Leicestershire based business, we’re always keen to support local charities and good-causes, with events such as the Dragon Boat Challenge providing a great opportunity to inject energy into fundraising efforts and raise the profile of charities.”

Further donations can be made via JELD-WEN’s JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Jeldwendragonboat