Axminster firm tees off for charity
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Golf contest at Lyme Regis raises £800 for The Furniture Makers’ Company
A golf day organised by Axminster Tools and Machinery raised £800 for the charitable organisation The Furniture Makers’ Company.
Thirty-eight players travelled from as far as Stoke-on-Trent to compete at Lyme Regis Golf Club.
After the tournament players had sandwiches, cake and a raffle raising further funds.
The individual competition was won by Andrew Cross, after sales and servicing manager at Axminster Tools. He received a turned wooden bowl decorated using pyrography, which was made by Axminster Skill Centre staff.
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Hayden Davies, Master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, said: “We’d like to thank our corporate member Axminster Tools and Machinery for continuing to organise this fantastic event that gets bigger and better every year. Supporter-led events such as these are vital to communicating the good work that the (Furniture Makers’) Company performs and strengthen the bonds of fellowship amongst industry colleagues.”
The Furniture Makers’ Company is a City of London livery company and the furnishing industry’s charity. If fosters the industry by supporting those in need, nurturing skills and expertise, and inspiring excellence.
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The Company supports students and young people with grants, training and mentoring to encourage talent and safeguard the industry’s future.
Funds raised help The Furniture Makers’ Company continue to educate young talent for the future and drive excellence and high standards for the furniture industry. Additionally, it promotes the highest standards and best practice in design and making through the UK. And, it recognises quality through the reward of its guild marks.