We are pleased to announce that the Children’s Adventure Farm Trust have been chosen as the charity partner for this year’s North East Cheshire Business Awards.

Rob Bashford, Communities Events Fundraiser from The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust, said they were delighted to get the chance to raise profile their in the area.

The charity provides free holidays for 2500 disadvantaged children a year from across the North West in its beautiful farm surroundings in Millington near Knutsford. They receive no statutory funding and need over £1 million a year to maintain their special services.

Rob said: “One of the things we are striving to do is raise profile and this is the perfect opportunity. We look forward to working with the NECBA team to do just that.”

To kick-start the fundraising effort for this wonderful charity, we are also excited to announce that Ed Williams (of Williams&Crosby, sponsor of the Best Creative/Design Award) and good friend John Shouls will be taking part in a Ramshackle Rally to Valencia over the summer! You can read about what this entails and how you can donate over on our JustGiving page, but here’s an idea of what’s going to happen…


“This summer Williams&Crosby MD Ed Williams and John Shouls are headed out on an epic challenge across Europe to raise money for The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust.

The challenge!
Buy a car for under £250, meet up with the other teams in Calais, then drive it over 1,500 miles across Europe to Valencia, completing challenges along the way. When (or if) they make it, they will then take part in the traditional La Tomatina festival and get pelted with over ripe tomatoes!

If that wasn’t enough, if you kind (sadistic) people would like to up the stakes you can challenge pair to get the clapped out old car all the way home again! (3,000 miles)

It seemed like a good idea after a beer!
Williams&Crosby are sponsors of the North East Cheshire Business Awards, a free to enter Business Awards event, who are in turn are sponsors of The Children’s Adventure Farm Trust. CAFT are a shining light in the lives of many special children who know have unfortunately experienced so much hardship in their young lives. CAFT providing free holidays and respite for children who otherwise may never get the opportunity experience a holiday in their special lives.

What can you do?
If you would like to sponsor these nutters (Ed & John) to do a good deed then we would be delighted to receive any donations you are willing to offer, but here are a few ideas:

Minimum of £1 for every 150 miles completed (£10 for the outward journey)

Minimum of £1.50 for every 150 miles completed (£15 for the returned journey)

£100 for your company logo to go on side panels of the car (to hold it together)

£250 for a company logo to go on door panels of the car (also holding it together)

£400 for a company logo to go on the bonnet or boot of the car (further holding it together)

Car (must be roadworthy with MOT and taxed for Aug- Sept ’16. Ideally it’ll be likely to cover 3,000 miles so we have half a chance of raising monies for the charity). Williams&Crosby will then donate the £250 they would have spent on the car to charity.

We will be sending daily photos and tweets as we go with all donations raised being announced at the North East Cheshire Business Awards black tie gala dinner at Mere Country Club. To take part in the awards go to: If you can’t make the event but would like to  help us give some special children a fantastic gift, all donations will be appreciated.”




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