Huddersfield-based manufacturer Ellis Furniture has marked its 125-year milestone with a charity bike ride, raising around £20,000.
The heritage furniture source, which operates a direct-to-consumer trading model alongside a contract furniture division, raised the funds for a number of different local charities, including the Huddersfield Town Foundation – donating £1,760.
A team of nine riders cycled from Oundle to its factory in Huddersfield, which was led by Ellis director, Tom Ellis, and covered a distance of 125 miles.
The Huddersfield Town Foundation raises money to fund projects and initiatives that will directly benefit young people within the area.
Commenting on the achievement, Tom Ellis, director of Ellis Furniture, said: “It’s a pleasure to be supporting a local charity. We trust that our donation to the charity will help and can’t wait to see what new projects unfold.”
Julie Sheffield, fundraising manager at the Town Foundation, added: “It’s fantastic that the charity is getting recognised by local businesses like Ellis Furniture and they are supporting it in their events.
“We would like to thank Ellis Furniture for the money they have donated and congratulate them on their 125th anniversary.”