TRAD Group’s fundraising appeal raises over £30K

TRAD's Gleneagles Golf Day was a huge success.

The TRAD Group’s final fundraising event of 2022 has taken its appeal over £30,000 smashing its overall target of £22,000.

TRAD’s ‘£22k for 2022‘ appeal, which the company set up this year in memory of one of its most popular directors, John Paterson, has far exceeded the original target of £22,000, and the final event of the year proved just how well thought-of John was in the industry.

A very special Golf Day was held at Gleneagles – John’s home club – on October 8th. Teams took part from around the country:

  • TTAG Scaffolding
  • RDA Scaffolding
  • A S Scaffolding
  • Starfish Construction
  • Kong Scaffolding
  • Team Patty (John’s friends)

They were joined by a team of TRAD UK representatives, and by John’s widow Jane, who wanted to be there to meet and thank all the people who had taken time out to support the appeal. Everyone enjoyed a friendly but competitive day, with an auction was held in the evening. The whole day raised around £11,000.

“This Golf Day is a fitting way to end our year of fundraising for the Anthony Nolan Trust, in memory of our dear friend and colleague, John,” said Des Moore, CEO at TRAD Group.

“John would have been delighted to see so many people from across the industry come to play at ‘his’ club, and it was great to share stories and do something so positive in his name. We are especially grateful to Andy Smillie from A S Scaffolding, who donated another £1,500 to help us reach our extended target. All this goodwill just goes to show what a great industry we are part of, and how much John touched all our lives.”

Des Moore with Andy Smillie from A S Scaffolding

There is still time to donate to the appeal, which closes in November, when TRAD will present a cheque for the final amount to the Anthony Nolan Trust. Until then, you can donate here: