Tasty support for £2m sports appeal


A new Huthwaite business has become the latest company to back Portland College’s £2m fundraising campaign.

The Nottingham Road college aim to raise a whopping £2m to build a new stagte-of-the-art sports facility.

The facility will cater for disabled sports stars and community groups, from elite to grassroots level, across Mansfield an Ashfield.

And the life-changing appeal has received another boost after Wooden Spoon became the latest business to choose the appeal as their charity of the year.

Wooden Spoon is run by husband and wife team Lindsey and Robert Irving and produces their own range of award winning handmade preserves.

The company has pledged to donate 10p from every jar of their preserves, jams and marmalades to the college’s fundraising as well as taking charity collection tins to all the events and shows they attend.

Tracey Horton, fundraising executive at the College said, “We are very pleased that Wooden Spoon Preserves have chosen to support us.

“Their products are superb and will be on sale here at the College at our upcoming Spring Fair and beyond. Portland College are proud to be associated with them and look forward to a successful partnership.”

The top quality academy would focus on wheelchair rugby, boccia, football, badminton and wheelchair basketball with individuals encouraged to access these sports for recreation and fitness, together with training to compete at all levels of sport.

Lindsey and Robert, who recently received a bronze award at The World’s Original Marmalade Awards, have also visited the college to give advice to students working on social enterprise projects about how to set up, run, and promote their own businesses.

They are the latest business to back the appeal after Mansfield-based firm Atmospheric Interiors also chose the appeal for their charity of the year.

If you would like to get involved in the fundraising appeal or would like information about how to adopt Portland College as your charity of the year, contact the fundraising team on 01623 499181.