James Powell

On Friday the Durham committee of Barnardo's held their 25th Sportsman’s Dinner at the Ramside Hall Hotel. The main speaker was Kyran Bracken a member of the England World Cup winning rugby team supported by comedian and magician Billy Flywheel.

The Event was attended by local firms, professional organisations and businesses from Durham and the North East. JW Wood Chairman Keith Johnson introduced the event and also conducted the auction a major fundraiser on the night raising over £12,000. Keith was assisted by his colleagues Leanne, Kirsty and Doug from the lettings department and Lindsay from residential sales. JW Wood's Professional Director Jonathan enjoyed a supporting role with the magician. And the Company Secretary Ian helped with the administration and money collection. Great support from the team at JW Wood.

This year the event has raised in excess of £25,000 to support the work of Barnardos in the North East. The event has raised over £350,000 in the last 25 years .

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