£700 Raised at Wirquin’s Birthday Celebrations

Family run sanitary equipment manufacturer, Wirquin, has held a special family factory tour and party to raise funds and celebrate their 40th birthday. It was just one of a number of events they have run during the year to raise money for causes like The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Wirquin Birthday event
Wirquin celebrates “Crazy 40 Years”.

The Wirquin Doncaster facility was open all day for tours of the factory, largely for staff to show their family and friends the UK manufacturing base. They held a competition for the best birthday cake, had inflatable assault courses and face painting, a charity raffle and the star event was the rodeo ride, where the management team all took turns to see who could hold on the longest.


The companies chosen charity, The Children’s Hospital Charity, aims to provide over and above the standard NHS provision, enhancing Sheffield Children’s hospital, which is one of only four specialist children’s hospitals in the UK. The charity funds research into the prevention and cure of childhood illnesses and finances specialist medical equipment, new facilities and improvements to the hospital environment. 


This staff open day was the latest event held by Wirquin, in what they have labeled as their “Crazy 40 years”. A special Facebook page was created at facebook.com/wirquin40years/ earlier in the year, promoting lots of crazy stories and activities that their customers and staff have taken part in over this celebratory year.  Head there for more photos of the event.


The Wirquin business is 40 this year, their UK brand Mcdee has also hit 40 and Celmac is now over 125 years old. So as an established industry manufacturer that continues to bring out ground breaking innovations, Wirquin has a lot to go crazy about.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

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