Giving back

At Sewell we support local causes that matter to local people. Alongside our partnerships with Smile Foundation, Fitmums and Friends, and Hull Animal Welfare Trust, we support many other worthy causes in a variety of different ways. Here are some examples.

Midnight miles for charity

Cause: Kidscape

Resource: Team giving


Sewell on the go Managing Director Patrick Sewell helped to raise £6,637.50 for a children’s charity by cycling almost 70 miles through the night.

The Nightrider London event on June 4 saw 2,500 cyclists complete the 67-mile route across London, all in support of Kidscape, which aims to keep children free from bullying and abuse.

Patrick was part of a team of 14 alongside supplier Delta Refrigeration and started cycling at 11.30pm, burning 4,500 calories in 5 hours and 55 minutes.

Supporting Hull4Heroes

Cause: Hull4Heroes

Resource: Local giving


Sewell on the go stores in East Hull have helped to raise £200 for the Hull4Heroes charity. Led by sales assistant Dawn Smith at Sutton, raffle tickets were sold there, alongside Holderness, Wyton, Southcoates and Maybury for a week in April 2016. The winner received a chocolate hamper, with wine and chocolates for second prize and chocolates for third. Hull4Heroes supports veterans and is aiming to create a street in Hull for them to live alongside other members of the public, helping them to integrate back into civilian life.

Sponsorship of Annual Summer Show and Family Day

Cause: Cottingham Equestrian Centre
Resource: Local giving
Sewell on the go is once again sponsoring the summer show and family day at Cottingham Equestrian Show. The horse and dog show attracts hundreds of people every year, with family activities and refreshments to enjoy throughout the day. We are proud to support this community event alongside other businesses across Hull and the East Riding.

Sponsorship Humber Half Marathon

Cause: Humber Half Marathon

Resource: Local giving
Sewell on the go have donated all the water bottles for the event, equating to £6,000.  Over £500,00 has been raised to date from the event. These funds have impacted on a range of local charities across both sides of the Humber and further afield.

Lyke Wake Walk

Cause: Hull Animal Welfare Trust

Resource: Team giving

Sewell on the go have walked 4o miles across the North Yorkshire Moors to raise over £600 for the Hull Animal Welfare Trust. A support team provided food, drinks and encouragement to the team through the night.


Bicycle Donations for Africa

Cause: The Avenues Bicycle Project

Resource: Team giving


Sewell on the go has raised £200 and provided 2 x 40 shipping containers towards the Avenues Bicycle Project, a not-for-profit community group that collects bikes, spare parts and bike tools from across Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire and ships them to West Africa.


Sponsorship of cycling kit

Cause: Fitmums & Friends

Resource: Local giving


Sewell on the go have sponsored Fitmums and Friends cycing kit for their sponsored bike ride THOR – The Hull to Oxford Ride) for The Brain Tumour Charity. The event will take place over a period of three days in May 2015 using the national cycle route.  Should you wish to find out more information about THOR please email Clare Rex at

Hamper donations

Cause: Macmillan & Teenage Cancer Trust

Resource: Local giving


Sewell on the go have donated 2 hampers recently. One was for a Macmillan Coffee Morning that Margaret from our service station

in South Cave organised, which contributed to her grand total of a fabulous £394. The other was for a regular customer at our service station in Wyton Bar who will be holding a fundraiser in November for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Big Bad Bike Ride

Cause: Ataxia UK

Resource: Team giving


A team from Sewell Group recently took part in the Big Bad Bike Ride 2013, held in Wales. Helping to raise money for Ataxia UK,

which assists people who have problems with movement, balance, and speech, the group have raised over £1500. Speaking of the ride, Paul Brooke said “It’s a great opportunity for the Sewell team to get together. The camaraderie of the road trip, the exercise and the good cause that is Ataxia UK, make it a worthwhile event that we have gladly supported over the last 10 years”.

Bake Sale

Cause: Hull Animal Welfare Trust

Resource: Local giving


On the 1st September, Sewell Group staff participated in Hull Animal Welfare Trust’s Open Day with a bake sale.

Many people baked cakes and donated them for the occasion and/or volunteered on the day, helping to raise over £300. Sue Sewell, Chair of HAWT said “Those that helped are all really kind to give up their time to come and help raise money for our animals. I am so very grateful for everyone’s efforts. On the day we made just short of £5,000, which is magnificent”.

Providing a safe haven for runners

Cause: Fitmums

Resource: Local giving


Fitmums and Friends is a not for profit enterprise that arranges friendly, sociable and supportive walking and running clubs,

for anyone who wants join. Sewell on the go launched a relationship with Fitmums in October 2013, providing safe havens at its sites for runners.

Donation of old uniform to Africa

Cause: World Changing Centre

Resource: Team giving


On Saturday 5th April, Tom Massey from Sewell on the go took old Retail and Estates uniform to a charity in Kent.

Using one of the vans from Sewell Construction Services, Tom drove the 10 hour round trip from Pocklington to Kent and back to hand deliver the abundance of boxes of clothes that filled the van to capacity. The charity, World Changing Centre, are shipping these on our behalf to Sierra Leone. All together, we are donating enough old work wear, to provide clothes for 2000 people in need.

Donation to Appleton Primary School

Cause: Appleton Primary School

Resource: Local giving


Sewell on the go Chanterlands Avenue recently donated 3 large 50 litre bags of compost to Appleton Primary School.

The donation ensured that pupils from the school could make a positive difference to the environment as well getting the children outdoors and encouraging their thoughts about the environment.

Textile Recycling Bins

Cause: York Air Ambulance

Resource: Local giving


Sewell on the go have organised for five of its sites to accommodate a textile recycling bank.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance relies solely on the generosity of individuals and organisations to help it continue its life-saving work. These textile bins help save the environment by reducing waste at landfill sites, and provides an affordable clothing supply to communities worldwide. Good quality items which can be reused are sold to second-hand clothing traders in the UK and worldwide. ‘End of life’ garments are recycled into industrial wipers and cloths, mattress filling, insulation and new fibres.

Sponsorship of local cycling team

Cause: Squadra Cycling Team

Resource: Local giving


Sewell Group and Sewell On The Go have for the forth year sponsored local cycling team Squadra.

Sewell has donated £10k over four years to help towards kit and other ancillary running costs. The team are currently extending their lead at the top of the Yorkshire rankings

Sponsorship of Humber Half Marathon

Cause: Humber Half Marathon

Resource: Local giving


Sewell On The Go have for the first time sponsored the Humber Half Marathon.

They donated 7000 bottles of water for participants, equating to circa £2000. In addition to this they provided a photo opportunity banner and professional photographer for the runners, photo’s can be seen on the Sewell On The Go website in the link below.

Over £500,000 has been raised to date from the event. These funds have impacted on a range of local charities across both sides of the Humber and further afield.

Ongoing support to animal charity

Cause: Hull Animal Welfare

Resource: Local giving


Sewell on the go continues to support Hull Animal Welfare Trust  for it’s 16th year. Each year they collect small change in their 12 stores via collection boxes as well as providing event support and free use of meeting facilities, amounting to c£2500 pa. They also donate 5p from every pet product purchased on their sites, amounting to c£1000 pa.