Jeff's way 2019
Jeff Cruise

Thank you - afer less than 18 months, our fundraising reaches £21,000

In march 2018 we set up our foundation in memory of Whitco founder Jeff Whitaker. We were delighted to see that the results of our fundraising work - and the generosity of our team, our suppliers and customers realise a total of £21,000. It's been a magnificent effort, but it's only the start of something great.

Jeff's Way supports three pillars that supported Jeff's career: Education, Security and Opportunity. So far we have donated £9,000 to three  good causes: £3,000 each to the RNLI, Northampton College and the Peterborough Sea Cadets. There will be more news soon about our forthcoming donations - and our work to raise more money and support our chosen causes.

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A man with no regrets

Jeff Whitaker rose from humble beginnings and made a huge success of a life that was cut tragically short in January 2018. It’s true to say that Jeff lived every day to the full.  Along the way he made friends, won respect wherever he went, and achieved just about every goal he ever set himself.  A man with no regrets.

Fuelled by energy, self-belief and an unbreakable determination, he built a business and a reputation as a gentleman.  And while he enjoyed the fruits of his work, he never lost sight of his origins or missed the opportunity to help others.

To celebrate his passion for life and to continue his legacy of making a positive difference, we have created “Jeff’s Way” as our  continuous commitment to honouring three causes close to Jeff's heart:

Jeff was never happier than when he was cooking, being on a boat or by the sea.

Jeff’s Way supports three causes that were close to Jeff’s Heart: the training of young talent whilst at Catering College (Jeff trained as a chef Hull College when he was 16), the Sea Cadets where he developed his love of the sea and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Donations made to Jeff’s Way, will be divided between all three causes.

Would you like to help support Jeff’s Way?

Your donation will help to shape or save a life…

Education, opportunity and security - building a legacy

Young people are our future. Our aim is to help them to benefit from education, opportunity and security. In this way they can grow, thrive and develop into a generation of adults that make a positive difference.

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EDUCATION
OPPORTUNITY - SEA CADETS
OPPORTUNITY - SEA CADETS
SECURITY - RNLI
SECURITY - RNLI

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Would you like to help support Jeff’s Way?

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