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Wire Works Whisky Fundraising for Derbyshire Charities

Fundraising for Derbyshire with Wire Works Whisky

From the beginning in 2017 we set out to be part of and support our local communities so, when we launched our inaugural Wire Works Whisky, we saw another great opportunity to make a difference locally. In February 2022, when the first release came out, we put bottle numbers 1 to 12 aside in order to do something special with them for charity later in the year.

Six months later, we’ve chosen two local Derbyshire charities that we want to support, and we’ve partnered with Whisky Auctioneer to auction the first 12 bottles from our first ever release. White Peak Distillery is the first whisky producer in Derbyshire, so not only are they the first 12 bottles of single malt released in our brief history but more widely the first 12 ever produced in our home county of Derbyshire.

The charities

We’re raising money for two local charities that are close to our hearts – Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the Peak District National Park Foundation. The auction is live on whiskyauctioneer.com from the 26th August – 5th of September with 100% of the proceeds going to these two Derbyshire charities.

We’ve worked with both charities before with various fundraising bottlings and activities, including our Riverside Gin. Both charities support numerous brilliant environmental projects across Derbyshire and the Peak District, so we’re excited to be raising money for them and having a positive impact in our local countryside and communities.

The projects

The funds raised for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust will go towards the Derwent Connections Project. This project promotes natural flood management and woodland creation along the River Derwent, which supports landowners and local communities to reduce flooding on their land and local areas. In addition, this project creates more space for nature and improves woodland ecosystem connectivity.

For The Peak District National Park Foundation the funds will support the Connect Recover Thrive project. This campaign reflects the charity’s ambition for people to Connect, Recover and Thrive by experiencing the joy of nature in the Peak District National Park. The project aims to connect people from all backgrounds to nature and improve wellbeing through nature connection. Some aspects of the project are joining up habitats, restoring nature, and creating thriving landscapes, as well as supporting an environment that contributes to the fight against climate change.

The auction

The auction is now closed. Find out how much money was raised here.

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