P & G News

Age is just a number for this 80 year old

He may have just celebrated his 80th birthday, but Pat McDonald has no intention of quitting work.

Pat works full-time here at Pratt and Gelsthorpe Limited, for the past 16 years.

He is hoping to be there for many years to come, despite being well past retirement age. He has never taken a day off sick over the past few years and continues to work full-time, 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Richard Gelsthorpe, Pratt & Gelsthorpe owner said: “We have other people working here past their retirement age, but to achieve the milestone of 80, Pat is the one. He thrives on working, he likes his routine and it's rewarding that someone wants to carry on working here when they don’t have to."

“Pat is a character, and it's a pleasure to have him around, all the customers know him and they like to see him.”

Newark Golf Club raises £3,000 for Beaumond House Hospice Care thanks to Pratt & Gelsthorpe charity day

Richard Gelsthorpe, managing director of Pratt & Gelsthorpe, who sponsored the challenge, said: “As soon as I knew it was an event raising money for Beaumond House I agreed to sponsor it.
“We have been involved with them over a few years in various fundraising events, including a big draw to win a new car.
“It is such an obvious choice when it comes to supporting a charity on our door step, especially when they do such a great job.”

P & G charity day

Newark Golf Club presented Beaumond House Hospice Care with a £3,000 cheque at the end of its annual hole-in-one competition.

Supporting Beaumond House

The fun day, which cost £10 to take part in, gave players the chance to win a Peugeot 208 car — should they score an ace at the 15th hole.