Our Chosen Charities 2018/19
Our chosen Charities from September 2018, through till the end of 2019 are The Woodlands Academy and WillingWilson. We will be organising a range of fundraising events and have set ourselves a Company target of £20k (£10k per charity). More information on our chosen charities can be found below as well as regular updates on our fundraising activities:
The Woodlands Academy
The Woodlands Academy is a Special Needs school in Scarborough for pupils aged 2-16 with a wide range of needs. This includes moderate or severe learning difficulties, speech and language difficulties, autism and some medical difficulties.
Wilson Sweeney is a 2 year old boy from Halifax who was born prematurely & has Cerebal Palsey effecting all 4 limbs. His family are raising money for him to have life-changing surgery in America as well as a minimum of 3 years on-going physiotherapy & the associated equipment required.
13/10/18 - FC Halifax Town
#NonLeagueDay2018 saw our Fundraising activities kick off as Match Sponsor at FC Halifax Town vs Chesterfield. BT Sport evidently got wind of this and decided to show the match on telly! A great day was had by all, the Shaymen got a point (nearly 3!) and plenty was raised in aid of our chosen charities. A wide range of activities including Football Cards, a Signed Shirt Auction and guess the first goal scorer/time contributed to a fantastic £1000 being raised which gets us off to a brilliant start! With plenty of activities planned for the coming months this is just the beginning!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £1000.00
18/10/18 - BUTTY RUN
Our Director of Projects & Innovations, Craig Pickard, did a Birthday #ButtyRun which raised a rather respectable £10 for our chosen charities. The Epic butties were supplied by our Elland Neighbours Bubble & Squeak and were absolutely awesome! Keeping with the food theme, next Friday sees our first #FoodieFriday Fundraiser which will combine a dress-down day with lots of eating! A range of goodies including cookies, cakes and buns will be bought, baked and scoffed – all in the name of charity of course!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £1010.00
26/10/18 - FOODIE FRIDAY I
Our first #FoodieFriday was a huge success… a strong showing from the company’s bakers saw TWO epic chocolate cakes, gooey malteaser brownies and terrys chocolate orange cookies. These were joined on the goodies table by rice krispie bites, caramel shortcakes, cookies galore and cooking apples. We baked, bought, brought and munched our way to a rather awesome £87.10 when combined with a dress-down day. Thankfully the massive sugar-rush everyone is on will just about last us till the next Foodie Friday which is planned for 30/11/18.
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £1097.10
03/11/18 - LOTTO BONUS BALL I
Our debut Bonus Ball week resulted in a win for Milly Bake with Number 53! She bagged herself a cool £11.00, with a further £11.00 being raised for charity! Two new members have joined the fun, increasing the prize money and charity donation hanging on next weeks lotto, stay tuned for more details!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £1108.10
10/11/18 - LOTTO BONUS BALL II
We have a Serial Winner in the house! Our second Bonus Ball week resulted in (yet another) win for Milly Bake with Number 53! This week saw her win £12.00, with a further £12.00 being raised for charity! Keep your eye on this page to see if Milly can make it 3 in a row next week. Reports that the jackpot is only £1 as everyone but Milly has withdrawn are wide of the mark!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £1120.10
30/11/18 - FOODIE FRIDAY II
Our second #FoodieFriday saw a Butty Run, Dress down day and Cake Sale raise a combined £41.34. This was a brilliant achievement as lots of the team were out and about on appointments or off on hols! Quick update on other fundraising… Our Bonus Ball has been a rollover for the last 2 weeks so hopefully we will get a winner this weekend! Monday sees our first PRIZE DRAW take place with a swanky 65″ TV up for grabs, whilst next Saturday sees a Company-wide Fundraising day which we are all looking forward to! Stay tuned for updates. (Unrelated but very cute pic of Robbie Bate from today!).
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £1161.44
3/12/2018 - PRIZE DRAW: 65" TV
The Winner of our Prize Draw this morning was Christine Holman! She gets to take home a swanky 65″ 4K TV and the draw also raised a superb £300 for our chosen Charities! STOP PRESS: In a massive plot twist, the TV proved too big for her front room so a Blind bid auction raised a further £120 for charity totalling £420! Thanks to all who took part. In other news the Bonus ball is now a triple rollover – meaning the prize pot is now £48! This Saturday also sees our next Fundraising do, watch this space!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £1581.44
08/12/18 - FUNDRAISING DAY
Our Fundraising day which included the Leeds match, a Spa day and Clay Pigeon Shooting ended with 3 points for Leeds and a combined £800 for our chosen charities! Thanks to all who took part! In other news the Bonus Ball is yet another rollover – meaning the jackpot (if won this coming Saturday) is now £60! We also have our final foodie Friday of the year coming up on 21st December! Watch this space for updates!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £2381.44
21/12/18 - Foodie Friday III
Our last #FoodieFriday / Dress Down Day of 2018 has raised £32.30. The star of the show was once again Mrs Ts “Hollywood Handshake” Worthy Malteaser Brownies! These were joined on the goodies table by various snacks including Mince Pies, Frangipane Tarts & Shortbread Biscuits! Away from our expanding waistlines, the Bonus ball is now on a crazy Quintuple Rollover… Director Craig Pickard has been just 1 number away from the jackpot 2 weeks running. Stay tuned to find out if that changes!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £2413.74
21/12/18 - Company Donation
To end the year with a bang, the company has made a donation of £2700.00 which boosts our running total to over £5,000. Bring on the fundraising in 2019!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £5113.74
5/1/19 - LOTTO BONUS BALL III
After a tense SEPTUPLE Rollover stretching back all the way to 2018 we finally have a BONUS BALL WINNER!!! Ian Murphy won a whopping £96.00 (with number 6) meaning another £96.00 for the charity pot! This also means the Bonus Ball is open again to new participants. Keep checking back for regular updates!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £5209.74
25/1/19 - Dress Down Friday
Our first dress down Friday of 2019 was a quiet affair, with many staff members out of the office! Nevertheless we still managed to raise £17.50 (Without the help of Mrs T’s Brownie). Still, every little bit helps!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £5227.24
22/2 & 1/3/19 - Dress Down & Foodie Friday Combo
A double whammy dress down and foodie friday combo spanning 2 Fridays (due to lots being out of the office the first time round!) went down well with a grand total of £70.85 being raised – thanks team!! Mrs Ts incredible Brownies were joined on the goodies table by a Guinness cake and some freshly baked flapjack. We called on reinforcements and Linzi (currently on Maternity leave!) didn’t let us down… The star of the show was definately her mouthwatering Malteaser cupcakes shown here ! Elsewhere the Bonus Ball jackpot has been rolling over nicely and currently stands at £88.00 to the winner if someone wins this weekend….
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £5298.09
2/3/19 - LOTTO BONUS BALL IV
Brad Campbell was this weeks Bonus Ball winner, taking home a life changing £88.00! More importantly, a very respectable £88.00 goes in the Charity Pot. Thanks to all involved! Away from the Bonus Ball, our fundraising efforts are also being boosted this month by Alex’s 3 peaks challenge on 24th March – more info here. In some Breaking news Chris Sloane has been persuaded to do his very own BEARD-AID for charity and will not be shaving till the end of the year!
FUNDRAISING RUNNING TOTAL £5386.09