Two Shropshire charities will share a donation of almost £3,000 thanks to the efforts of our DY staff and their families and friends.
Our team at DY, in Shrewsbury and Telford, have been taking part in all kinds of events and challenges to raise funds for our chosen causes –
Shropshire Mental Health Support and the Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.
Marketing co-ordinator Jackie Young says we have raised £2972 during our campaign which ran from 2020 to 2022.
“Usually we nominate two chosen charities every 12 months and pledge to support them by raising as much money as possible. But this time, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the difficulties of organising events during lockdown, we extended that to two years instead. We’re just so grateful to everyone who contributed to our incredible total, and to all our colleagues who were prepared to put themselves through some tough challenges to maximise the amount we raised.”
Our DY team were even more creative than in previous years when it came to ideas for a mixture of virtual and in-person events which included:
- A virtual dog race, a Beaujolais Nouveau raffle, a virtual Christmas jumper day and virtual Christmas message board, a golf day, steps challenges, bake-off events, a sunflower race, fantasy football league, a Christmas wrapping service and 12 days of Christmas raffle, and a Valentine’s Day bake sale.
“Everyone who supported our efforts this year has helped us to raise almost £3,000 that will be split equally between our two chosen charities, and we’re looking forward to starting all over again with two new causes in the coming months,” says Jackie.
Picture 1: From left, Ruth Pemberton (Shropshire MHS) with Richard Pettener, Sharon Wood and
Lauren Newell from DY.
Picture 2: From left, Helen Knight (Lingen Davies Cancer Fund) with Matt Orange, Adam Speller and
Emily Chinn from DY.
The next two charities that the firm will support during 2022/2023 are:
- The Buddy Bag Foundation – providing a bag of essential items to children who enter emergency care, often after fleeing violent situations at home. The bags include toiletries, pyjamas, underwear, and comfort items such as a book and a teddy bear.
- Shrewsbury Food Hub – a volunteer-powered charity that stops food waste by collecting surplus food from shops, manufacturers and farms, and shares it with community groups to save them money.