The FinTech fundraising machine has kicked into high gear this quarter. In honour of our 10-strong band of DealTrak dogs, we’re planning a plethora of money-raising activities – both at our HQ and beyond.
Following on from a Q1 donation of £345 to Caring for Cats Yorkshire and Humber, we’re switching our attention from felines to canines, and generating much-needed funds for Happy Paws Puppy Rescue – as nominated by operations director, Steve Lees.
The charity was set up with the sole purpose of rescuing as many pooches as possible from some of the most harrowing circumstances – including pounds and kill shelters across Europe. The charity, which mainly fosters Golden Retrievers and Labradors, was where two of Steve’s own hounds came from.
Kicking off the activities, a poker night netted £80 last month, while a trip to Junkyard Golf in Leeds generated a further £85. Meanwhile, in June, Steve will be providing nothing short of a banquet for the entire DealTrak family at our company-wide update meeting – with staff encouraged to eat and donate generously.
A few days later on June 29 – and to balance out Steve’s buffet – some of the DealTrak team will also be taking part in the annual Dragonboat Race, which forms part of the city’s Waterfront Festival, and takes place just outside our Leeds Dock HQ.
If you’d like to support our efforts in any way, shape or form – be it cheering us on from the sidelines of the Waterfront Festival, or making a charitable donation – please feel free to get in touch with us.
Steve Lees, operations director explained: “It’s very important for DealTrak to be able to give something back – both regionally and nationally. While Cancer Research UK remains our chosen company charity, we wanted to empower our colleagues to nominate and drive forward additional fundraising for organisations which truly matter to them.”
A long-term supporter of Cancer Research UK (CRUK), we have already raised just shy of £2,500 for the cause over the past 12 months. The team also plans to take part in the annual ‘Byte Night’ – to raise funds for Action for Children – in October.