Thanks to our amazing fundraisers and supporters, we are proud to announce that we have raised an incredible £20,000 for charity this year!
From a raffle to sleeping outside overnight in our car park, our people went above and beyond to raise money for various charities, including Newark Emmaus Trust, and our charity of the year, St John Ambulance.
Hunting for Chocolate virtually!
We kickstarted our fundraising efforts in April, with a virtual Easter egg hunt. In the digital hunt, we hid 10 eggs on different pages of our website. Our people paid £10, and it was an eggcellent triumph! Our apprentice, Thomas Dowell was crowned ultimate egg hunter, taking home the winning prize, a Hotel Chocolate Egg, and the money raised from this event went to St John Ambulance, a nationwide volunteer-led health, and first aid charity.
Laptop sale extravaganza
Old laptop stock provided us with a perfect excuse to raise even more money for St John Ambulance. Staff who wished to refurbish a laptop or just buy a device for their friends or family were given the opportunity to take home one of our older, unused laptops without a hard drive. All they had to do was donate £20 to our fundraising pot. The sale was a brilliant success, with us raising almost £3,000 for St John Ambulance in the process.
Braving the cold!
Then in the Summer, it was time to host the first of our Digital Space Challenge events, the Big Sleep Out. 24 of our colleagues spent a night sleeping outside, setting up tents or just sleeping bags in the Digital Space Head Office car park to raise money and awareness for the homeless.
We are delighted to have raised more than £3,300, with the proceeds going to the Newark Emmaus Trust which is a homelessness charity. This funding helps the Trust in continuing to provide young homeless people between the ages of 16 and 25 with accommodation, support, and training. The charity provides self-contained flats, houses, or family units for young parents and their babies as well as shared houses for young people in general.
A festive fundraiser
Earlier this month, we enjoyed a raffle and silent auction. Many of our colleagues took part with some donating up to hundreds of pounds, and through prizes from our vendor partners, including a Nintendo Switch and weekend getaway, we raised an amazing £2,777! The raffle was an excellent virtual turn-out, and the proceeds have been split equally between St John Ambulance and Newark Emmaus Trust.
But that’s not all!
We are proud to have supported charities such as Movember, for which we raised more than £1000, Prince’s Trust, London Marathon, Macmillan Cancer Support, Campaign Against Living Miserably, and the Trussell Trust. Our people value these experiences, and in the coming year, we aim to continue in our efforts for charity and participate further.