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Our 2023 Charity Wrapped

Journey with us through a year of amazing fundraising activities and stories.
Every year at CitySprint we strive to make a difference within our local communities and society. From concert ticket raffles to touring Britain, 2023 was a unique year of participating in fundraising projects and raising support and donations for great causes.

As 2024 begins we’re looking back at the fantastic activities that our colleagues contributed to across 2023. Journey with us through a year of fundraising activities and amazing stories.

Q1 Jan-March

January to March saw our colleagues support our charity partner, Make-a-Wish as well as Trussell Trust.

In January, colleagues from our Northern region offices (Leeds, Glasgow & Edinburgh) raised £130 for Make-A-Wish foundation through a special raffle of Ballantine’s blended scotch whisky. While our London South Fulfilment Teams, raised a total of £500.00 for John Ruskin Nursery to purchase brand new toys.

Across January and February, approximately £550 was raised at our Sheffield service centre and 1000+ items were donated to the local Trussell Trust foodbank in Rotherham.

Sheffield service centre manager, Richard F, confirms,

“Carrying on from the phenomenal contribution in 2022, we have just dropped off over 400 items, approx. £200 worth of food and sanitary products into the Rotherham Food Bank this morning (Thursday 16 March).

Q2 April-June

Q2 was another great period of fundraising for our charity partners, Make-a-Wish and Brake Road Safety.

In support of Brake, a total of £1440 was raised via our corporate annual sponsorship. At our annual national conference in April a total of £6500 was raised for Make-a-Wish via a raffle and auction. Across April through to June, our amazing colleagues at the Sheffield service centre raised a total of £350 for both Make-a-wish foundation and the Trussell Trust food bank respectively.

Meanwhile a special edition raffle to see Beyonce in concert was held which raised over £1000! Here’s what the lucky winner, Niall T. had to say:
"Thank you! And so much money raised, great work from everyone!"
Q2 Employee Spotlight
  • Our superstar colleague, Darryl P. completed the London 2 Brighton run for Mind Charity raising over £300!
  • Operations manager at Letchworth, Sean H. took on the London to Brighton bike ride to raise money for the Loss Foundation.
  • Janne E. took on a 15 mile walk in London to help build basic toilet facilities in Ghana.
  • Nick L. participated in the Sutton Coldfield Fun Run to raised funds for the Sophie Lancaster Foundation.

Q3 July-September

July-September saw CitySprint, and colleagues raise funds for Evelina Children’s Hospital, Trussell Trust, Bright Red Charity, Make-a-Wish and Help our Ava.

In September, our Tour of Britain kicked off which saw a whopping 1665 miles completed across 14 days by 68 different riders raising over £50,000 for Make-a-Wish foundation UK. The length and breadth of the country from Aberdeen down to Plymouth was cycled to raise vital funds for Make-a-Wish. We’re proud to say that the total amount raised is equivalent to granting 26 life changing wishes to children across the UK.

Q3 Employee Spotlight
  • Our amazing colleague, Lynsey B. raised £2060 at a charity evening which featured a raffle, tombola and drag bingo for Bright Red Charity.
  • Nicola H. raised £2000 at a charity event which featured a raffle and bingo for Help our Ava a local charity raising funds to send Ava to the USA for cancer treatment.

Q4 October-December

October to December has proved to be an amazing feat for charitable initiatives across CitySprint.

In our fight against homelessness in the UK, we once again supported Crisis as we have done for the past 10 years. Across 2023 we donated £60,000 and Christmas saw a total of 13 vehicles which were used to transport the homeless into emergency accommodation and collect and sort Christmas donations around the UK.

At the same time, our Sheffield service centre continued their support for Rotherham’s Trussell Trust foodbank and raised £250 of items. While our couriers in Plymouth donated around 100 items to their local Trussell Trust.

Q4 Employee Spotlight  

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