DF Capital employees raise £5.5K for Wood Street Mission
DF Capital, the newly authorised specialist commercial lending and personal savings bank, today announced that it is donating a grand total of £5,500 to Wood Street Mission as a result of its employees’ fundraising efforts over the past year.
These funds have been earmarked for the charity’s ‘Family Basics’ 2021 project, whereby low-income families are provided with the day-to-day essential items that they need for their children.
The final total included monies raised through events – such as the bank’s ‘Walk to Lapland’ and ‘Manchester to New York’ initiatives – match funding on employee donations and a contribution on behalf of customers. One of DF Capital’s investors, Watrium AS, also pledged an additional £500 if a 57-mile detour to its headquarters in Oslo was added to the virtual Lapland journey.
Des Lynch, Manager of Wood Street Mission, commented: “We are so grateful that DF Capital nominated Wood Street Mission as its 2020 company charity. The amount raised is amazing and we are incredibly thankful for such a large donation. Our Family Basics project is a vital service to those less fortunate in the community and this money ensures that we can support even more families this year.”
Carl D’Ammassa, DF Capital’s CEO, commented: “The last 12 months have been very challenging for everyone and have made us more aware than ever of how important it is to support those less fortunate than us in our local community. I’m proud of the DF Capital team for the generosity of their time and the donations received to raise a significant amount of money for a crucial charity in Manchester. It’s also been fun for us taking part in the events and they have been a great way of pulling everyone together for a common goal during these more challenging times of remote working. Thanks also to Watrium for getting behind our efforts too. Fabulous team work!”