DF Capital staff ‘walk to Lapland’ for charity
- Employees have signed up to cover the 3,187km (1,980 miles) between the Manchester office and Lapland in time for Christmas
- DF Capital will donate up to £2000 to Wood Street Mission
DF Capital, a specialist savings and commercial lending bank, today announced that as a company it is planning to walk, run, dance or cycle (virtually ) from the Manchester office to Lapland this month to raise money for its nominated charity, Wood Street Mission in Manchester.
Wood Street Mission is an organisation that is dedicated to improving the lives and life chances of children living in poverty in Manchester and Salford. Whilst it continues to provide basic family necessities, its focus now is on improving the life chances of children through projects focused on education and literacy. Every year it also provides new toys and gifts for children to make sure they have something special to open on Christmas Day.
Everyone that has signed up to the challenge will each travel part of the 3,187km (1,980 miles) between the two locations. If the destination is reached DF Capital will donate £1500 to the charity to buy gifts to distribute to families in need during the festive period. In addition, the company will also match any donations made by individual staff up to a total of £500.
The ‘Walk to Lapland’ challenge comes hot on the heels of a similar initiative back in the summer where employees ran from Manchester to New York to raise money for the same cause.
Carl D’Ammassa, CEO of DF Capital said: “Wood Street Mission does amazing work in the local community. We’ve supported the organisation for almost two years so far and have seen how important the work it does is. Last year alone, it distributed over 11,000 Christmas gifts to families in need and we feel privileged to be able to help in a small way. It’s a charity that is very close to our hearts and I’m delighted how everyone at DF Capital has both embraced it and the challenges that we take part in. I look forward to lacing up my trainers and seeing how close I can get to Santa’s Grotto between now and the end of the year!”