Local clothing retailer, Damart, has been working hard to raise funds for Leeds-based charity Heart Research UK with a series of fundraisers.
The business has been a supporter of the charity for almost a decade, fundraising to help pioneering medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.
As well as giving staff the opportunity to take part in a health check carried out by Heart Research UK, Damart, whose head office is in Bingley, with a warehouse facility in Steeton, organised a “wear it red” fancy dress day on Valentine’s Day, asking participants to donate £1 and don their best roses-are-red outfit.
The fundraising drive also included a pop-up funfair for staff between its two sites, including retro favourites such as hook-a-duck, a coconut shy, wheel of fortune, hoopla and a tombola. Staff also had the chance to take part in a fun quiz in return for a £1 donation. In total £640 was raised for the charity.
Jo Phipps, Employee Engagement Advisor at Damart, said: “It’s been great fun to get Damart colleagues involved in this fundraising initiative for a charity we have supported for a number of years.
“Our team always responds so well to internal fundraisers – the funfair was particularly popular and proved to be a great way to raise money for this worthy cause.”