16 October 2009
Leeds-based multi-disciplinary consultant, WYG, is pulling out all the stops to support the Change Leeds charity day, which helps local community projects throughout the city.
Organised by the Leeds Community Foundation, Change Leeds Day is a great reminder of how local businesses, collectively, can change Leeds for the better. In the last 12 months Leeds Community Foundation has given out £3.4 million to 317 local groups.
To help raise money, local businesses are encouraged to get involved in any way they can - dress up / dress down day, shaving beards, hair dyeing or even changing the way staff travel to work.
David Wilton, WYG’s group finance director, lives in Harrogate and has agreed to change the way he travels to work and cycle to his office in Headingley – making it a 30 mile round trip. Due to injury, David won’t be cycling to work on the day itself, but will cycle the journey when he’s fit again.
David said: “As an international consultant, we’re working in over 40 countries. Where possible, we always try to support our local charities and the Change Leeds Day is a great opportunity for us to get involved and ultimately help local community projects in Leeds.”
Other members of the WYG team are arranging cake sales, book sales, raffles and other money-making competitions - all with the aim of raising as much cash as possible.
Thanks to a special initiative from the Office of the Third Sector (part of the Cabinet Office in Central Government), all donations are matched, £1 for £1, raised through the Change Leeds initiative.
Photograph: David Wilton, Group Finance Director, WYG Group