ASDA Foundation Leeds 10k
On Sunday the 9th of July, seven members of the Talk Straight team took part in the Leeds 10k run to raise money for this years chosen charity the ASDA Foundation.
Launched over 10 years ago, the run has taken place every year and is renowned for its fun and friendly atmosphere. Each year the run brings together the city creating a real sense of community, with many spectators coming along to watch and cheer from the side lines.
This was Talk Straight's fourth consecutive Leeds 10k and a lovely day was had by all as everyone performed really well, despite the warm conditions!
Well done to Dave, Luke, Hayley J, Hayley G, Sallie, Jamie and Sam who all attended this years event. We look forward to seeing you all again next year!
Here are the team enjoying a well deserved drink afterwards in the sunshine!
Children in Need 2016
On Friday the 18th of November this year, Talk Straight organised a fun filled fundraising day in the office to recognise Children in Need.
All the Talk Straight staff had the opportunity to wear their onesies and pyjamas to work for the day and make a contribution to Children In Need in doing so (we all looked very fetching as seen in the image below).
We also hosted 'The Great Talk Straight Bake Off' which was a great success and we were spoilt with plenty of brilliant cakes! Everyone had the chance to taste, donate and vote for their favourite cake and the star baker was announced at the end of the day.
As well as this, Dave and Sam bravely put their hairy legs forward for the sponsored leg wax, offering everyone the chance to donate and buy a wax strip to pull off the person of their choice (all for a good cause!). Thanks for volunteering guys!
In total we managed to raise £150 on the day! A big thank you to all the Talk Straight team for donating and contributing towards helping out this great charity.
British Heart Foundation
This year we have decided to raise money for a charity that hits close to home - The British Heart Foundation. Unfortunately one of the team here at Talk Straight recently suffered a heart attack and had to undergo heart surgery. The British Heart foundation is a charity that personally means a lot to many of our employees this year and it really is both a fitting and fantastic cause for us to raise money for.
To find out all the good work that the British Heart Foundation does please click on the link here.
On Sunday 10th July 2016 a team of ten staff ran the Jane Tomlinson Leeds 10k. Well done to Dave, Bob, Luke, Mike, Sam, Will, Helena, Sallie, Haley G, Haley J and Jack who all completed the race. If you would like to show your support, here is a link to the team sponsorship page. Many thanks.
In 2014, the team at Schools Broadband ran the Leeds 10K and raised over £1,000 from sponsorship and donations.
The Leeds Rhinos Foundation
As the official mobile phone provider to The Leeds Rhinos, we are proud to be supporters of the Leeds Rhinos Foundation (LRF). LRF is Leeds Rugby’s charity that delivers projects in the heart of the community. During 2013, we made a pledge to donate 50% of our profits to them when a school that uses their service buys their broadband from us. As a company passionate about helping young people, we’ve seen how the foundation had made a huge impact on the lives of youngsters in West Yorkshire and wanted to support them in delivering these much valued services.
Tim Sedgwick, our financial director presenting our cheque to Neil Kaiper Holmes, chairman of the foundation. To find out more about Leeds Rhinos Foundation and their work click here.