Here at Hays Travel Durham, we are passionate about helping our local community and raising funds for worthwhile causes. We currently help a couple of local schools with fundraising events, and have also sponsored a pupil at Durham Johnston Comprehensive School to help with the cost of their sports trip to Canada. On top of this, we’ve provided prizes to Belmont Infant School for their Christmas and summer fete raffles and donated vouchers for a fundraising evening at St Cuthbert's Hospice.
Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is a charity that is extremely close to our hearts. We try to do a little bit of everything for this worthy cause; from keeping a donation tin in the shop for loose change, to arranging events. Our recent fundraising coffee morning featured a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses and staff. Even the local Lloyds Bank branch got involved by very kindly matching the total amount of everything we’d raised! This meant we were able to donate £800, which we couldn’t have done without the fantastic generosity of our customers and local businesses.
In December 2014, we organised a shopping trip to York to help raise funds so we could buy games and toys for the children's cancer ward at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary — another cause close to our hearts. This was a great success and we are planning our next coach trip this winter to help another charity.