Colleagues from Gibraltar organised a fundraising event for Project Africa and Gibraltar Childline. The aim was to sell 1600 tickets to raise money for Project Africa and Gibraltar Childline.
In October 2013 six William Hill colleagues and The William Hill Foundation Patron Robbie Savage attempted a trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for Project Africa. Unfortunately Robbie suffered severe altitude sickness and was only able to partly complete the climb but the other six – Thomas Murphy, Andrea Macqueen, Natalie Charlton, Vince Bateson, Maria Assenova and Tom Keeber reached the summit.
Check out their blogs and photographs on this website http://www.williamhillprojectafrica.org/kilimanjaro-challenge/
Watch this space for details of the final amount this fabulous team raised for Project Africa.
A team from Development, Construction, Maintenance and Procurement climbed Mount Snowdon in North Wales in October.
It was exceptionally hard going, the weather wasn’t easy and they chose to climb the hardest track. The team did brilliantly to get up to the summit, and then back down again! The wind was so high at the summit that they had to get down on hands and knees and crawl, to avoid getting blown off their feet!
So, now the climb is completed we are really proud to say that all of our efforts have raised £11,842.50 (inc Gift Aid) for Project Africa with the possibility of a couple of offline donations still to be collected.
We really hope this helps towards the Foundation achieving its goals for the School and the children.
On Sunday 13th October colleagues from Area 18 (Retail) did a charity hike up Ben Ledi for Project Africa. Ben Ledi is 4 miles from Callander in Stirling, Scotland.
Elaine Fairley from Retail (District 181) participated in the great Scottish run in Glasgow on the 6th October.
On 6th October William Hill colleagues completed the Walk for Diabetes in Falkirk in aid of the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation and William Hill Project Africa.
On 28th of September, Project Africa Team July 2013 climbed the Yorkshire 3 Peaks fundraising for Project Africa – in the words of Dawn Boland “it was hard but we loved it!”.
£10,000 was raised by competitors in the William Hill Golf Tournament – On a blisteringly hot day against the backdrop of Northumberland’s grand Slaley Hall, our brightest and best golfers gathered for the 2013 William Hill Golf Tournament.
Four Regional events were held throughout the summer - golfers were involved in fundraising activities for Project Africa, with donations topping £10,000. Organiser Terry Johnston, Margin and Offer Manager, Trading, said: “We are proud to have raised such a significant amount. The level of support this tournament receives from the company has come a long way since the days of a few friends getting together for a round of golf. The £10,000 donation feels like a thank you for that commitment.”
The first William Hill Online Golf Day took place on September 1 at Alcaidesa Links in support of Project Africa. Alcaidesa is on the Costa Del Sol in Spain and the Links course is one of the most picturesque.
Martin Pullen, Telebetting Team Manager says “A great day was had by all competitors and we raised a fantastic £884 for Project Africa, with particular thanks going to Mark Howarth, Debbie Nash and Katie McDonough who organised the event.”
Colleagues from Retail cycled 47 miles in the Pedal for Scotland event in early September and will soon confirm the amount they raised during this fundraising challenge.
Our Robbie’s Riches competition In July 2013 brought in £3,554. Many thanks to everyone who bought tickets for Robbie’s Riches, raising a fantastic £3,554 for Project Africa. Eight colleagues won prizes signed by sporting celebrities – donated by The William Hill Foundation patron Robbie Savage.
James McKay from our Online team in Gibraltar raised £1,477 when he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in June.
The October 2012 team raised over £10,000 which was spent on completing the work on the library. From car washing to cake sales to 10k runs, nothing stops William Hill people raising money for this great cause.
Following a huge fundraising effort by colleagues in our Retail shops the shoe company Bata sent a representative to measure the feet of every child in the school in January this year and while we were there in February every child received a pair of shoes and socks – a first for many of the children. We also had a rucksack for every child, containing basic stationery items and a specially designed Project Africa note pad.
In December 2012, the Patron of the William Hill Foundation, Robbie Savage, helped to raise £9,000 by organising a celebrity football match at Northampton Town Football Club.