We're always looking to get involved with a great causes and charitable events. As of June 2016, we're making a concerted effort to record all the great the things the team are doing. Keep an eye on this page for any recent donations or events we've been involved with.
Check out our charity homepage for more information.
Team Lunch Donation - October 2016 - Celia Hammond Animal Trust - Donation: £155
This month's team lunch donation went to the UK Animal Rescue Charity, Celia Hammond Animal Trust.
In their words: "Celia Hammond was a model in the 1960s, and has since become known as a campaigner against fur and for neutering of cats to control the feral population. In 1986 she founded the Celia Hammond Animal Trust with the aim of opening a low cost neutering clinic to control the feral animal population. The first of these clinics opened in Lewisham in 1995, and a second opened in Canning Town in 1999. The Celia Hammond Animal Trust also runs a sanctuary in Brede (Nr Hastings) for animals who are not suitable to be homed for various reasons. In addition to neutering animals, the clinics (and sanctuary) also help to rescue and re-home animals - now homing thousands of cats each year."
Team Lunch Donation - September 2016 - Hackney Winter Night Shelter - Donation: £155
This month's team lunch donation went to the Hackney Winter Night Shelter.
In their words: "Hackney Winter Night Shelter provides a hot meal and a warm bed for homeless guests who would otherwise be out on the streets during the coldest winter months. Our vision is for a route out of homeless for everyone in need in Hackney, so we offer this alongside professional and holistic support to help our guests rebuild their lives. We can only do this with your support. Please donate now, become a volunteer, and read our latest news."
Team Lunch Donation - August 2016 - The Presidents Sporting Club / Essex Disabled Sports Foundation - Donation: £155
This month's team lunch donation went to The Presidents Sporting Club and the Essex Disabled Sports Foundation.
In their words: "The Presidents Sporting Club/Essex Disabled Sports Foundation (Registered Charity No. 1001176), has now raised well over £2 million which has been donated to schools and organisations - such as 'Riding for the Disabled' - to provide sporting facilities and opportunities for disabled children.
The money raised is used to provide sports equipment, coaching and tuition, the hire of sports halls and the funding of outings and adventure type holidays.
Taking part in sport increases the children’s self confidence, physical development and self esteem, and helps them meet challenges that they may face later in life."
Team Lunch Donation - July 2016 - The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - Donation: £140
This month's team lunch donation went to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
In their words: 'Imagine a future beyond cancer. At The Royal Marsden we’re dedicated to making this happen. We’re a world-leading cancer centre who pioneer new treatments that save lives. We use our research every day to provide the very best in diagnosis, treatment and care for our patients. The revolutionary way we treat people in our hospitals has far-reaching impact, nationally and internationally.'
An organisation we're very happy to support.
Row Hard 2016 - July 2016 - Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability
Team DesignMyNight took part in the Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability's Row Hard event this July. It was a great night and a lot of fun, possibly highlighting our lack of gym expertise but certainly not our lack of enthusiasm!
Check out this video of the final seconds of our first heat, as the two DesignMyNight teams go head to head with other corporate teams from across London!
Team Lunch Donation - June 2016 - CLIC Sargent - Donation: £130
Every week, we're lucky enough to enjoy a free group lunch courtesy of the company. Though of course very grateful, the team decided collectively that we'd use the money from one group lunch a month, and instead donate it to a worthy charity or cause. In June, that charity was CLIC Sargent.
CLIC Sargent is a charity that specialises in supporting children and young people with cancer. It provides clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help children cope with cancer and get the most out of life. They support people from diagnosis onwards and aims to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement. The charity also undertakes research into the impact of cancer on children and young people.