6 Ways We Made a Difference in 2016

Here are some of our fundraising highlights of 2016 - 6 Ways We Made a Difference in 2016 - helping young people and their families, children and the homeless and vulnerable in Cardiff.

A fantastic year at KTS Owens Thomas! Our amazing staff raised over £1,000 for our two nominated South Wales charities Ty Hafan and Dreams & Wishes.  Staff got involved in six events – from running half marathons to baking cakes and getting dressed by a personal shopper (and everything in-between). Here are some of our charity highlights from this year.

Over £1k of funds were raised throughout 2016!

  • St David’s Day Bake Off  (1 March)
    As a part of St David’s Day, we took part in a Bake Off challenge at our Cardiff office. Staff baked Welsh Cakes to raise money for Ty Hafan which were then judged and sold off to staff. We raised over £35 at this event for the charity.
  • Cardiff World Half  (March 26)
    Back in March, we braved it in terrible weather conditions alongside Mo Farah in this iconic race! (We raised around £200)
  • Cardiff Half (October 2)
    Back in October , Accountants and IT Workers at KTS Owens Thomas were lacing up their trainers ready to take on the Cardiff Half Marathon Corporate Challenge through the capital city.  Runners from across Wales took part in the challenge and KTS Owens Thomas made it to the list of Top 40 Businesses to complete! (We raised around £600)
  • Dress the Boss Challenge (October 17)
    Ty Hafan, the official charity for Cardiff Fashion Week 2016 nominated KTS Owens Thomas for the ‘Dress The Boss’ challenge 2016. The challenge, to make over a boss, saw our Marketing Manager being nominated. Cardiff Fashion Week, took place between from 24 October – 30 October 2016 and is described as ‘a premier fashion event in Wales’.
  • Gifts for the Homeless (November-December 2016)
    Christmas is a time for giving. During November and December, our staff collected donations and raised over £200 worth of items to donate to the homeless for Christmas. Items donated included coats, gloves hats and chocolate. The items will be dropped off at Heath Hospital on Thurday 15 December and will be distributed by the Salvation Army’s purple bus and at Shelter on City Road.
  • ‘Christmas Jumper’ Day (21 December)
    As part of our festivities, a Christmas Jumper day in aid of NSPCC. Mince pies and jumper wearing proceeds go to the NSPCC (amount raised not yet known).
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