July 12, 2017
Following on from the success of last year’s LandAid money maker challenge, which raised over £30,000 for LandAid, a very worthy charity which supports youth homelessness, Palmer Capital are running the challenge again and this time aim to double the amount raised.
Alex Price, Palmer Capital CEO, is giving £250 in cash from his own pocket to 12 teams. The name of the game is to turn that £250 into as much money as possible with all proceeds from the money maker challenge going to LandAid. Last year saw 12 teams run a series of events from abseiling off buildings to come dine with dinner evenings to table tennis tournaments.
If you would like to enter a team then please email email@example.com .
The successful teams will get £250 cash on 31st July, with the champion of the challenge set to be announced at a drinks party for all contestants on the 11th October 2017.
The money raised in last years money maker challenge played a vital part in the ‘Sponsor A Home’ campaign. The money was used to bring an empty street property in Leeds back to life, creating safe and affordable accommodation for young people who are at severe risk of homelessness. Emma Murray, Business Development Manager of Palmer Capital and Andrew Duncan, Director of Opus North visited the project last week to see the progress that had been made. The property is set to complete in 4 weeks’ time which will then see a young lady named Eva move into the property who has been homelessness since the age of 11.
Palmer Capital’s contribution has been hugely beneficial to this project. Canopy’s ‘self-help’ model involves the future tenants participating in painting and decorating, and choosing their own decor and furnishings, to create a place that feels like a home. The accommodation includes everything that a homeless young person needs to make a home: Full furniture, floor coverings, curtains, appliances, pots and pan, crockery and cutlery, bedding etc. The two other properties in the LandAid funded project are already complete and have provided construction training to 11 unemployed young people and another 35 volunteers.