LandAid Day 2014 - the story so far

Alex Williamson | 29.09.14

Things are warming up nicely for LandAid Day 2014, with some great fundraising ideas hitting our inboxes over the past week or so.

So far we've already seen the successful completion of a Monopoly Board Challenge by teams from Turley, so far raising a phenomenal £5,416. Allsop's Festival of Cycling drummed up a further £2,000 for our cause. Not to be outdone, a crack team of cyclists from Malcolm Hollis will set off on a gruelling 55 mile cycle loop from Molesey Boat Club via Windsor this Friday. Last year's #mhcycle brought in a fantastic £2,500 for the LandAid Day coffers, we're hoping they can hit those heights again. 

As per my blog of last week, Construction Rocks is fast approaching and fundraising is well under way. Comotosed (Como Interiors) and The Macenaries (Mace) are currently leading the charge at £300 a-piece. A prize will be awarded for best fundraiser on the night, so all teams will step up their practising and fundraising this week and next. 

LandAid Day will itself takes place on Thursday 23 October. Some of the great fundraising ideas we've heard include rollapaluza challenges, orienteering races, office treasure hunts, three-legged river runs and Great British Bake Off-style competitions. Those companies already signed up know that LandAid Day is a great opportunity to do some inter-office engagement, encouraging team building between colleagues and boosting your organisation's CSR policy.

Plus, we'll be closing the day with a fabulous drinks party hosted by Laing O'Rourke at the newly completed Leadenhall Building. Great company, incredible views, fantastic refreshments and all for £75+ vat per person. Tickets are going fast, so make sure you book your places for colleagues and clients asap.

Whatever your plans, large or small, remember that every penny you raise is invested directly into projects supporting disadvantaged children and young people. We recently launched our latest round of grant applications to an overwhelming response. There's a huge amount of need out there - your commitment and generosity goes a really long way.

Help give the young and disadvantaged a positive outlook for the future by supporting LandAid Day 2014. Let's make it the best ever.