Here at Spindogs we pride ourselves on the many charities we support throughout the year, the events we attend and the sponsorships that we donate. In previous years we have raised as much as £10,000 in one year for a range of local charities including Ty Hafan, BulliesOut and Friends of the Dogs.
This October we have decided to focus our activities on helping The Wallich, as part of their Clash of the Corporates challenge, in a bid to make life better for those who are experiencing homelessness.
This is a perfect opportunity for the Spindogs team to organise some great events for our staff, clients and friends, all while raising as much money as we can for such a worthwhile cause!
Who are The Wallich?
The Wallich have been providing accommodation and support services for homeless people since 1978, starting with a 20-bed hostel in Cardiff and expanding to a multi-project agency working in mostly all local authorities in Wales. The Wallich specialise in providing services for people with multiple, complex needs; and because of their high support needs, are often excluded from other services and have difficulty in accessing accommodation. The range of services offered by The Wallich is as diverse as the client group they work with. The Wallich’s main aim is to ensure all people have access to support appropriate to their needs, providing long term solutions, rather than short term fixes.
The Wallich believe everyone deserves the right to a home, but more than that, everyone deserves the right to feel safe, to feel valued and to feel positive about their future.
What is the Clash of the Corporates challenge?
The Clash of the Corporates challenge is an initiative set up by The Wallich where a team of people from each participating organisation run a series of events throughout 4 weeks in order to make as much money as possible to help The Wallich support vulnerable people and give them the accommodation and support to live safer, happier, more independent lives enabling them to become part of their communities.
Our fundraising events
As part of our fundraising activities we will be hosting the following events:
17th October, 6.30pm – 9.00pm – Spindogs Big Charity Quiz! £20 per person, Little Man Coffee Cardiff
Bring a team and join us for a night filled with fun and trivia, a not to be missed event with some amazing prizes!
Click here to book your place
25th October, 5pm -7.30pm – Beginner Copperplate Calligraphy workshop £30, Spindogs HQ
This accessible creative workshop will introduce you to the wonderful world of copperplate calligraphy, teaching you how to use a dip pen with a flexible nib, make basic strokes, and form letters in a distinctive copperplate style. By the end of the workshop you'll have the skills to begin writing confidently in beautiful script lettering.
There will be plenty of one-on-one guidance from the 'Meticulous Ink' experts, who will set you up and give you the tools, techniques and attention needed to be able to begin forming you own individual style.
What do you get?
1 x Wooden nib holder
1 x Flexible copperplate nib
5 x Meticulous Ink calligraphy practice sheets
1 x Meticulous Ink hand lettering guide sheet
1 x Pot of Iron Gall Meticulous Ink
Click here to book your place
Our Senior developer Gaz is taking part in Stoptober and has pledged to give up alcohol, smoking and energy drinks as a way of getting healthier and raising as much money for The Wallich as possible.
Click here to donate to Gaz's JustGiving page
If you would like to donate to our JustGiving page please click here and help us reach our target of £2500