Betway Group employees raise over £70,000 for disability charity

Betway Group employees raise over £70,000 for disability charity

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Posted by Michael Lawson
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Employees raised £25,000 running the Silverstone Half Marathon in 2016.

Betway Group employees have undertaken a number of charitable initiatives to raise over £70,000 for the firm’s charity partner, the English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS). The money was raised through a number of different ways, such as half marathons and staff challenges.

The UK bookmaker also announced that it is to donate almost £16,000 to the Jessie May Children’s Hospice At Home. The donation relates to the sponsorship of the UK Snooker Championship in York that concluded last week, where £10 was pledged for every century break – plus an extra £10 for every point scored over 100.

EFDS has the stated aim of making active lives possible by enabling organisations to support individual disabled people to be active and stay active for life. The UK-registered charity looks to a better future where everyone can enjoy the opportunities available. Established in September 1998, EFDS has a vision that disabled people are active for life.

Betway CEO Anthony Werkman told “We’ve been really proud of our employees who have raised this money via a number of initiatives. Over 100 employees lined up for the Silverstone Half Marathon in March 2016 which raised £25,000.

“We’ve also been involved with some other running events, as well as bake sales and a range of head-to-head internal team challenges.”

Totally Gaming says: Betway Group and all of its employees involved in fundraising initiatives must be applauded for their selfless actions. £70,000 raised for the English Federation of Disability Sport is no mean feat, and hopefully it will lead to rival betting firms following suit.

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