Arco Raises £487 For Local Children's Charity

C4DI Corporate Members Arco organised a day of fundraising activities at their Digital Department offices, which raised almost £500 for local organisation Child Dynamix.

"We put on a day of Nintendo Wii tournaments and a bake-off," Jon Baker, Systems Analyst at the safety wear and equipment company, tells us.

"It was a fantastic day and with sponsorship from Nibble and other Hull-based companies,  we were able to offer some brilliant prizes to the winners, raising the stakes when it came to people digging in their pockets for donation money."

On the day, the team raised an incredible £243.50, which Arco then match-funded to double the figure and provide even more support to Child Dynamix.

"We work closely with Child Dynamix, regularly raising money internally, as well as volunteering with other members of the C4DI to help the charity out. As a Hull company, it's a cause that's very close to our hearts."

Located on Preston Road, Child Dynamix strives to raise the aspiration of young people by providing services and activities to support, guide and inspire over 6,000 local children each year.

"Arco's amazing fundraising day is part of a community-wide effort to promote and raise awareness of this fantastic charity," Dileepa Ranawake, Community Manager at the C4DI enthuses.

"Earlier this year, a team of seven co-workers and company members took on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge. Thanks to the generous support of the community, we raised almost £1,500."

Behind the scenes, TH3 Design is currently working on the Child Dynamix website.

Tom Hurt and his team of creatives are working with the charity to boost its digital presence and raise the organisation’s profile.

On top of this, many members frequently donate their time to working with the children, boosting their skills in digital and tech.

One of the main examples of this is the C4DI Charity Kit Car project, which runs every year and requires members and Child Dynamix to come together to build a Kit Car. The vehicle is then taken to an annual race to be put to the test.

"This year our team came 5th," Jon reveals excitingly.

"The Kit Car project is a brilliant chance for young people to develop skills in engineering, tech and digital in a really fun and engaging way. I'd encourage anyone to get involved in next year's project."

If you would like to find out more, please visit the Child Dynamix website. Meanwhile, if you'd like to be involved with C4DI's fundraising efforts for the charity, please get in touch with Dileepa Ranawake via dr@c4di.net.