Toasting our team: Why our surprise festive feast went down a treat!

It’s definitely looking a lot like Christmas following an action packed day which commenced with a colourful splash of Christmas jumpers – and finished with a festive feast for our fab team.

Our deep rooted ethos to give back to our local communities see us fundraise every Friday, our ‘dress down day’, to Leeds Children’s Charity whose  inspirational work brings laughter into the lives of 7-11 from some of the most deprived areas in Leeds.

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How we fuelled a scouts’ camping trip to Snowdonia

Out latest community project has accelerated the success of a local scout group’s first ever camping trip to Snowdonia.

As a dedicated champion of ‘putting something back’, when we heard that Church Fenton scouts needed support for the expedition we fuelled a minibus for the Wetherby-based group.

Armed with our newly launched prepaid RightPay fuel card, the seven-strong troop of youngsters and three scout leaders had £300 worth of diesel for their adventure.

Adam Walsh, business director of The Right Fuelcard Company (TRFC), which runs our Foundation, says: “We wholly support the idea of encouraging young people to embark on informative and enjoyable outdoor activities and were very happy to help out.”

Scout leader, Sally Tindall, adds: “We can’t thank The Right Fuelcard Company enough for making our limited budget stretch a lot further. The fuel card was easy and convenient to use as the price was fixed wherever we went. It was easy to find stations that accepted the card thanks to the handy site locator available on the RightPay website. The scouts had a great time and came back buzzing with what they had seen and done.”

TRFC, which was ranked 33rd in the Sunday Times Best 100 Small Companies to Work For in 2016, runs a vibrant charity and community support programme, raising almost £3,300 since 2013 for Leeds Children’s Charity alone.

On two separate occasions over the past few months, two groups of TRFC employees helped to improve a community centre garden run by Leeds charity OPAL, ​​​​​​​​​​​​​which supports older people to live happy, healthy, informed lives in their own homes.

The business encourages staff to work with good causes, with all employees given a working day off each calendar year to provide practical help or raise funds for a charity of their choice.

You can find out about Church Fenton scouts group at www.churchfentonscouts.org.uk.

For more information on The Bayford Foundation and job opportunities available, visit www.bayfordfoundation.co.uk or call 0113 202 5129.

Why we’ve been digging deep to support a charity for older people!

Eight green-fingered volunteers – including our Foundation Manager, Nick Elletson – have put their backs into a charity gardening project as part of our commitment to our local community.

A dedicated champion of  ‘putting something back’, we encourage our staff to get involved with good causes, with all employees given a day off each calendar year to provide practical help or raise funds.

Our latest volunteering venture saw our team dig deep to help improve a community centre garden run by Older People’s Action in the Locality (OPAL) charity based in Leeds 16 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​which supports older people to live happy, healthy, informed lives in their own homes.

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Why our team braved mud, wire and fire for Leeds Children’s Charity

Bayford Foundation, The Right Fuelcard Company

To say we’re up for a challenge is an understatement after four of our team battled mud, wire and fire in a Spartan Sprint which has boosted funds by almost £700 for Leeds Children’s Charity.

Covering around five kilometres of muddy track, Adam Walsh, Steve Kershaw, Graham Stocks, and Nick Dodsworth overcame a series of obstacles and forfeits to complete the gruelling challenge at Heaton Park in Manchester in around 90 minutes. Continue reading

How volunteering boosts health, confidence and employability skills

Nafisa Miraf, Touchstone Volunteers Project

Nafisa Miraf, Touchstone Volunteers Project

Guest blog by Nafisa Miraf, Touchstone Volunteers Project

A new survey to mark national Volunteers’ Week reveals that four in five people say volunteering boosts health while six out of 10 individuals report that giving up time to help a good cause helps to reduce stress.

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