HDY Step Into Christmas

16th December 2020

This Christmas, HDY Agency wants to give back to those who need it the most. 

It’s been a difficult year for many, and one of our biggest learnings from this pandemic is how important exercise and fresh air are for mental and physical well being. An office survey revealed a strong desire in the team to take part in a charity initiative to help local causes this Christmas instead of exchanging gifts.

This is why, this year, instead of our usual festivities of fancy lunches, partying and gifts, we have decided to raise money for local charities while keeping active.

The idea behind HDY Step Into Christmas is that the team step out for walks, runs, or even stumble towards the kettle, and record the distance we walk on our stepometers. For every mile walked by the team over Christmas, HDY will donate a pound to charity.

We’d love it if you could show your support by sponsoring our team to get active, and helping some wonderful causes in Birmingham. The charities we’re supporting are listed below, and all proceeds will be split evenly across the three causes. 

Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid

Let’s Feed Brum

Mind Birmingham

Angel Gaskell, HDY co-founder, said: “Christmas is a time for giving and looking after each other. In a year of uncertainty and change, we felt that it was our duty to give back to some of the wonderful charities in Birmingham while also encouraging our hard working team to get outside and take a moment for themselves.

“The fundraising idea was an entire agency decision. We asked our team what they’d like to do to celebrate Christmas and ring in the new year in regards to gifts and a virtual party, and we were overwhelmed that everyone wanted to support local charities to mark the occasion.”

If you’d like to show your support with a donation, please visit the JustGiving pages below.

Donate to HDY Step Into Christmas for Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid

Donate to HDY Step Into Christmas for Let’s Feed Brum

Donate to HDY Step Into Christmas for Mind Birmingham