The Leasing Foundation today announced that it has raised £13,000 for its 2023 charity, Wings for Life.
Wings for Life is a not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation with the mission to find a cure for spinal cord injury. It funds world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord.
The funds were raised via an industry-wide initiative – a ticketed and exclusive drinks event held at Shoosmiths in London. The event saw almost 100 senior executives from the business finance sector come together to hear about the great work that Wings for Life does and what the Leasing Foundation has in store for 2023.
Nathan Mollett, chair of the Leasing Foundation, said: “We decided we wanted to work with a charity that has a connection to our industry. This helps create a sense of community in the sector – which in turn will help us retain the talent that we’ve worked hard to attract. We also wanted to be able to make a difference. As a charity close to our hearts, we’re very proud to be raising money for Wings for Life this year. We’re thrilled that the industry has come together to support the charity and sincerely thank all those that contributed.”
Philip White, patron, Wings for Life commented: “The £13,000 that has been raised will make a significant difference in helping us to fund life-changing research projects and clinical studies to find a cure for spinal cord injuries. We’re grateful to everyone that attended and was involved in last night’s event.”
The Leasing Foundation is planning further fundraising initiatives throughout the year, but if you would like to get involved in other ways, you can support Wings for Life via:
The Wings for Life World Run: On one day each year, the Wings for Life World Run is held across the globe. All participants start at the same time, worldwide, either at a flagship event or via the Wings for Life World Run APP. It doesn’t matter whether they are professional athletes, fun runners or total beginners. There is no finish line. Instead, 30 minutes after the start, a virtual Catcher Car – or moving finishing line – begins pursuit, passing the runners and pushers one after the other. Results aren’t measured in time, but in distance achieved. In the UK, with the Wings for Life World Run App, participants can experience the Wings for Life World Run remotely, or at an organised APP event in London, Bath, Manchester or Glasgow: https://www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com/en/locations
Best of all: 100% of entry fees and donations goes directly to spinal cord research and will help to find a cure for spinal cord injury.
DATE: Sunday 7 May 2023
TIME: 12 NOON in the UK
The Driving Force: Kick off the F1 calendar in style, where you will be joined by your F1 favourites including Christian Horner and David Coulthard. This edition of the Driving Force will bring together the world of F1 and Wings for Life to showcase the pioneering work that drives change and inspires others. Guest will experience an exclusive evening of F1 discussion accompanied by a delicious three course meal, cocktails and fine wines. 100% of your ticket price will go towards finding a cure for spinal cord injury.
DATE: Thursday 9 February 2023
LOCATION: Joe Macari Showroom, 249-251 Merton Rd, London, SW18 5EB
Event website and tickets: https://ww2.emma-live.com/TheDrivingForce/?home_page
Get a flavour of the event here: https://vimeo.com/736118020