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D&D Leasing, AF-PA, Leasing Foundation, Partner on Christmas Charity event

D&D Leasing, AF-PA, Leasing Foundation, Partner on Christmas Charity event

The 2018 event will be held at the Savoy Hotel on 13 December 2018 to raise funds for Grief Encounter. Grief Encounter supports bereaved children and their families to help alleviate the pain caused by the death of a parent or sibling. They help make sense of the hurt and confusion through therapeutic services, which allows them to express themselves on their own terms. 


Each year, D&D Leasing organises a Christmas event to raise awareness of, and much-needed funding for, lesser-known and underfunded charities. 

In 2018, the event will be supported by both the Asset Finance – Professionals Association (AF-PA) and The Leasing Foundation who are for the first time working together to promote charitable giving in business and asset finance. 

Rev. Dr. K. Bill Dost, Group CEO of D&D Leasing, says “We are delighted to continue our longstanding tradition of raising funds for lesser-known causes this year and I welcome our association with both AF-PA and The Leasing Foundation. It can only be a good thing for the industry that we work together to harness the generosity of asset finance professionals – we are stronger together.”

The Asset Finance – Professionals Association (AF-PA) Chair, Stephen Bassett, also welcomes the partnership. “We have long-recognised that organisations that represent and support professionals in asset finance have some common goals. Working with D&D Leasing and the Leasing Foundation to support this event does not just benefit the charities we support – it also makes visible the generosity of all the AF-PA members, Leasing Foundation Fellows and D&D Leasing and contributes to a healthy, vibrant, collaborative industry.”

Peter Thomas, executive director of The Leasing Foundation says: “This definitely counts as a step forward in the industry becoming joined up around charitable giving. I hope that this is the first of many activities that will mark a step change not just in terms of philanthropy, but also the wider goal of continuing to raise the bar on professionalism”. 

This year’s event takes place at the Savoy Hotel on 13 December 2018. The event has been organised by Rev Dr. K. Bill Dost of D&D Leasing for almost a decade and has raised funds for a variety of causes including education in Sierra Leone, neonatal medicine, youth mental health and honour-based abuse. The events have raised over £50,000. D&D Leasing is an 18 year old multi-national equipment finance company, specializing in sub-prime SME credits and founded in Canada with the goal of changing the lives of one million Entrepreneurs.

The D&D Leasing Christmas event is invitation only. If you would like to request an invitation, please contact Gemma Warboys at D&D Leasing.

AF-PA was formed to support the Asset Finance and Leasing industry and those professionals who work within it. The AF-PA vision is to give back through time, experience, thought leadership, mentoring and coaching to Asset Finance professionals, local communities and to raise money for good causes. Multiple charities have benefitted from these efforts in previous years and AF-PA is hoping to break its own annual fund raising records by raising more than £50,000 through its various events in 2018.


The Leasing Foundation supports the business finance industry through personal and professional development. Its activities include The Leasing Foundation Future Leaders programme, a Diversity and Inclusion initiative, the Young Business Finance Professionals Network and the Certified Business Finance Professionals framework. The Foundation has also raised over £100,000 for a variety of causes through its conferences, Christmas events and other activities.