Hays homeworkers raise £5,000 for charity with match funding

Almost £5,000 has been raised for charity by Hays Travel Personal Travel Consultants with the help of match funding from the Hays Travel Foundation.

A donation of £4,890 will go to the Young Minds mental health charity for children.

More than 150 homeworkers raised £2,445 for Young Minds at a bingo event in December which has been matched by the agency’s foundation.

PTCs donated £10 per game during the day of virtual bingo and £20 for evening events. Everyone who donated to Young Minds was entered into a prize draw.

Hays Travel PTC head Tanya Cooper and a working party of business development coaches organised the event. 

Together they set out to involve as many of their PTC agents as possible in raising money for Young Minds, which members chose in a vote.

Cooper said: “We are very grateful to our supplier partners for their huge generosity. Vista, Celebrity Cruises, Beachcomber, Cosmos, MSC, Wendy Wu, Travelopia, Travelpack, Oceania, Cunard, NCL, Holland America, and Ever After donated some incredible prizes which our lucky PTCs were thrilled to win. Plus, there were fabulous hampers, vouchers, and treats to win and three fam trips.

Hays Travel chief operating officer Jonathon Woodall-Johnston added: “The day was a massive success – making a huge £2,445 for Young Minds – and really brought our network of PTCs together and we received lots of positive feedback.”

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