Fundraising joy for virtualDCS and Heart Research UK
The team are pleased to announce that they have raised a grand total of £315 for Heart Research UK at the Buy Yorkshire Conference.
It was an excellent two days for virtualDCS at the Royal Armouries this year, providing the team with the chance to network, answer questions and educate local businesses on the benefits of Cloud Computing technology.
Throughout the event virtualDCS also raised awareness for the Yorkshire based charity Heart Research UK, holding a raffle that offered delegates the opportunity to win a series of Cloud related prizes, including a Parrot AR drone as featured on ‘The Gadget Show’ and ‘Top Gear’.
“While brainstorming for ideas for the conference, we decided that a Cloud related raffle would act as a great opportunity to create a buzz and do something positive for a good cause at the same time.
We originally had a fundraising goal of £200 in mind so we are thrilled at the fact we managed to exceed our target. We had an excellent two days meeting, assisting organisations and also raising money for our selected charity. We hope that our contribution has made a difference to both the charity and local companies” said Richard May, Managing Director of virtualDCS.
Heart Research UK Lifestyle Manager, Barbara Dinsdale, who received a cheque for £315 from Richard May, said: “We were thrilled when virtualDCS offered to raise money for us at the conference. As a charity, contributions from local businesses act as an important source of income for us as well as forging good links between us. The fact that the virtualDCS team raised over £300 is a fantastic achievement and the money will enable us to continue helping hearts in Yorkshire in the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease.”
The raffle winners were drawn by Geoff Major from Involve, a well-known Yorkshire charity fundraiser.
For more information on virtualDCS, its services and contributions to the local community email enquiries@virtualDCS.co.uk