Digital marketing agency Ascensor have set an ambitious fundraising target as they celebrate a major business milestone. Staff at the Leeds-based firm have begun a series of challenges and are aiming to raise £15,000 for charity to mark their 15th year in business.
The digital conversion specialists kicked off their charitable efforts last month by successfully cycling 1,500 miles in 15 days, raising more than £1,200.
The impressive distance was completed by staff members on road bikes and stationary cycles in gyms and homes.
Now Ascensor are ‘Marching for March’, with the team attempting to collectively walk as many steps as possible throughout the month, with donations supporting the work of five charities.
They’re aiming to reach their £15,000 target with a varied calendar of events throughout 2023, raising money for Alzheimer’s Society, Macmillan Cancer Support, Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Stroke Association and Simon on the Streets.
Upcoming events include a Yorkshire Three Peaks trek, a Ninja Warrior attempt and a Man versus Food-style challenge, with a dedicated web page set up to track their progress.
Founded in Batley in 2007, Ascensor has evolved into an award-winning integrated digital marketing specialist with a team of more than 35 experts, based close to Elland Road.
Founder Andrew Firth said: “Supporting our community and charities that are close to our team’s hearts has always been a focus of Ascensor.
“We’ve got to 15 years thanks to our hard work, teamwork and customer focus, and this initiative is all about raising money and giving back, whilst having fun in the process.”
The money raised will be split equally between the five charities, each of which holds personal significance to members of the Ascensor team.
The Alzheimer’s Society funds research into the cause, cure, care and prevention of dementia; Macmillan Cancer Support offers emotional, practical, physical and financial support for people living with cancer; Yorkshire Air Ambulance provides a life-saving emergency service to five million people across the county; Stroke Association works to prevent stroke and campaigns for the rights of stroke survivors, and Simon on the Streets is an independent Leeds charity helping the homeless and vulnerable.
For more information on Ascensor’s 15th anniversary fundraising efforts, or to donate, visit ascensor.com/fundraising.