Friday night football star Rachel Riley hosts first Sky Betting & Gaming annual gala ball

Added: 16th December 2016 by Sky Betting & Gaming

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A host of businesses from across Yorkshire gathered at the Royal Armouries on Wednesday night to attend the first ever Sky Betting & Gaming charity gala ball, celebrating the culmination of a year of fundraising in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Hundreds of employees at the company have raised thousands of pounds during the year, participating in events from cycling sportives, London to Paris bike rides, Tough Mudders, half marathons and raffles. TV star Rachel Riley announced the company had already exceeded its original fundraising target of £20,000 to over 700 guests from across the region, which included regional tech, creative, hospitality and professional services businesses. The night itself raised an additional £16,218 of much-needed funds.

It’s the first time the company - which is recognised as one of the fastest growing in the UK - has held an event of this kind following its independence from Sky.

Richard Flint, Sky Betting & Gaming’s Chief Executive, said; “It’s been an incredible year, not only because we’ve managed to smash our target in support of a vital ward at Leeds General Infirmary, but also because it’s brought people from all areas of the business together with some of the best businesses in Yorkshire. I can’t thank everyone enough.”

Siobhan Dunn, CEO of Teenage Cancer Trust, said; “It’s thank to support from companies such as Sky Betting & Gaming that we can be there at every stage for the seven young people age 13 to 24 who are diagnosed with cancer each day. The funds will go towards specialist outreach teams or nurses and youth support workers and help us in reaching our goal of helping every young person in the UK with cancer by 2020.”

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