Atos colleagues support young people in Durham

Atos colleagues in Durham have taken to the streets, pool and country lanes. The team is raising funds to help a local charity that engages young people with special educational needs.

Through the charity, young people are encouraged to develop new skills through sports, art and crafts, cookery, competitions, trips out, community projects, photography and performing arts – while building confidence, independence and raising self-esteem along the way. The peculiarly named ‘Cheesy Waffles’, as the charity is known, is currently raising funds to buy a house to better enable young people to develop day-to-day life skills, and the Durham team’s fundraising efforts will help make that a reality.

The Durham team have also raised funds for Stray Aid and they had the pleasure of presenting their generous donations to the charity.

Lee Henderson, Stray Aid Community Engagement Manager, was thrilled, commenting: “Thank you so much for your very kind donations and an amazing amount of food and treats which is simply fantastic. It really does make a difference as last year we saw 1,372 stray and abandoned dogs through our doors and support like yours is unbelievable.”