Leeds-based digital marketing agency, Search Laboratory, has raised over £18,000 for the Leeds Hospitals Charity through a partnership spanning three years.

During this time, the team at Search Laboratory has taken on a plethora of challenges to raise money for a cause that was put forward by our Assistant Management Accountant, Scott Hamilton. The charity provided huge amounts of vital support to his family during a very difficult time when their son was born prematurely and needed to stay in hospital.

Leeds Hospitals Charity support local Teaching Hospitals spread across eight centers in the city. Assistance is provided for NHS staff to deliver the best care for patients and families, working with local communities, schools, and businesses to provide over £5 million in funding for Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Abseiling down a multi-storey car park, running the distance from their offices in Leeds, New York, and Austin, and climbing the three peaks were some of the fundraising highlights over the past few years, enabling the company to raise a total of £18,307.76 for the charity.

As well as fundraising campaigns, the digital experts have also donated their marketing expertise to help drive traffic and donations to the partnered charity ensuring wider donations that were so vitally needed during the pandemic.

Emma Clayton, charity leader at Search Laboratory, said: “Raising money for Leeds Hospitals Charity has been unbelievably rewarding. Knowing we have given families a comfortable place to stay in what is usually a distressing time is an incredible feeling. The team at Leeds Hospitals Charity are wonderful and we’re so glad to have been on this journey with them.”

Paul Watkins, Director of Fundraising at Leeds Hospitals Charity, said: “We’re so grateful to Search Laboratory for supporting Leeds Hospitals Charity over the past three years. The team have been incredibly proactive with their fundraising initiatives and it’s been wonderful to see so many employees rallying together to come up with creative ideas to support our NHS hospitals in Leeds. Search Laboratory have also supported Leeds Hospitals Charity by providing expert guidance and insights to help us continue to engage with the public and raise much needed funds for Leeds Teaching Hospitals during the pandemic.”