Fundraising in the Shetlands

Our Shetland team have been clocking up the miles to raise over £2,500 for a range of good causes over the past three months.

A team of five in the Shetland branch chalked up almost 600 miles between them to raise £845 for local mental health charity Mind Your Head’s “July jaunt” challenge.

Associate Director Ruth Newbold raised a further £285 for Alzheimer’s Scotland. She took part in the charity’s annual “memory walk” while staying in Sandness in September.

Meanwhile, staff member Lynne Deyell covered 26 miles in as many days during August to raise £170 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

“So many lives are turned upside down by this horrific disease and the Macmillan cancer team work tirelessly to provide every kind of support for those going through it,” Lynne said.

‘Between those three efforts a total of £1,300 was raised, which as a company we have matched, to give a total of £2,600.

The Shetland team have previously contributed to fundraising for the aforementioned charities, along with CRUK Relay for Life, the MRI scanner appeal and Dogs Against Drugs.

Ruth Newbold commented “I am very proud of our achievements pre-lockdown as part of our centenary celebrations and delighted to have got off to a good start once things started opening up again this year. I would also like to thank all our friends, family and clients who support us so generously.”


Art For Youth North returns this week

One of the North’s leading contemporary art exhibitions, Art For Youth North, returns this week.

Art for Youth North is held every two years, providing a unique one-off opportunity to view and buy some of the North’s biggest names in contemporary art, including many Yorkshire-based artists. 33% of every piece sold goes to UK Youth, the largest national body and a leading charity for the youth sector.

We’re delighted to offer our support to this great event and cause, along with other businesses from around the region including JM Finn, Strutt & Parker, Richard Grafton Interiors, Himalayan Garden Sculpture Park, Bishopdale Group, Elstob & Elstob, The Search Partnership, Fordy Marshall, House of Townend, Owens Professional and Rougemont. 

Our Managing Director Polly Staveley commented “TL Dallas are delighted to support the return of this fantastic contemporary art show, which we have sponsored for many years. It is a great opportunity to support a fabulous cause while enjoying and maybe purchasing some art. Art sales of over £25,000 have already been made in the first 2 days, of which a whopping 33% goes directly to the charity – they hope this figure will increase over the week.”

Organiser Victoria Hunt stated “Art for Youth North is valuable in so many ways and we would urge anyone with a love of art to call in. Not only does it raise much needed funds for the national charity UK Youth but it also supports many Northern Artists. All our artists are always really excited to be exhibiting but especially this year, as the pandemic closed so many doors for them. Young people are more in need of our help than ever and UK Youth has a range of programmes running throughout the country (including Yorkshire and the North East) that support our youth.”

With contributions from over 70 artists and displaying over 750 individual pieces, it has something for everyone from paintings, etchings and photographs to sculpture and ceramics and with prices ranging from £20 to £4000.

Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, it is held daily from Tuesday 26th October to Saturday 30th October at St Mary’s School, Topcliffe near Thirsk,
A wide range of the region’s artists are on show including Ian Burke, Rob Shaw, Katrine Furness, Emerson Mays, Lottie Mcateer and Susan Dugdale.

For timings and details on all exhibiting artists click here


Our Mind 600 mile challenge

This month, we are taking on the MIND 600 Mile challenge, and teams from our Scottish and English offices are pitching themselves against each other in a great North – South challenge, to see who can rack up the most miles in September for this great charity.

Mind in Bradford are a fantastic charity, who champion better mental health for all. The funding they raise allows them to support people experiencing a mental health problem in the Bradford area. This is more important than ever this year, as the pandemic has seen a rise in poor mental wellbeing throughout the UK, with one in four suffering in their life time. Last year Mind in Bradford supported more than 3,000 people, and with help from fundraising events like this, they hope to reach even more.

The Scottish team consists of Ruth & Lynne from our Shetland office, Manjit, Jamie, Iwona, Graham and Bernard from our Glasgow office, as well as Avril from our Falkirk office.

The English team includes Polly, Jeremy, Jonathan G, Jonathan H, Simon, Sarah, Ben, Sue Y and Susan S from our Bradford office, and Sue B from our Honley office.

If you’d like to support in any way, please go through to our JustGiving page.

TLD Traipsers raise £845 for charity

We’re so proud of our TLD Traipsers who have raised £845 for charity in aid of Mind Your Head.

The TL Dallas Shetland team clocked up mileage in the first ever Shetland July Jaunt challenge this summer, personal distances for which are below.

Ruth Newbold – 98 miles
Richard Newbold – 157 miles
Fiona Reid – 80 miles
Joanne Goudie – 84 miles
Rory Irvine – 85 miles
Lynne Preacher – 83 miles

The team totalled an incredible 587 miles – a massive achievement for all involved.

Charlie Wood bags a first team spot with Bradford City

Charlie Wood, son of one of TL Dallas’ Associate Directors, has been signed to Bradford City’s first team.

Wood, 18, has been described as a rising star of the Bantams, which saw him welcomed into Derek Adams’ first-team at just 18, ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Wood plays attack midfielder and he made his first-team debut in claret and amber back in November. Here’s what he has to say about his experience so far…

“This is a great achievement for me, and is what I have been working towards for a long time. Now, the hard work continues. I have got to kick on from here and progress in the game. I have really enjoyed playing in the under-18s team, and feel I have developed a lot since starting my scholarship. Training and playing with the first team last season was a really good experience, and was the first step towards what I want to achieve. I was happy to have made my debut and, hopefully, I can earn some more appearances and kick on next year.”

Bantams boss Derek Adams said “We are really pleased to have been able to tie […] young talents down on professional contracts, and are looking forward to seeing how they further develop. For Charlie, it is a great opportunity for him to further his development after gaining his first professional contract.”

As sponsors of Bradford City AFC we’re so proud to see one of the family joining the first team at just 18 years old. Congratulations Charlie!

Recent fund raising success

After what has been a very difficult year for many charities we are delighted to have kick started our fund raising again with two great team efforts. We would like to say a huge thanks to the TL Dallas team members who took part, raising over £3,800 for our chosen charities. 

The first challenge saw 3 of our Scottish team climb “The Arrochar Alps” in one day, raising over £1,100 for MIND charity. This consists of climbing 1 Corbett and 2 Munros. The hills are The Cobbler (Corbett), and Beinn Narnain and Beinn Ime.

Thank you Douglas Lapsley, Conor Russell and Jamie Coskry!

The second challenge was the Yorkshire Total Warrior course – involving a gruelling 12k course with 25 obstacles including the ‘The Human BBQ’ and ‘The Shocker’.

Nine members of the Bradford team completed the challenge in support of the TLD Charitable Trust and raised in excess of £2,700.

Thank you Marcus Kelly, Tim Mortimer, Flloyd de Sousa, Lizzy Tyler, Mark Adams, Matt Smith, Pippa Davies, Claire Humphries and Sarah Aldridge!

Season sponsor of Burley in Wharfedale Cricket Club


At TL Dallas, we are delighted to help support a local community cricket club by sponsoring the Burley in Wharfedale Under 13’s for the 2021 season.

Burley play in the Airedale & Wharfedale Junior League on Friday evenings and the club have a full junior section for all ages, starting with All Stars (5-8 year olds) up to Under 18’s. Go well for the season Burley!


The TL Dallas family take on Total Warrior

We’re proud of our brave team members in Bradford, who will be taking part in this year’s Great Northern Mud Run for Total Warrior.

In 2019, to celebrate our centenary year, we successfully raised over £100,000 for the TL Dallas Charitable Trust, supporting a number of charities close to our hearts.

The pandemic has had a significant impact on our charity partners and, with this in mind, a group of hardy and (not so) athletic members of the TL Dallas family will take on the Total Warrior challenge on Saturday 10th July 2021 at Bramham Park, Wetherby.

Total Warrior is a gruelling 12k extreme endurance race with 25 obstacles including mud, water and even electric shocks! For more info, please visit their website here

As a business, we’ve covered the costs so every penny donated will go to our chosen charities.

Any donation, large or small, will be gratefully received – don’t delay, donate today – JustGiving!

TL Dallas participants: Matt Smith, Marcus Kelly, Polly Staveley, Rebecca Stockdill, Lizzy Tyler, Sarah Aldridge, Mark Adams, Pippa Davis, Flloyd DeSousa, Tim Mortimer, Claire Humphries