As part of the commitment to this years respective charities of the year, the employees at Mick George Ltd have been challeneged to get involved with their own personal fundraising towards two great causes, Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation.
The gauntlet has been laiyed, woking individually, or as part of a team to smash a challenge, and raise as much money as possible through sponsorship from friends, family or associates.
Challenges don't need to be physical, they can be something you have always wanted to do, either by way of a skills challenge to better yourself, or to give up that annoying lifelong habit you can't seem to shake without some encouragement.
Having announced multiple charity partnerships for the year ahead, the team at Mick George Ltd have actively set to work on an action packed schedule of activities that are certainly set to test various characteristics of those involved, to the maximum.
A clear visualisation of the intent from the company is on vue for all to see, with the dedicated 'pledge wall' that is located in the reception area of the organisations head office, depicting the efforts that staff are going through to fundraise for two fantastic causes.
The activities are relentless, and in some cases particularly ambitious. From triathlons, swimming, cycle rides, and more, the organisation is doing its upmost to get behind raising funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and British Heart Foundation.
While the general office staff and site workers have each been challenged to come up with their own money-making initiatives, there are no hiding places for those further up the hierarchy either, with senior management and directors to getting involved also.
Mick George himself, and son Michael, will lead the procession, as part of group of seven individuals from the senior contracting division aiming to achieve the biggest weight loss.
Totaling a combined 140 stone, it won’t just be weight that is being shed, as a personal battle between the family members will see the individual who loses the least amount of weight hit with a financial forfeit, that will be added to any sponsorship funds generated.
But it doesn’t stop there. The Finance Director and Head of Finance have been granted permission to trade their calculators for ‘training footwear’ as they tackle a sponsored walk and Cambridge Half Marathon respectively. While a team of Health and Safety, Transport, Sales, operational and technical representatives will be taking to the mountain in the 3 Peaks Challenge.
Sports Day Extravaganza
The employees at Mick George Ltd hosted a Sports Day Extravaganza at their head office, to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support and British Heart Foundation.
Each staff member donated £2 to the cause, with those who didn't participate facing financial forfeits. Additional funds were raised through a series of activities that included a BBQ and entrance fees for the sports day.
Staff dressed in sporting attire, immitating their sports idols, before competing in a variety of challenges, in teams of 4. The competition was a combination of office related encounters that included 'Trash Can Shotput', 'Rubber band Archery' and 'Coffee-cup beer pong'.
Prizes were presented to the team with the highest score at the end of the day.