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.
The objective is clear, work individually, or as part of a team, to smash a task and raise as much money as possible through sponsorship in the process. Challenges don't necessarily 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 even to give up that annoying lifelong habit you can't seem to shake without some encouragement.
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, as the gauntlet has been laid for owners, senior management and directors to get involved.
And that they undoubtedly have.
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, as there encounter sits at the head of the dedicated ‘pledge wall’ that has been created.
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.
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.
Watch this space.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’As a business we proud ourselves on our proactive approach to supporting local community initiatives and charitable causes, contributing in the region of £800,000 annually.’’
Stump continued: ‘’The two charities that we’ve formally declared this year will have a personal sentiment to many of our staff, customers and suppliers, and for that reason we’re determined to go the extra mile in our efforts. As an extra incentive, the business will be covering certain entrance fees, and providing a prize for the largest amount raised by any individual’’