Charity Sports Day
And they’re off. It was a shotgun start at the head office of Mick George Ltd last Friday, as the staff, managers and directors participated in a special sports day extravaganza, in an attempt to raise funds for its two selected charities for 2017.
Representatives from both Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation were both present at Mick George head office, to witness an influx of sporting attire through the company’s doors, ahead of what turned out to be a fantastic day.
Each member of staff donated towards the cause, as well as a financial forfeit for those who didn’t dress for the occasion, while sixteen teams of four participated in five unique encounters that combined the world of sport and office work.
These consisted of ‘Speed Finger Skating’, ‘Trash Can Shotput’, ‘Rubber Band Archery’ and Coffee-Cup Beer Pong’ before rounding off with a traditional office quiz.
And as bizarre as some of the activities sound, it turns out that many of the employees are quite the dab-hand, especially those from ‘The Rubber Bandits’, who as the name suggests, turned out to be just that, Bandits; winning by a landslide, from second place ‘The Wasters’, and third place ‘3 Gobs and a Guy’.
In total, and most importantly, the efforts managed to raise a commendable £460 which will go on top of the funds already donated by the firm.
The day also marked the unveiling of the ‘pledge wall’ which has been prominently located, for all employees to commit to a fundraising initiative of their choice. 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.
Early days, but the wall is already packed with activities that are certainly set to test various characteristics of those involved, to the maximum. From weight loss, triathlons, marathons, mountain hiking to jumping out of aeroplanes, the employees have set their stall out from the off.
Jon Stump, Finance Director at Mick George Ltd commented: ‘’Off their own back, the staff have got involved in a whole array of different initiatives to raise money for the various charities that we have supported over the years. The sports day was particularly well received.’’
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.’’