The staff at Bristol-based company MBDA spent 2019 coming up with lots of different fundraising ideas and raised an amazing £4,127.35 for Brain Tumour Support.
The Charity Challenge Team at the company organised cake sales, a fun run, a quiz, a football tournament, a photography competition and a static bike race, and brought all sorts of creative ideas to their events.
Their cake sales throughout the year were themed around Valentines, Easter, Halloween and Christmas, and enticed people with additional fun activities such as guess the number of eggs in a jar, guess the weight of the pumpkin and a pumpkin carving competition.
The fun runs were also Halloween and Easter themed, with an extra challenge to 'Catch the Rabbit' at Easter, where an employee known for their running ability came as an Easter Rabbit, and other participants were given the challenge of catching them!
The photography competition involved employees from all three of MBDA’s sites and resulted in 12 winners getting their photos featured in the company’s calendar. While the static bike race involved 10 of the Bristol staff racing against Stevenage and Bolton based staff, each racing for 10 minutes on a static exercise bike.
“It has been an amazing opportunity to be a part of various exciting events that continue to enrich my working week,” said Jenny Millam, a member of the Charity Challenge Team at the company's Bristol site. “It has been pleasure to share those experiences with our ‘Charities of the Year’ representatives and fulfilling to see how the money raised will have a lasting impact on the local community.”
"What an amazing achievement," said Nadya Anscombe, Brain Tumour Support's PR and Communications Manager. "By making their fundraising fun and inclusive, the Charity Challenge Team managed to raise an incredible amount of money. These funds are enough for us to secure the future of one of our 23 monthly support groups for one year, so this will help a lot of people get the support they need at a very difficult time in their lives."