Within just three months of 2023, we have already raised over £7,500, bringing the total to a whopping £18,850.
An outstanding effort, my colleagues never cease to amaze me, and this reflects on how kind-hearted and generous they are when it comes to supporting others.
“No pain, no gain” was the saying of the month when a number of us took on the Maggie’s February exercise challenge. Some of us agreed to do 2800 squats (100 a day), whilst others agreed to run 50 miles over the month.
Our team of squatters and runners completed this challenge raising an amazing £2,710 collectively. This has been our biggest total for firm collaboration to date. A big shout out to James Cook, who’s friends and families’ support helped him raise a phenomenal £2,095.
March saw the return of the Maggie’s Bake-Off and, selflessly, our Managing Partner Tim, along with Anna and Ela from Maggie’s, took on the challenge of judging (and eating) ten delicious entries. There was no clear winner, a rather unique banana and carrot cake won the prize having scored highest in all the judging elements.
We also hosted the second Maggie’s Firewalk. I chose to help with the refreshments this time and support in other ways, handing the baton over to our Tim, Alice and Mo who took part. The added challenge this time was the snow, but the experienced team at BLAZE Firewalk were not going to let a bit of the ‘white stuff’ stop this event being another ‘blazing’ success. Just like me, they all felt a sense of achievement and had more confidence having faced their fears. Alice instantly said that she will be doing the next one!
Tim said afterwards “after saying no way and I’m not doing that, I got persuaded to do it and had no regrets at all, it was a thoroughly enjoyable experience for a great cause”. We would all recommend having a go, after all no-one spontaneously combusted!
In addition, I continue to make breakfast butties for the team, which strategically take place the day of our staff meeting to maximise orders and are delivered mid-morning with a range of options available, so have now been renamed ‘brunch butties’.
It doesn’t stop here as we already have events planned, including our Quiz Night on 22 June and Race Night in September.
I can’t believe we are already into the second year of charity partnership with Maggie’s, it has been a fantastic journey together to date. I personally am looking forward to taking part in the rest of this year’s activities and am excited to achieving our best fundraising total ever.
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