Head office staff at Volvo Construction Equipment based in Duxford organised a week long schedule of events in November for Children in Need with members of staff paying to take part in each activity while the Customer Support Centre in Immingham also held activities on Friday 18 November.
On the morning of Monday 14 November staff brought in a range of homemade goodies into Duxford for a ‘bake off’ competition. The cakes were then sliced up and sold to raise money.
From Tuesday to Thursday a series of lunchtime events took place, each hosted by a different department. Events included a human (vegetable) fruit machine, ‘who has the best pong’ ping pong challenge, mini bowling, a darts challenge, putting challenge and ‘guess what’s in the box’ game.
On Thursday evening the BBC Children in Need Rickshaw Challenge passed by Volvo CE headquarters and members of staff were at the roadside to cheer on Matt Baker and the rest of the rickshaw team.
On Friday 18 November employees paid to dress down for the day and a general knowledge quiz was also held at lunchtime. Throughout the week employees were given a raffle ticket for every £1 spent on activities with the opportunity to win a Volvo LEGO technic model kindly donated by Managing Director Nick Allen.
In Immingham staff wore fancy dress and employees, contractors and visitors all chipped in throughout the day to help raise £254.16
Steve Noakes, Parts Technical Support Coordinator who organises the events each year comments: “We’ve been holding a series of events to support Children in Need for over thirty years. It’s great that so many staff members continue to support the charity by hosting and attending events throughout the week. It’s a fun week for staff as well as raising money for a great cause.”
In total Volvo staff raised £810.16 which was generously matched by the company bringing the total amount raised to £1,620.32.
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