The first half of this year has seen us launch our charity campaign, with the whole team getting involved to raise money for the wonderful Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). (Click here to see why we chose GOSH.)
We’ve set our first year’s fundraising target at £10,000, which we’re aiming to raise by the end of March 2019. Here’s how we’re planning to do it…
On Wednesday 4th July, the food lovers here in the office will be taking part in an ‘Around the World’ themed lunch! The team will be making culturally and geographically-inspired food and drinks from their choice of country – with some people dressing up too! We’ll be posting pics on Facebook and Instagram, so please follow us if you don’t already.
After enjoying all the tasty food and drinks we are sure to feel full and possibly sluggish. So, to counteract this, we’re having ‘BBR – Beach Body Ready’ walks just in time for summer! These include Fit Fridays, where we go on a 30 minute walk together. You may have spotted us marching (or dawdling) around the Woodford area… Come along and join us if you fancy it – everyone’s welcome and all donations go towards our target for GOSH.
This walking is also excellent practice for our Nordens walkathon, taking place on 14th September. On this (hopefully dry and still warm-ish) Friday, our team will be counting the steps during a 16 mile trek from Nordens Woodford offices to our satellite office in Soho! (Some of us will be walking half the distance – still a huge undertaking.) GOSH will be providing us with fundraising packs so you’ll see us trooping along in unison. If you’d like to sponsor us, please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nordenslimited.
We’re also planning a Nordens charity quiz night in the autumn! We’d love it if you could join us and show off your knowledge, have a drink, a giggle and enjoy some friendly competition whilst raising money for this fantastic cause. Info to follow closer to the time…
And to keep the money tricking into the pot, every last Friday of the month we have ‘dress down Friday,’ with each member of the team donating £2! So far we’ve raised almost £700!!
We’ll be posting regular updates about our training and success stories on our Just Giving page.
We’re so passionate about this endeavour that we hope our enthusiasm rubs off on our friends and followers, as every donation helps the children, their families and all those touched by GOSH!
We’re really looking forward to our upcoming events and it’s brilliant that we’re on our way to achieving our target! If you’d like to help us, monitor our progress or simply donate to this amazing hospital, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/nordenslimited.
With thanks from all the team!