Through a week of fun filled fund raising events Unicom has helped Children in Need raise a record breaking £31million.
The week of events, hosted at Unicom’s head office in Northenden, raised £3,418.00 for the charity, which supports disadvantaged children and young people in the UK.
The fund raising events kicked off at the start of the week with a FIFA tournament and a man Vs food competition. Following this there was a baby photo quiz were employees had to guess which management were which from their baby pictures, a sponsored head shave, a raffle and two cake sales which raised over £200 alone.
The week of events built up to Children in Need day on Friday 15th November, where employees were invited to dress up in 80’s fancy dress for £3, before heading off to Unicom’s Children in Need party after work at Wythenshawe Cricket Club.
The 80’s fancy dress day proved to be a huge success with the majority of staff paying the donation to come dressed up for the day. There were some fantastic costumes including, Robo cop, Slash from Guns and Roses, Super Mario and Banana Man. There was also a lot of neon disco wear and shell suits.
“We’re delighted at the total amount we’ve raised for Children in Need this year. We put on a good range of fun activities and events that got everyone involved. So many people participated and donated money to such a worthy cause it was great to see and I would like to thank everyone for their generous donations and help in running the events” said Peter White, Head of Customer Services, who organised many of the events.
The amount of money raised from employee donations was £1709.00, which was matched by Unicom, making the total donated to Children in Need for 2013 £3,418.00.
In the wake of the Philippines Typhoon disaster, Unicom CEO, Chris Earle, decided to donate the same amount of money that the company matched for Children in Need towards helping the surviving victims in the Philippines, £1,709.00 has since been donated.