WINNER: BERRY GARDENS
Each year Berry Gardens employees select a local charity to support for the year. In 2018 the company is supporting a small local charity called My Shining Star which helps families financially whose children are battling cancer. Rather than one big fundraiser staff across the company have been encouraged to do one thing – small or big, as the saying goes … every little helps.
Since the beginning of the year Berry Gardens staff have arranged raffles and cake sales, ran half marathons, organised monthly themed dress-up days including Floral Friday, Flipflop Friday and in honour of Wimbledon, Federer Friday. The more energetic have walked 10k and finally a brave team of 10 recruits from across the company completed a Tough Mudder challenge. Not one month goes by without an event and as employees become more inventive there is no risk of fundraising fatigue! Currently employees have raised just over £3,500.
Future events include the 100 mile cycle ride, Freaky Friday and the Great Berry Gardens Bake Off. The benefit of organising small events and challenges through the year is that employees across the company can participate and contribute in their own way. The fundraising has created a buzz across the company and a momentum for everyone to contribute, however small.