Fun Activities at the NAC

The AP team dressed in their finest sports gear

The AP team dressed in their finest sports gear

We complete our coverage from this year’s Sport Relief with Jackie Atkinson’s report from the NAC. They decided to arrange a number of fun activities – from 20th to 25th March – roping in around 60 colleagues in the process…

Staff at the NAC in Bradford raised over £575 for Sport relief through a number of fun activities.

We held a Question of Sport Quiz as well as  Guess the Sport fan Colleague quiz, both of which were great fun and raised around £40 between them.

Natasha Thrams wins the football headers competition

Natasha Thrams wins the football headers competition

We also held a wii Olympic competition over a 4 day period with 24 staff taking part in canoeing, slalom, headers and table tennis to battle it out for the title of NAC wii Olympic Champion.  This raised a further £60.

Chloe Webb paddled her way to the top of the leader board in the canoeing, Natasha Thrams headed to the top of the football headers league, Tina Cronin skied her way to success in the slalom and Jackie Atkinson batted away the competition in the table tennis. At the end of the competition we had a medal ceremony (edible medals of course).

By far the biggest money raiser was the sponsored enemy shirt day when Tina Cronin, Andrea Briggs, Ryan Metcalfe, Natasha Thrams and Kate Otto all dressed up for money and raised around £250 in sponsorship.

Cheerleading 1. Sarah Hutton and Abigail Tong sort out Andrew’s makeup 2. Tammy Dunne, Andrew Stone and Vicki Guy after their cheerleading routine

The cheerleading routine 1. Sarah Hutton and Abigail Tong sort out Andrew’s makeup 2. Tammy Dunne, Andrew Stone and Vicki Guy after their cheerleading routine

Other staff came dressed in their favourite sporting outfit.  The most entertaining event of all was provided by Vicki Guy and Tammy Dunne who were sponsored to do a cheerleading routine for us all in their bright red and white cheer leading outfits, bought especially for the day.   They were joined by Andrew Stone in his home made outfit, made out of paper table cloths in just one hour by Anita Shaw and Jackie Atkinson with Sarah Hutton and Abigail Tong completing the look by doing his makeup and nails.  BLS joined in the sponsorship and they raised almost £100 with their very special routine.

Chloe collects her silver medal for the canoeing

Chloe collects her silver medal for the canoeing

A further £100 was raised with a baking sale and raffle organised by Mumtaz Sultan.  So we had a fun few days and are over the moon with the amount of money raised by such simple events.

Thanks for your report Jackie! It looks like everyone had a lot of fun 🙂

I love that party ring medal – I wonder how long it lasted before it got eaten?

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