All Systems Go at Connect Books

Frances Plant gives us the lowdown on what’s been happening over at Connect Books this month, plus some pointers to future events. Not only is there a lot going on over in Norwich, there are lots of different charities being supported…

March has been the month for lots of fundraising, charity and fun events!  I thought I would give you an update on all the activities going on and how the fundraising has been going so far.  Plus there’s information on how staff at Connect Books can get involved in upcoming events.

Completed Events

Charity Quiz

Sarah Barkham (BLS) held a Charity Quiz on Saturday 14th March in aid of the Norfolk Renal Unit at the NNUH.  Tickets were just £3 per person, with teams up to 6 people.

Gold Cup Cheltenham

Tim Stone (Buying) organised a little competition for Gold Cup Friday. It was a bit of fun, so staff didn’t need to know anything about horses! It was only £1 to enter and just needed a prediction of the first 3 horses.

The rules: Predicting the winner correctly scored 10 points;  5 points if in the correct placing for second or third; 2 points if predicted, but finished in a different place. Thus a maximum 25 points was up for grabs and the winner was the person with the most points. If more than one person has the same highest points, the prize pot was shared evenly.

Editor’s note: This could be something for other locations to consider for e.g. the Grand National? It’s a bit different to the usual sweepstake…

Ultra Marathon

Megan Davies (Marketing) tackled her latest fundraising challenge by running in the wilderness of Sri Lanka for Sarcoma UK.

Editor’s note: Megan has raised £847 so far, according to her JustGiving Page. If all’s well, her challenges next month are a return to the Exmoor Ultra, plus the London Marathon!

Cake Sale (The warm up)

Sam Bence (Contracts Manager) also held a mini cake sale earlier this week to help his girlfriend raise funds for Oxfam.  The cakes raised an amazing £100.90, which will all go towards her London Marathon challenge in April.

Great Bertrams Bake Off

What a competition it was, with so many amazing creative and delicious tasty treats, and all for Comic Relief.  We have raised to date, and we are still counting, over £250.

In the pipeline…

Easter Hamper Draw

There’s an amazing Easter Hamper on offer to a lucky winner.  Tickets are just £1 for a square and all proceeds will go to Break Charity.

Sponsored Slim

Lydia Calton – one of the Supervisors in the warehouse – has embarked upon a sponsored slim in aid of the Injured Soldiers Fund.  Lydia will be taking on this challenge for the next 6 months.

Good luck to everyone in your fundraising efforts and thank you to everyone who has got involved in events to date.

Thanks for the update Frances – I see March took you well over the £1,000 raised mark. We look forward to hearing how everyone got on in the future events! 

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One Response to All Systems Go at Connect Books

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive says:

    2015’s fundraising is well under way at Connect Books, well done.

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