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Generous Customers have Fun as they Fundraise

Generous Customers have Fun as they Fundraise
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Generous Customers have Fun as they Fundraise
Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

Our customers across the Capital Space business centre sites have been celebrating the last of the summer, generating cash and raising awareness for some great charities –  all through community-focused events.

Soaking the bosses

At the end of August, our Greenway Business Centre in Harlow hosted a Fun Day that raised a whopping £700 for road-safety charity, Brake. Family-centred games included a Beat the Buzzer competition, a Name the Teddy competition and a tombola. Delicious home-made cakes and sweet treats were also on sale, plus there was a chance for visitors to experience for themselves the skills of Greenway customers. Nicola Court, who offers acupuncture and massage therapy at Greenway, provided ‘taster’ ear-acupuncture sessions, while staff from MGM Clinics offered ‘taster’ massage sessions.

Commenting on the event, Claire Paul of MGM Clinics, who popped into the centre on her day off with her seven-year-old son Freddie, said: "It's been really good. I've enjoyed it a lot!'

Claire Pearman and Grace Smith, of Telsolutions Ltd, said they’d particularly appreciated the mediaeval-style stocks that had held their bosses, Rob Perry and Dan Pearce, captive while allowing them to pelt them with sponges and render them soaking wet. "That was so much fun," said Claire afterward. Rob and Dan were unavailable for comment…

Tropical paradise

Meanwhile, our Chelmsford-based Waterhouse Business Centre held its Hawaiian-themed fundraiser in September and thanks to the generosity of customers, raised £380 for The Sick Children's Trust.

Customers put their balance skills to the test on a surf simulator, enjoyed tropical cocktails, a sizzling barbecue, and played games include beat the buzzer and guess the number of sweets in a jar.
The centre management team really got into the spirit of things, donning colourful garlands, grass skirts, Hawaiian shirts and sunglasses in keeping with the tropical theme. Customers Elaine Flynn, Chris Bray and Paul Stone each won Hula nodding Hawaiian car dolls as prizes for being the best dressed on the day.

Sharon Dodson, centre manager, said: "Our customers were fantastic and readily parted with their cash to help a good cause. We were also really impressed with their costumes! Everyone told us they had lots of fun – and, to cap it all, the sun shone down, appropriately, throughout our tropical-themed event."

PC pops in

Last but not least, Churchill Square Business Centre held its summer fete fundraiser on a balmy September Sunday –  raising a bumper £800 for charities Heart of Kent Hospice and Guide Dogs UK.

Staff, customers and visitors – including local Police Community Support Officer, Wendy Stanley – enjoyed games such as old favourite, hook-a-duck, target golf and a smoothie bike that left the intrepid peddling like mad to power a smoothie-making blender. No less delicious but perhaps a little less healthily, there was plenty of scrumptious cake on offer, courtesy of busy bakers from Capital Space.  

Doug from Atag Heating Technology and Angus from Kennedy’s Publications won the Beat the Buzzer competitions, while Neil from Ten Intelligence triumphed in the Target Golf game and Terry from Cirpro correctly guessed the Number of Sweets in the Jar. All three winners have promised they won’t let these competitive successes go to their heads. Indeed, it was business as usual come Monday morning – though the happy weekend activities undoubtedly left everyone at Kings Hill with a spring in their step.

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