Thank you to everyone who donated towards Red Nose Day. We raised an impressive £2,769.44 with the Rugby Office providing the hub for activities.
They started off on Sunday 8 March with Chris Harding, Aggregates and Asphalt Planner, who co-ordinated a Rugby Works v Rugby Office football match – Office won! – and raised £130 despite the pouring rain and a few injuries to players.
This was followed on Friday 13th with another sporty event from the Readymix Sales Team, including Central Readymix Director, Stuart Keighley, who, on bikes donated for the day by Virgin Gym Rugby, cycled the equivalent of Newcastle upon Tyne to Rugby and raised £85!
Meanwhile, downstairs in the canteen, there was serious competition in the Bake Off Competition which was brilliantly organised by Celaine Cave and Claire Lomax from Haulage. The judges “Mary” Margaret Smith, “Mary” Jane Barker and “Mary” Liz Dixon had the tremendous task of judging 11 different cakes; the standard of which were extremely high. The winner, Kelly Wills of Logistics, was a very worthy winner with her Smartie Cake. All the competition cakes were then added to the main cake stall and a very healthy £260 was made at the end of the day.
Raffle prizes donated by VPs Chris Leese, Lex Russell and Matt Wild, along with prizes from Marketing and many others, raised a grand total of £245. Their tenacious Post Lady, Margaret Smith, sold the tickets whilst delivering the post and she could certainly teach our Sales Men a thing or two!!!
They also had Bric-a-Brac Stalls, the Book People and two guest crafts ladies who were selling delicious fudge and arty items – there was no shortage of delightfully calorific items available!
Special thanks goes to all the VPs, Directors and Managers who made their ‘Faces Funny For Money’.
It started off when they indicated if £100 was raised by the Thursday afternoon,they would put their funny faces on Shift on Friday. Little did they know the generosity of their colleagues, who raised over £900, had the delight of seeing Jesus Gonzalez, Chris Leese, Lex Russell, Matt Wild, Martin Langvad and many more of the Top Team all with painted faces – I don’t think Shift has ever been so busy and if you missed Jesus dressed up like a ‘70’s hippy, you missed a treat! Many thanks to Lynsey Smith from Commercial Cement who set up the Just Giving page and kept it updated throughout the day.
“This year’s Red Nose Day has been absolutely terrific. I am so proud of everyone who works here at Rugby and of everyone who has taken part in the money raising” said organiser Louise West from National Engineering. “It was great that CEMEX were right behind us by donating £1,000 to get the ball rolling. I didn’t think we could top our total from 2013 but the enthusiasm and talents of my colleagues at Rugby has proved year on year that we can do better and better.”
Well done to the enthusiastic Team at Rugby who helped pull it all together, special mention to Lou West for co-ordinating it all.