We are absolutely thrilled to have raised £1408 for the Peace Hospice after taking part in the Grand Charity Challenge. The challenge lasted for 12 weeks, after we were given a seed fund of £100 and asked to come up with an innovative way to turn it into £1000.
With the support of several local companies, we ran the “Ultimate Watford Weekend”, a prize draw, whereby people had to purchase Marshall Vizard bricks, to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes*.
In addition to the prize draw, we also held an auction for a Watford FC pennant and we helped warm up Watford on a cold, wintry day just before Christmas, by giving people passing by our offices, tea/coffee and a piece of cake!
*Thank you to the following local businesses for donating prizes for the draw:-
Mercure Watford – 2 night hotel stay with b&b and dinner on the first night
Twisted Monkey – VIP night out for 8 people
INTU – £50 shopping voucher
Bill’s Restaurant – £50 voucher
Ocean Bells Coffee Company – voucher for coffee & cake for 2
Marshall Vizard – mini iPad
Watford Colosseum – 2 tickets to Sing-along-a-Grease
Top Golf – voucher for 4 for adventure golf & a voucher for 4 lifetime memberships including 4 games per person
Presence Spa – voucher for Thermal spa treatment
Hartsbourne Country Club – a round of golf for 4
NRG gym – 6 months gym membership
Ferrero Rocher – limited edition chocolates
Tania Clarke – hypnotherapy voucher
Faborje Bar & Grill – £40 voucher
Milly’s Abbots Langley– cakes
Tesco Express Leavesden – mince pies
Watford FC – football pennant
d2R – printing of prize draw “bricks”
Jemma Gish said “It was a great 12 weeks! The team all really enjoyed working together on the challenge in support of a very worthy local charity. We were extremely grateful for the generosity of our fellow Watford businesses who helped make our prize list so exciting! Thank you to everyone who helped us raise such a fantastic amount and smash the target of £1000 (without even touching the seed fund) and congratulations to all of our prize winners!”