When was the last time you spent an entire week in rollerskates, or bathed in baked beans, or walked 35 miles to your local pub? These are just a few of the dozens of imaginative sponsored events staff, volunteers and members of the public took on during Red Cross Appeal Week last week in the name of fundraising for our wonderful charity.
Staff member Victoria Wood-Matthews, from Bristol, spent an entire week in rollerskates, including a visit to her local polling station on the day of the general election. She even attempted to cycle in her skates but as you’d imagine, got in a bit of a tangle.
Debra Probert (pictured), manager of our Pobtypool shop in South Wales spent five hours in a tub of baked beans in the shop window, raising just short of £500.
Two intrepid members of staff from the Ipswich office walked a 35-mile detour to their local pub, raising over £500 so far.
Red Cross shops across Scotland were taken over for the day in Apprentice-style challenges. A team of novice fundraisers tried to raise as much money as possible by organising various events, raffles and activities.
And yours truly, with my colleague Mark Cox doubled our target and both climbed 200 flights of stairs of our London office in the Big Red Climb, raising a total of £881 so far.