Challenge Success Stories - Severn Trent Team
Dominga Devitt, Fundraiser for Cannon Hill House, organised a team challenge day on 27th July with a team of volunteers from Severn Trent Water drawn from regional offices across the East and West Midlands. The day was facilitated by the Birmingham Council for Voluntary Service.
25 Severn Trent staff rolled up their sleeves and carried out some much needed painting and gardening work all around the site at Cannon Hill House. In addition they valeted the Foundation’s minibus and pool car, as well as staging an impromptu charity car wash which raised £65.
Jan Dukes, one of the volunteers from Severn Trent expressed the view of all those who took part that it was a most beneficial day both for themselves as a team, and for the Foundation. She commented “After Dominga’s talk about the work done by the foundation, I think we all realised what a worthwhile charity we were contributing to. We had a great day working together as a team and felt a sense of achievement at the end of it, but most importantly, we had been able to help the Foundation, and the people who are so dependent on the excellent work they do.”
Challenge Success Stories - Zurich Insurance
Zurich Cares which is the charitable arm of Zurich Insurance offer local charities the opportunity for employees to participate in challenge that would be helpful to the organisation, such as painting a room. The Foundation for Conductive Education has been very well supported by Zurich over the years where employees have been involved with many challenges. The most recent challenge the employees were involved in was a gardening challenge which involved the children who attend the Foundation:
“We at Zurich chose this particular challenge because it was not only giving us the opportunity to help with our team building but also to work with some of the children who attend Red Boots.
We chose the charity because of how hard working and dedicated the staff and children are; when we had the chance to sit in on a Children’s session observation we were taken aback with how brilliant everyone was connected to the charity.
The children were really wonderful and we could not believe how hard working they were and how dedicated the staff were. We all felt privileged to be taking part that day and we were very pleased with the outcome of the challenge.
We are definitely more aware of what the Foundation can offer people of most ages and we would not think twice about doing another challenge!
"I felt that my time doing the Zurich Cares challenge was both incredibly rewarding and fulfilling." Craig Fisher, Zurich Cares