gdb Charity Challenge 2018 & Raffle Raises Thousands for Charity
01 Jun 2018
The gdb Charity Challenge took place at The South of England Event Centre on Thursday 10th May 2018. The teams met for pre-event refreshments ready for a fun filled afternoon of fully supervised 'It's a Knockout' events.
4D Data Centres
B&CE, The People’s Pension
2 teams from Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice
DMH Stallard LLP
Driver Hire Gatwick
Kingston Smith LLP
Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
Richard Place Dobson
The event was a great team building activity meaning colleagues, clients and new contacts built stronger relationships, working together to win 1st place (to view the leaderboard click here)! The gdb Charities were out in force with an ‘on the day’ raffle and tuck shop, whilst cheering the teams on and raising awareness for their charity.
After using all that energy on the 'It's a knockout' events, participants enjoyed a delicious 2 course alfresco Paella dinner and canapé desserts courtesy of Paella Fella. This gave the participants a chance to network with each other and get ready for the winner’s presentation.
To add to all the fun tickets for the gdb charity raffle were on sale from early this year right up until the day of the draw, meaning lots of people were in for the chance to win some great prizes. Top prizes included a Canon SX620 HS Powershot from Canon UK, Half Day Driving Experience at Porsche Experience Centre and many more!
All of this in aid of the following charities:
Chestnut Tree House
Dame Vera Lynn Children's Charity
Golden Lion Childrens Trust
Kent Sussex & Surrey Air Ambulance
The Olive Tree Cancer support Centre
St Catherine's Hospice
Sussex Wildlife Trust
West Sussex Mediation Service
WITH A GRAND TOTAL OF £4,070 BEING RAISED FROM THE GDB CHARITY CHALLENGE AND THE GDB CHARITY RAFFLE.
Many thanks go to all the teams for taking part; raffle donations from Canon UK, Porsche Centre Mid Sussex, South Lodge Hotel, British Airways i360, Hilton London Gatwick, Gatwick Footgolf, Brighton Harbour Hotel, Crawley Town Football Club, Hartsfield Manor, Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport, The Old Ship Hotel Brighton, The Hawth Theatre; the spectators who attended on the day; the charities; Paella Fella for the catering; South of England Event Centre for hosting us; ABC Eventsafe for providing first aid cover; Sussex Promotions for sponsoring the gdb team attire; LPG Photographic for the photography; Altitude Events for running the activities & last but not least the gdb team for organising the event.