gdb Charity Challenge 2018 & Raffle Raises Thousands for Charity

Published: 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.


Teams included:

4D Data Centres

B&CE, The People’s Pension

2 teams from Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice

DMH Stallard LLP

Driver Hire Gatwick

Gatwick Express

Kingston Smith LLP

Kreston Reeves

McCrudden Training


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

SASH Charity

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Young Enterprise

Young Epilepsy

West Sussex Mediation Service 




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. 

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