Earlier this month we told you about our plans to implement a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy with the help of a steering committee and told you about our charity of choice to work with in 2014, Cardiac Risk in the Young.
Last night Vantec hosted its first charity fundraising event at Nissan Sport and Social Club. The evening included a quiz and raffle, along with quick-fire games such as bingo and pig racing.
This first event was held as a pilot activity for the company, and was received well by those who attended. Prizes continued to flow throughout the night, with the biggest winner being the charity, for which more than £550 was raised!
Vantec would like to say a massive thank you to all of those who kindly donated prizes for the evening: MTrec for the MetroCentre vouchers; Benfield Gateshead for the car makeover; Baked Cupcakery for the beautiful cupcake bouquet; GEM Premium People for the Seaham Hall voucher; and many more!
Casey Barlow, HR Officer and Head of the CSR steering committee said: ‘Firstly we would like to thank all those who attended and bought raffle tickets for the charity quiz night on the 22nd April 2014.
A special thanks to MTrec who graciously handed their first place quiz prize back to be auctioned off to raise further funds for the charity.
We hope to continue fundraising for C-R-Y, the charity voted for by employees, and hope that even more can make it to future Vantec charity nights. Up and coming events include the annual football and golf tournaments, which we are already looking forward to.’
One attendee commented: ‘We all enjoyed ourselves last night and would definitely come to any other nights that are arranged.’