I have sweated through the first 2 years of building a business and sometimes its easy to forget why I started the business, one reason I started it was to make sure there was the potential to have fun at work, not all the time, but an aim was to create an office where fun could be just around the corner and not like in some call centre or door to door jobs I have done, where ‘fun’ is of the table apart from the christmas party!
One way in business these days to incorporate fun is charity, your killing two birds with one stone and enjoying yourself whilst raising money for a number of good causes!
Last year we raised just over eight hundred pounds with our 5 minute ‘Who is Webby Blogpost?’ video featuring a song by our very own Ed Payne, it was fairly ridiculous and a good time was had by all involved.
This year for Sport Relief we decided, because we had a few more staff we needed to have some fun and aim to double what we did last year….. £1600 minimum…
We ended up doing up the same as last year and spending double the amount of time and effort to run the Instinctive Sport Relief Derby which you can read about all the goings on in Ed’s blog post.
To follow up on last year we also decided to do a silly video that incorporated the run up to the events and the event itself, this also got out of hand and ended up at an epic 14 minutes 30….. a bit too long for what we had initially planned, for those who haven’t seen it, its embedded below. Im chuffed to say we (with the help of Liverpool Science Park Tenants) helped to raise exactly £2,198 pounds and twenty four pence for Sport Relief!!
I loved every minute of doing the video and running the event and I think a lot of fun was had! Watch this space for more events coming up in the next year or two. We are about to order a mural to wallpaper on our wall our targets for fundraising in the next few years, I’ll post a photo when it goes up….
For those who haven’t seen last years video….