Earlier this month Purchase Direct (based in Welwyn Garden City) kindly selected to raise money for Earthworks at their annual staff charity day. It looks like the team had loads of fun enjoying Earthworks inspired activities whilst raising a grand total of £1248.50 for us! Everyone at Earthworks is extremely grateful to receive this money which will help us to continue to provide our unique and important service.
Purchase Direct were very pleased to be able to raise £1248.50 for Earthworks. The day was extremely fun packed and eventful, with everyone participating in various events throughout. The day itself was fruit and vegetable themed, with staff arriving to the office in various costumes and flower decorations. We had a pineapple costume, a man sized banana and various flower power outfits strolling about the office.
We had staff who made and donated food and cake to sell. We had the traditional lemon drizzle cake, carrot cake and an unusual (but delicious) courgette chocolate cake, along with lots of other home cooked tasty treats!! Our lovely Martyn spent most of his day in the kitchen, mixing up various fruit smoothies for the staff!
We ran a ‘bring a fruit and vegetable friend competition’, where staff made models of people we know out of various pieces of fruit and veg, with a prize of a chocolate egg for the winner!!! We had a Yoda, Bananarama and a Minion, which were just a few out of the many that had entered – obviously we have some very talented people in our office who have lots of spare time on their hands!!!
We also held a raffle, where some of our suppliers kindly donated prizes to help raise more money for Earthworks. This alone raised around £500!! Finally, we held some more sporty events throughout the day which included apple bobbing, a fruit and veg quiz and of course your coconut shy!!!
Sharon Nicholson, Product Manager Purchase Direct Ltd.