ITEC enables charities to raise more money through smart technology spending, but also through the unbelievable efforts of our staff. Here are a few highlights of the ITEC staff’s adventures and the good work they are doing…
Friendly. Dedicated. Charitable.
These are the key attributes of successful members of ITEC staff, and when you meet the team, you will find they have gone above and beyond for a whole spectrum of charities. Fundraising is built into our ethos, from climbing mountains to baking cakes, no action is too big or too small. If ITEC staff can raise money, they will.
Here are a few highlights on how members of ITEC staff have raised for a variety of charities:
Ready, Steady… Bake!
Bake sales. A simple, fun and effective way to raise money. We have sweet teeth and recently banded together to raise more £500 for charities including SANDS, Tommy’s and Remember My Baby.
These charities all support parents who have gone through unspeakable loss. According to NHS statistics, roughly 15-25% of pregnancies end in miscarriages. 1 in 200 end in stillbirths.
ITEC staff took a stand. Together, across the 10 offices, we baked (some are suspected of buying) cakes and grilled sausages -- even setting off the fire alarm in the Dorset office.
Fundraising is a great way to push yourself, and some members of the ITEC staff literally scale greater heights to raise more money for charities including St Peter’s Hospice.
Steve Webb, Service Training Manager, hiked along the Sacred Valley before joining the famous Inca Trail. He took part in the grueling four-day trek, climbing to 4,600m above sea level. When he reached the Sun Gate, at the top of 3000 steps, he was rewarded with a stunning view of Machu Picchu and the knowledge that he had raised £2,500.
Not to be out done, Sharon Lock, Customer Experience Team Executive, trekked along the Great Wall of China. Sharon raised more than £3,000 for local Bristol charities. Her journey along the famous wall was, in her words, “bloody hard”. The staggering amount she raised made it worth it.
Walking, Running and Falling
One of the joys of the London Marathon is watching people run in wacky outfits. ITEC staff often raise money by strapping on a pair of trainers.
Laura Murgia, Sales Order Processing Executive, is recently ran the Bristol 10k. She raised more than £300, over 160% of her target.
Elsewhere, Laura’s colleague, Project Support Executive Georgia Hill smashed her fundraising target within two days thanks to support from ITEC employees. Her sponsored walk was a great success as she raised money to go towards vital Alzheimer’s research.
Not to be outdone, members of the finance department Lauren and Lori Wilcox, take part in the Race for Life Pretty Muddy every year. They’re never put off by the mud or the fundraising efforts. They raise money for Cancer Research.
Also fighting cancer, Account Director Katie Clark recently abseiled down Portsmouth’s iconic Spinnaker Tower and raised more than £600.
If you wish to donate to any of the ITEC Staff fundraising efforts, please click the following links:
It may not be as physically strenuous but touching someone’s toes is just as challenging. Have you seen some people's’ feet? In the Bristol office, Consumables Team Executive, Tracey Bryant took on the tough challenge of making the ITEC staff beautiful with Mani Pedi Pamper Treatments. Buying all the kit and polishes herself, Tracey is dedicated to raising money for SANDS.
Appointments are throughout this month and Tracey is even sacrificing her Sunday.
With offices around the country, ITEC staff from Manchester to Cornwall are getting involved in fundraising efforts. Pete Ong and Josh Beck from ITEC Exeter helped the WESC Foundation raise money by sponsoring their golf day and driving customers to the event.
If you wish to find out more about ITEC’s fundraising efforts or how we can help your charity, don’t hesitate to contact us today…