Wow! What we can say? A massive ‘thank you’ to everyone, those who made an on line donation, those who generously donated prizes for the event and everyone who attended on the day to make it a day to remember! A very special thanks to Mete & Wayne from OneLife, a charity helping communities across the UK - who supported us on the day, showing our guests how to mix up their music and how to DJ! A massive thank you to my wonderful team here at The Sourcing Team – they put in so much hard work and fully embraced the event .. making me very proud of them on the big day! And special thank you also to Stevie Greenslade for giving up his day off to be our man on the door!
We had a great day here at the office, with all sorts of ways for people to spend their money – from raffles to guess the number of jelly beans to making music with our guest DJs! Interestingly guess the baby (with now and then photos of the team) proved more difficult than we thought!
The weather was perfect, the cakes delicious and the lunchtime BBQ was incredibly well attended!
As you know, all on line donators plus those that made a donation on the door were entered into our free prize draw. The winners of that draw and the other prizes from the day are listed below.
Some of the quotes from the day!
Emma Robinson - Macmillan Cancer Support - "I just want to say thank you again for the coffee morning. It was really fantastic and the money raised can go a really long way to helping people affected by cancer. It was a really fun day”
Oliver Hickson – Hickson Communications - “it was a really good day, a great opportunity to meet like-minded people for such a good cause, and we were very lucky with the weather and had a lovely BBQ - probably the last one of the year!”
Nichola Cain – Voice Communications - “Wow what an event The Sourcing Team put on to raise money for MacMillan. I drove a couple of hours to be part of the day and am so pleased I did. The whole team got behind the day, put on a fantastic number of initiatives to raise funds and made everyone feel welcome. The cakes the team baked and the BBQ were delicious. To top it all off the weather was perfect. Well done to The Sourcing Team – thanks so much for including me in such a special and unique day.”
Dean Clark – Turpin Barker Armstrong – “....On behalf of myself and my colleagues, we would like to express our thanks to everyone at The Sourcing Team/Macmillan for a thoroughly enjoyable day. Right from the moment we first arrived, we were made to feel very welcome and the format of the day was excellent, with emphasis placed on just having fun. We especially enjoyed 'ditching the suits' and playing at being the next big DJ's to be discovered, as we mixed our own CD's. (A big thanks to the guys at Dance Aid, they were fantastic, and at least 'pretended' to like the music mixes put together by us amateurs). We were happy to be part of the day and to help in raising funds for this very worthwhile charity. - See you all next year (if invited of course !!!!)”
Andrew Hill – Senator Pens – “Many congratulations to The Sourcing Team for a superb open day fund-raiser for Macmillan. Not only did TST give up a full trading day, but they created a fun and interactive environment where all the invited attendees found themselves getting totally involved. I really enjoyed contributing to such a worthy cause in such a positive atmosphere…..and the superb weather really was the icing on the (Macmillan) cake….”
Paul Mclellan – bpma – “I had a fantastic time at the Sourcing Team’s Macmillan Coffee Morning.... /Day/Evening! – Gill’s Team were fantastic hosts and for them to raise over £2k for Macmillan was fabulous.”
Gordon Glenister – bpma – “What a great event. Well done to the Sourcing Team for bringing together industry people and clients and for a great worthy cause. I was delighted the team raised over £2k.”
Annette Thurgood - Watson Phillips NormanExcellent day, good to meet some new people, make a cd and win jelly beans - all for a good cause - well done sourcing Team!
Free prize draw winners:- Shirley Cooper, Matt Childs, Andy Goffin, Mitul Patel, Carol Blackford Mills, David Sanders, Lauren Zaffarano, Andrew Hill.
On the day raffle was drawn by Gordon Glenister - Director-General of the bpma
Winners were: Lauren Zaffarano, David Lebond, Gordon Glenister, Stevie Greenslade, Paul Mclellan, Mike Wright, Prill Brewing, Grant Geary, Essential Team, Gill Thorpe, Debbie Millis,
Sadie Norfolk, Becky Fleury, Mrs Millis.
Guess the baby – 4 people had 5/8 correct answers so we gave them all a prize and then entered them into a draw for the main prize of Russ Berrie cuddly toy & cinema tickets!
Winners: Mete and Wayne
Runners up : Andy Goffin, Lianne Rouissi, Nigel Pearce
Booby Prize: Paul Mclellan, Mike Rea
Jelly Beans: Annette Thurgood
Checkerboard – Weber BBQ: Martin Card
Weight of Fruit: Mike Wright
Weight of Crumbs & Doilies Cupcakes: H
Sealed Bid (Rush Sutton - Hair): Gill Thorpe
Sealed Bid (Rush Sutton - Beauty): Gill Thorpe
Sealed Bid (Seraffino Restaurant Voucher): Gill Thorpe
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