Big Wigs rise to challenge
THEY’RE off and running. The Sue Ryder Care Big Wigs Challenge is under way as 14 local business people have been given £50 and challenged with the task of making it grow as much as possible.
Representing a diverse range of companies, from insurance to au pairs, the Big Wigs will spend the next four months showing their entrepreneurial skills to make as much money as they can to hand over to Sue Ryder Care Thorpe Hall Hospice.
Ten of the 14 Big Wigs attended the recent launch party at Thorpe Hall to receive their £50 from fundraiser Emma Long, who said: “We have a great group of Big Wigs this year and I am really looking forward to working with all them over the next four months.”
The 14 will be competing to see who gains the most money and has the most innovative ideas.
Over the past four years, Big Wigs have raised almost £90,000 for the charity based at Longthorpe, Peterborough.
The Big Wigs in 2010 are Martha Keenan, RSA; Richard Jones; Claire Swindale, Shield Technologies; Francis Thomson, Blue Sands Marketing; David Bird, DB Sound and Vision; John Baldaro, Cost Reduction Associates; Janet Burton, The Training Manager; Bob Garbett, 4 ORB; Carol Jones, Whiting and Partners; Shannon Milsom, Almati; Mark Wilmer, Peterborough Vehicle Recycling; Jay Poole, 1st Choice Au Pairs; Georgina Munnik, HC Solicitors; and Emma Rose, The Capable Manager.
For more information about Sue Ryder Care, visit www.suerydercare.org or call 0845 050 1953.
LAUNCH PARTY: Emma Long, front centre, with businesses as the Big Wigs Challenge gets under way.
SUPPORTING BUSINESS: Cllr Gavin Elsey at the Bridge Street roundabout, which is available for sponsorship.