Big Wigs rise to chal­lenge

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness -

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.suery­der­ 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.

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