Shield kicks off the Big Wigs challenge
CITY firm Shield Technologies has kicked off its fund-raising for the Sue Ryder Care Big Wigs with a special World Cup event, raising a significant sum of money for the charity.
The amount is being kept a close secret until the award ceremony at the end of the challenge.
To celebrate England’s first World Cup match against the USA on June 12, the IT support company organised the event at Orton Hall Hotel, which included an American-themed buffet, after which the 85 guests watched the match, followed by an auction of football memorabilia and some other fantastic items.
Shield marketing manager Claire Swindale said: “It was an amazing evening and we really enjoyed raising money for Sue Ryder Care.
“We would especially like to thank Martin Bird for producing the World Cup photos, Langford Smith for conducting the auction, Andy Russell from Innovations VCS for providing the audio and visual equipment, and everybody who donated items for the auction.”
Sue Ryder Care fund-raiser Emma Long said: “There was a great atmosphere at the event and it was lovely to see so many people supporting Sue Ryder Care while enjoying the football.
“Mark and Claire from Shield Technologies have done an amazing job and set a high standard for the other Big Wigs.”
The company is one of 14 taking part in the Big Wigs, contest which gives them £50 and challenges them 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, in Thorpe Road. Peterborough.
For more information about Sue Ryder Care, visit www.suerydercare.org or call 0845 050 1953.
football fund-raiser: From left, Emma Long, fund-raiser at Sue Ryder Care; Mark Swindale, from Shield Technologies with the “World Cup”; Becky Hooper, fund-raising manager at Sue Ryder Care and Claire Swindale, marketing manager at Shield Technologies.