Shield kicks off the Big Wigs chal­lenge

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Etbusiness Daily -

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.suery­der­ 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.

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