AAB Actively Engaged in Inspirational Fundraising Efforts to win Charity Challenge
Anderson Anderson and Brown, Wood Group and Maersk Oil have led the field in a fundraising initiative which has raised over £40,000 for local charities over the last 10 months. The three companies came top of the ActivityMix Charity Challenge…
News29th Oct 2013
Anderson Anderson and Brown, Wood Group and Maersk Oil have led the field in a fundraising initiative which has raised over £40,000 for local charities over the last 10 months. The three companies came top of the ActivityMix Charity Challenge which runs as an integral part of the ActivityMix Corporate Decathlon.
For the duration of the 10 event, active employee engagement programme, companies are encouraged to fund raise for selected local charities. This year Friends of ANCHOR, Befriend a Child and CLAN were selected by ActivityMix to be the ActivityMix Corporate Decathlon partner charities.
Anderson Anderson and Brown were awarded the Charity Challenge Champion title after raising over £20,000 for Friends of Anchor this year (pictured below).
Suzanne Brownie, Taxation Superviser at Anderson Anderson and Brown and Corporate Decathlon Team Captain said; “The employees of Anderson Anderson & Brown have had a lot of fun this year raising money for Friends of Anchor. As well as the usual cake sales and dress in a particular colour events, the Fundraising Committee organised a “100 Day Challenge” with the office being split in to six groups competing to raise as much as possible from a £15 float. The winning team undertook a sky dive and raised a huge sum from their parachute jumps. We have also consumed a lot of food through our soup kitchen, our fish shop and our weekly strawberry fayre. Added to a hamper raffle, sponsored walk, bingo and supermarket bag packing, we are amazed at how much money has been raised for this worthwhile charity while having fun with colleagues.”
Sarah-Jane Hogg, PR & Fundraising Manager at Friends of ANCHOR comments; “It has been a great honor to be one of the three chosen charities for ActivityMix Corporate Decathlon. With only two paid staff within the charity, an opportunity like this has been fantastic at helping to spread awareness of the cause among so many big corporates in the city.
“We’ve been astounded by Anderson Anderson and Brown’s fundraising efforts across the year and it was fantastic to see their hard work recognised on stage at the Sports Ball.”
Amanda Inglis, Business Development Manager, ActivityMix added:
“We are firm believers in conducting your business activity in a manner that your granny would be proud of. As a result we take a win:win:win approach in our business model and use our fortunate position of working with a wide range of energy sector companies across Aberdeen by making our ability to link business with the local community and charities a key aspect of the Corporate Decathlon.
“We’re always delighted and impressed with the effort companies put into this challenge. Not only do teams raise money but many people become volunteers and enthusiastically give their time. We are confident the profile of all three charities has been raised within workplaces across Aberdeen and hope many of the Corporate Decathlon participants will continue to support these charities long after the Corporate Decathlon 2013 draws to an end.”
As well as this fantastic achievement, AAB were delighted to come third overall in the Corporate Decathlon League 2 for 2013, taking two podium finishes within the ten different events throughout the calendar year. To add to the success of the 2013 Corporate Decathlon AAB’s Alyson Sutcliffe, a Senior Manager in the firm’s Tax Department, was also awarded a trophy for being the most improved at the Personal Health challenge event.