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Charity and fundraising activities

5-a-side football tournament

The Crompton Place 5-a-side football competition went down a storm; 8 teams took part to raise money for Help for Heroes. Thefootball was fun but also competitive, the winners were “high aimers no namers” and the runners up were the “tu-tus”. Jason Fairhurst (security team) organised the event, on the night there was bingo, a no lose tombola and a buffet. The big money raiser was the raffle fro which over the last 2 weeks, all the players from every team sold ticket. The first prize was a Wii Console: the total raised was £522.46.

Help for Heroes

At this year’s conference in Stratford-upon-Avon we raised a staggering £2,225.00 for Help for Heroes. 

The directors took part in a slim-off and raised a total of £1,410.00. Bill Pollard won the slim-off losing 4lbs. They then took to the stocks and team members  donated £1 each to ‘soak a director’.

The staff really got into the spirit of things  in the evening by either dressing up as a super hero or in a Military outfit. The fancy dress had been kept secret from the Directors and they were so impressed they donated £300.

The evening’s entertainment s organized by Martin Reed was ‘a night at the races’ that saw everyone staking £5 in bets. This was followed by a well organized raffle thanks to Keith Wheatley.

This year's charity

Each year Incentive FM Group selects its Group charity. This year, over half of the nominations received to be our official charity for this year were cancer related. So, after careful deliberation, our chosen charity for 2011 is Teenage Cancer Trust.

They don’t believe that teenagers should have to stop being teenagers, just because they have cancer. So they build specialist units in NHS hospitals which improve the quality of life and chances of survival for young people with cancer.

Young people are much better able to fight against cancer if they are treated by teenage cancer experts, in an environment tailored to their needs. The Teenage Cancer Trust works every day to make that happen and build specialist units for young people in NHS hospitals. The units bring teenagers with cancer together with loads of new friends of their own age so they can support each other.

Alongside all of this is a medical team of teenage cancer specialists who pool knowledge to create a body of expertise that’s second to none. They’re backed up by TCT Nurse Consultants who provide clinical care, develop research, deliver professional education and ensure that standards remain as high as possible. Teenage Cancer Trust units aren’t like ordinary cancer wards. Everything about them has been designed to give teenagers the very best chance of a positive outcome.

Teenage Cancer Trust aims to build enough units so by 2012, every UK teenager will have access to the specialist support they provide and Incentive FM Group’s fundraising will help to make that possible.

Local initiatives

July 2010 Scratch Cards
Since July Scratch Cards have been sold at our Idlewells and Pall Redruth sites raising a total of £192.00

September 2010 – Incentive QAS Head Office dress down day
The ladies and Jamie at our Ware head office came into work in casual clothes and raised a total of £20.00

September 2010 - Incentive FM Head Office dress down day and cake sale
At head office London we had a dress down day and a cake sale. Sarah Phillips and Jon Wood kindly made chocolate brownies and an assortment of cakes which went down extremely well. Total raised was £92.38

November 2010 – Incentive QAS Head Office Dog sitting
The Ladies at Ware head office offered a Dog sitting service which raised £80.00.