Alzheimer's National Cupcake day came to Hörmann UK, with numerous staff offering baked goods for sale. We ran several activities alongside the cake sale, including 'baby photo guess who' and 'guess how many sprinkles'. This being the second time we have held a successful bake sale, we are hoping to repeat the event next year and make it an annual addition to our charity calendar
A huge congratulations to David Newcombe, who successfully completed the 102 mile Leicestershire Round on Monday 29th May. Due to good weather and pace, David was able to surpass expectations with a 29 mile stint on the first day, which helped when tackling an especially tough day 2. David has already mentioned that he would like to complete the Leicestershire round again next year, this time in 2 days!
It has begun, David Newcombe has begun on his 4 day 102 mile walk in aid of Alzheimers Society.
Good luck David and all those involved!
Hörmann UK staff members are taking part in both the 5km and 10km Farmageddon run on the 20th May in Market Harborough.
The Leicestershire Round:
From the 26th to the 29th May, David Newcombe is challenging himself to complete the full Leicestershire round, consisting of 102 miles. Staff and family members will be joining David Newcombe on the 4 days, walking through some great locations in Leicestershire.
Hörmann UK completed the Stonehenge Trek in September. Staff members chose either the full or half marathon. We raised just over £2,800 from this event, thank you for all of your support! Hörmann UK also took part in the annual cupcake day which was a great hit with everyone, so much so that more cupcakes had to be made for the following day!
At Christmas, we raised money through the national Christmas Jumper Day, which included our projects manager Cliff Weller dressing up as Santa. As well as this we raised money to encourage Rob Earle, operations manager, to dance at our Christmas party. In total we raised over £500!
In 2015, Hörmann UK raised £37,405.67 for the Alzheimer’s Society. This was achieved through the efforts from our staff and support from our trade partners, Hörmann will continue to support the Alzheimer’s Society in 2016 with smaller fundraiser’s which have already been added to our amount and we are currently planning to do a big team challenge later in the year.
For December, we used the Alzheimer's Society webshop to give our employees the opportunity to buy discounted Christmas items. We ordered the items through the website, and sold them to our staff with 50% off; thus donating 150% of the cost in total!
Our sales office and product services department are holding a pyjama party in order to raise funds for the charity. Along with this, they will be raffling off an extra days holiday to staff members!
We are holding a Dealer Week (October 5th-9th) where we will be donating a fixed amount for every door within a select product range ordered within this time frame.
Our Managing Director is partaking in both HOPE's Italian Job charity cycle ride and the Great North Run.
The Great Hörmann IT Sell-Off sees our Systems department host an auction for our staff to participate in bidding for ex-business technology in a closed-auction format. The highest bidder wins!
Dementia Awareness Week runs from May 17th-23rd. We will be seizing this opportunity to raise awareness of the illness by organising small internal fundraisers, decorating our offices and informing our customers of our support work.
Farmageddon is an organised athletic event in Leicestershire, which is comprised of obstacles and challenging terrain. Our participants have 5K, 10K and 20K distances to choose from, with all staff entrants raising money for Alzheimer's Society.
Hörmann UK will be arranging a 'Great Hörmann Bake Off' at the beginning of March. A handful of staff will nominate themselves to enter the baking competition and the remaining staff will pay to sample the different cakes after they have been judged.
Hörmann staff and local pub goers will partake in a charity pub quiz in Leicestershire, all in aid of Alzheimer's Society. This not only raises money for the cause, but communicates our support of the charity. The prizes include a chance to win a stadium tour of Leicester City Football Club!
At Hörmann UK, we have organised an Alzheimer's Society ambassador to deliver a series of Dementia awareness seminars to our staff. This ensures all Hörmann staff are properly informed of the charity's work and how we can best support them.
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