From hula hooping and running to keepie-uppies and baking, colleagues at Bingley-based home shopping giant, Damart, rounded off a busy few months supporting the NHS with a challenge to raise money for its chosen charities.
The #TwoPointSixChallenge saw colleagues challenging each other to do something related to 2.6 and raised almost £500 for the three Damart charities – Breast Cancer Now, Heart Research UK and The Silver Line.
Damart’s online merchandise manager, Claire Brown said: “Throughout the pandemic we have been supporting the NHS with a special rainbow fashion collection which raised £10,000 for NHS Charities Together and donations of thermals to NHS teams as well as gift boxes for key workers who have been doing such an amazing job. However, we wanted to make sure our three charities also benefited from our colleagues’ generosity.”
Almost 40 staff took part in the challenge with each person nominating three colleagues. Each person then nominated which of the three charities they wanted their donation to benefit.
Claire said: “Many of us are working from home or are distanced from our usual teams, so it was great to see everyone coming together to challenge each other and see the inventive ways people chose to link to the 2.6 challenge which came about after the London marathon was postponed. From 26 cupcakes baked for NHS workers and 26 star jumps to building a tower with 26 objects, it was all great fun for good causes.”
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