Challenging the norm for charity

Employees from Howdens' Product & Marketing team got involved in a less traditional way of fundraising by getting stuck into a variety of activities on their annual office 'away day'...

The day involved many challenges, including raft-building, African drumming and an inflatable 'It's a knockout' competition. Staying overnight in tents and huts at the New Forest Outdoor Centre, they worked in small teams, each raising money for a different charity.

In total, the event raised nearly £6,000 for the following causes: The Winnicott Foundation; Animals in Needs (Northamptonshire); Birmingham Children's Hospital; Cynthia Spencer Hospice; the Anaphylaxis Campaign; Headway; Macmillan Cancer Support; Northampton Hope Centre; the Carl Burrows Trust and Nordoff Robbins.