Another chocolate? All in the name of charity

120317_blogOur fundraising activities took a lively twist this month, with a company-wide chocolate eating tournament for Macmillan.

To really appeal to our teams’ competitive natures, we knew the challenge needed to be, well, challenging. So, armed with hundreds of nutty, gooey, wafer-filled chocolates, we rallied the competitors.

Our strategy worked and they gathered en masse for the heats at our Head Office in Hatfield as well as spokes across the country. The rules were simple:

  • The aim is to eat as many chocolates as possible in one minute.
  • For the chocolates to count they must be unwrapped, swallowed and the wrapper placed in the container.
  • No drinks can be consumed during the challenge.
  • All participants must take part alone.
  • All participants must have raised £25 or more in sponsorship.
  • All participants must stay at the place of the challenge throughout the one-minute duration.

Check out the Head Office pictures. There’s Naomi who beat all the boys in her heat, eating six in a minute. Girl power. Unfortunately for her, Stephen Neil from the Dartford spoke snatched the title after eating a whopping seven in a minute. That’s just short of the Guinness world record of eight.

Congratulations Stephen and also a huge thanks to John Morris from Oxford who raised the most money. Overall, we raised £1,604 from the competition, taking our total so far to £32,335 for Macmillan. But we won’t stop there. Watch this space for more harebrained fundraising schemes this year.


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