Our team got into the spirit of things for Children in Need at Webb Associates earlier this month [13th November] with an array of colourful costumes on display at our office in Market Harborough, as staff donned fancy dress to do their bit for the biennial fundraising appeal.
The theme this year was for staff to dress as heroes from their childhood and among the bright outfits were Superman and Superwoman, Posh Spice from girl band the Spice Girls, Harry Potter, Tigger the Tiger, Where’s Wally, Sandy Olsson from the movie Grease, Laa-Laa from the Teletubbies, a fairy, a crocodile, and Liverpool and Wolverhampton Wanderers football players.
The winner for best costume went to PR Assistant Amy Taylor with her superlative Penelope Pitstop ensemble, replete with crash helmet and boots, to create the cartoon character who appeared in the Hanna-Barbera animated series, Wacky Races.
Employees also brought in home-made cakes and food for a shared lunch, and made donations in exchange for a scratch-card game where staff had to guess what made Pudsey ‘laugh out loud’ – the correct answer being Harry Hill battling the Hairy Bikers!
Rob Webb, Director of Webb Associates, says: “The overall theme for Children in Need nationally was ‘Be a Hero’ and we all enjoyed dressing up as heroes from our childhood.
“Our staff really got into the spirit of things and it was heartening to be able to support such a worthy cause while also having some light-hearted fun in the process!”
The various activities managed to raise £100 for the cause, which helped contribute to the record-breaking amount raised nationally by Children in Need’s supporters for 2015 – a jaw-dropping £37.1million!
The charity appeal and its BBC telethon show, first held in 1980, helps a host of charities whose mission is to support disadvantaged children and younger people across the UK.