We raised over £200 for Childhood Cancer Awareness month

Our team took up the CLIC Sargent Challenge to raise £170 for Childhood Cancer Awareness month and raised over £200. We hosted a range of in-house activities to raise as much as we could for our chosen charity.

Team Quiz
We ordered in lunch one day, then created teams of staff from our different departments to compete in a quiz. It was pretty intense and the competitive spirit was in full flow but in the end, it came down to just one point separating two of the teams before one claimed victory! It was a great team event and we raised over £25 for the challenge.

Bake Off
Next we hosted the official Great Derventio Solutions Bake Off! Individuals from the team competed with each other, for the chance to be crowned our very own 'Star Baker', raising sponsorship from other members of the team, friends and family, to take part. The result was a vast array of delicious cakes, all of which were put on display for two of our Directors to judge. The competition was intense and admittedly we were all quite surprised by just how much baking talent we seem to have across our team! Taste, quality and look were all part of the strict judging guidelines. A joint effort from Lauren (finance team) & Jack (development team), saw them crowned as our joint Star Bakers, along with Jennifer (SchooliP sales team). The day was a great success and thanks to all those clients, friends and family, who helped us to raise over £70.

Time for Tea & Cake! Congratulations to winners Jen, Lauren & Jack of @Derventiosoft bake off #CCAM @CLIC_Sargent pic.twitter.com/lMRf4dpZ2Z


Onesie Day & The BIG Shave
Last but by no means least, our team were sponsored for our ‘Wear your onesie to work’ day, which proved to be a big hit with staff dressed in cat and minion onesies! In addition, Ben from our Software Support team, bravely agreed to be sponsored to shave his beloved beard! Carried out by our 'professional' hairdresser Luke (from our Quality Assurance team), Ben said goodbye to months of serious beard growth effort!! We raised over £100 and thanks again to those family and friends who supported us.

WE DID IT! Thank you everybody at @DerventioSoft for taking part. We've raised £182.11 for @CLIC_Sargent #CCAM! :) pic.twitter.com/dwZI49nzE1


In total, we're delighted to have been able to take up the £170 CLIC Sargent Challenge, and exceed the target by raising a total of £204.11.

We're incredibly proud to have been part of such a worthwhile challenge, and of the team for getting involved with the activities. Thanks again to everyone that supported us. CLIC Sargent is a fantastic cause, helping to support children and young people with cancer. The charity has a wealth of resources including fundraising ideas (and ready to use quiz Q&As), so why not view the available resources on their website to see how your organisation, school, college or university can get involved.

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