On the 31st October, the OrderWise family teamed together for a hair-raising day of Halloween activities in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Staff members arrived in their scariest costumes and with their creepiest cakes ready to donate towards the day of fundraising for Team Macmillan, a charity which supports people and their families living with cancer. The costumes were terrifying and the cakes would have even impressed Mary Berry!
Each department got involved and OrderWise was decked with cobwebs, spiders and skulls. There were a number of fun activities held throughout the day, with staff getting involved in the Halloween Fancy Dress competition, Best Dressed Desk, Lucky Dip, Guess the Sweets in the Jar, Guess the Number of Balls on the Cake and even a Ghost Hunt!
Competition winners, who received a worthy prize at the end of the day, were as follows:
- Bake Off (Judged by our very own Paul Hollywood, David Hallam!) – Accounts Software Specialist Jess Davy was named the winner with her mouth-watering Caramac Cupcakes and Toby Loudon from our Support Team for his super-spooky Graveyard Cake.
- Dress the Desk – Laura Lee from our Projects Team transformed her desk into a ghoulish set up for the day.
- Fancy Dress – With the creepiest face paint around, Stef Marsh won the hotly-contested fancy dress competition.
- Guess the Sweets – Software Developer Jenny Hilton guessed 493 and was closest to the correct number of 459.
- Balls on the Cake – Antony Clare from our Support Team cleverly cast his mathematical eye over the balls to get the closest guess of 560. The correct answer was 576.
Following everyone’s fang-tastic effort, OrderWise raised £265 for Macmillan Cancer Support. A great contribution towards the fight against Cancer! On behalf of everyone, we say a big thank you to Romy Gray, Laura Lee and Debbie Stout who successfully organised the fright-fest and thank you to everyone on the OrderWise Team who donated generously towards this impressive total!
For further information on Macmillan Cancer Support you can visit their website here: https://www.macmillan.org.uk/