Supporting FORCE, our Charity of the Year 2017-18
Wow! What a fantastic 12 months we had working with FORCE. With the help of our colleagues across our 4 offices, we have fundraised a brilliant £9,009. This year we very much wanted to be as ‘hands on’ as possible, and with the support of our colleagues, we had volunteers at all of FORCE’S largest events including teams of participants, totalling a massive 200+ hours of time given over the course of the year.
We cannot thank FORCE enough for welcoming us into their team, you’d struggle to find a more compassionate group of people, and we’ve had such an enjoyable year working with their staff and volunteers. If you are a business looking for your next Charity of the Year, or an individual looking to make a difference, we would highly recommend you get in touch.
Here’s our ‘best bits’ from the last 12 months, working together with FORCE.
The Nello – June 2017
The 100 mile Cycle event attracts 1,500 men and women from across the UK and raises in excess of £75,000 each year. With a rather early morning start, we had a team assisting at the start/finish line with registration and t-shirt sales.
It’s a Knock Out – September 2017
We had a fantastic day at Topsham Rugby Club for FORCE's Annual It's a Knock Out. Thank you to everyone who sponsored our team and to those who were there to cheer us on. In total, we managed to raise £687, making all of our aches and pains the next day completely worth it! (Rumour has it we were 8th place!).
A special mention must go to our volunteers who spent the day assisting on the obstacles – FORCE were extremely grateful to have them on board. If you’re looking for something different, this is the perfect team building exercise!
Autumn Series – October 2017
A brand new event for 2017, the autumn series is a 30 or 55 mile cycle from Broadclyst. With a team of willing cyclists and volunteers on board, we also took this opportunity to support FORCE as main sponsors alongside The Bike Shed.
The Great West Run - October 2017
It was an early start for our volunteers (and their little helpers) on a Sunday morning to volunteer at the Great West Run. Manning the water stations along the 13.1 miles route through the heart of Exeter, we had a great time working alongside the team at FORCE, cheering the runners along as they reached the checkpoints.
Monthly Office Events
From monthly office events to personal challenges, our colleagues across all offices have been extremely supportive and generous towards our efforts. Thank you all for enthusiasm and time, without it we couldn’t have made our year with FORCE such a success.
'WOW – what can we say - £9,000 is an incredible sum of money. The staff at Pavey Group have simply been superb over the last year, supporting FORCE with fundraising initiatives, volunteering and donations. From day 1 they were fully on board at supporting what FORCE is all about. Thank you to everybody involved for putting in so many hours for our charity. It will certainly make a difference and help us to continue to support local people & their families.’ Sarah Daniels, Head of Income Generation at FORCE.
To learn more about FORCE and how they support the local community, click here.
For further information about our Charity of the Year, please email: email@example.com