Locations across the UK participated in the annual BBC Children in Need Charity by raising money through a variety of location fundraisers. Children in Need is an organization that provides grants to projects in the UK which focus on children and young people who are disadvantaged. The charity supports small and large organizations alike with the end goal of helping children who face a range of disadvantages such as poverty, neglect, abuse or life-altering disabilities.
Copart UK’s Bristol location hosted the first ever “Great Bristol Bake-Off,” an idea first suggested by Office Manager Dave Lingwood as a way to participate in this widespread campaign.
There were eight entries featuring a wide range of delicious cakes. Customer Service Representative (CSR) Lynn Oram won the “Bake-Off” with an overall score of 28/30 for her KitKat chocolate cake. All entered cakes were then sold to colleagues and Members at the Bristol location to raise money for Children in Need.
Other Copart UK locations also joined in to raise funds for the Children in Need Charity fundraising efforts. Newbury hosted their own “Bake-Off,” and once entries were judged by General Manager Lou Goodacre, CSRs Phoebe McCully and Jamilee Dooley both won special prizes for Best Taste and Best Design.
Fellow co-workers in the Customer Service Centre and in Claims Settlement at the Wootton location baked and sold a range of sweet treats and goodies to raise money. Newbury colleagues also contributed to the cause by planning an optional “Dress Down Day,” where colleagues could pay a donation amount in order to dress down for the day.
Overall locations across the U.K. raised £280 to benefit the BBC Children in Need Charity! The Charity has raised over £46 million through their efforts this year.