Markerstudy raises the flag for charities with pirate day
by Andy Tong | 11th October 2018
The Markerstudy Group has donated a treasure chest of more than £10,000 to charities following pirate-themed staff activities on its annual Markerstudy Day.
The proceeds will go to a number of different causes, including The Fire Fighters Charity, The Dogs Trust, MIND and Ashgate Hospicecare.
Over 100 of the company’s staff in Tunbridge Wells undertook a variety of challenges, such as ‘walk the plank’ and a pedalo ‘sea’ test on the lake of Salomons Estate.
At other locations around the country, there were raffles, cake sales, bingo and a silent auction. Prizes included a two-night luxury break and a £500 Red Letter Day voucher.
Lizzie Smith-Foreman, Director of Group Marketing and Communications for Markerstudy, said: “It was great to see our shipmates in Tunbridge Wells putting the ‘fun’ into fundraising, and raising an incredible amount for charities close to many people’s hearts.”
She added: “Our annual event is the perfect way to reward our staff for their hard work and raise money for good causes at the same time.”
Markerstudy has donated millions of pounds to charitable causes since it was founded in 2001. Benefactors of the funds include the Pickering Cancer Drop in Centre in Tunbridge Wells, Prostate Cancer UK and Operation Christmas Child. Employees are also encouraged to volunteer for a paid ‘charity day’ annually and may take up to five days unpaid leave to work for a charitable cause.