Michelle Salter writes:
Staff at Dimension Data rose to the challenge of a 12 hour fun relay around Fleet Pond and raised £1000 for the Clearwater Campaign.
The Refresh Fleet Pond initiative was organized to celebrate Dimension Data’s own brand refresh and environmentally friendly outlook and all the relay runners and walkers wore t-shirts featuring the new ‘green’ company logo.
Kicking-off at 7am on Tuesday 10th May, a continuous stream of walkers and runners circuited the pond on a hot, sunny day for 12 hours, with fifty Dimension Data employees handing over the green baton at the end of each lap.
Far from being tired, many participants offered to go round again and the event finished on a high at 7pm, with nearly £500 raised from the day’s raffle and collection buckets, as well as online donations.
The company has since generously offered to match this sum, so the total amount raised is now £1000! 🙂
As one member of staff remarked, “Coming together to raise funds to save the pond has made me appreciate how lucky we are to have such a beautiful nature reserve on our doorstep.”
Colin Gray, Chairman of Fleet Pond Society, commented, “I would like to thank all the staff at Dimension Data for their generous response in organising and taking part in this event and to extend my gratitude to the management of Dimension Data for kindly agreeing to match the amount raised.
The Clearwater Campaign aims to raise enough money to meet the cost of all the preparation work that is required to support a bid for lottery funding and sponsorship for a Restoration Programme. If all the component projects of the Programme are supported, and completed, over a period of years, the total cost is likely to be in excess of £2million. Support from companies, such as Dimension Data, takes us a step further in achieving the objective of having preparation funding available.”
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