Needing little introduction, Children in Need is one of the biggest charity fundraising events of this year. With money raised going to such great causes in supporting children in the UK, there is every reason to get involved. As car manufacturer Peugeot is one of the event’s biggest supporters, the team at Vospers Peugeot needed no further excuse to get right behind the initiative with a goal of surpassing last year’s fundraising achievement. The rest of their colleagues have been joining in the fun.
Forget the many celebrities who give up their time to support Children in Need, the undoubted star of the campaign is Pudsey Bear. So, as the team embarked upon their many initiatives to raise funds, it was only fitting that Pudsey should put in an appearance to acknowledge their efforts. Much to everyone’s delight, late September delivered a gap in Pudsey’s diary that would see Vospers play host to this famous bear. It wasn’t just a flying visit either. Arriving in style in a Peugeot Cabriolet after a night spent in five-star luxury, the honoured guest spent time in many of the company’s departments learning the ropes as he went. His visit went fantastically well and should his career as a charity mascot take a turn for the worst, senior management did confirm that he could rest assured there would be a role at Vospers for him!
Pudsey’s appearance certainly inspired some creativity in the Vospers team and so there are plenty more great plans in place to raise funds in the run up to the big day on 15th November. Undeniably one of the most daring and exciting initiatives is a planned skydive by two of Vospers’ Peugeot team. Suzanne Wood of the Peugeot Plymouth team and Bob Parkinson from our Peugeot Torquay site have volunteered themselves for tandem skydives to take place in November. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see some great footage of their experience.
The team at Vospers have plenty of other ways to get involved in the fundraising that are a little less adrenaline fuelled too. The Great British Bake Off wannabes in the team will be showcasing their cake-making prowess to provide plenty of goodies for sale to staff and customers alike on the big day itself and in the run up, everyone is encouraged to make a visit to Vospers Peugeot reception to check out the fantastic Children in Need merchandise on sale including Pudsey Bear mascots and wristbands. Accessories not to be without this autumn!