Wrekin raising for Children in Need

Staff at Wrekin Products are looking particularly colourful today (Friday, Nov 17) as many are wearing something yellow or spotty to work as part of the company’s fund-raising activities for BBC Children in Need.

Members of the team have abandoned their usual office wear and donated £2 each to help fundraise to support disadvantaged children and young people right across the UK.

Anyone who still has old “round pound” coins has been asked to bring them in for adding to the donation.

Lunchtime will see a packed programme of fun with a duck race sweepstake, bingo and a Children in Need quiz.

The duck race will be played live on the Children in Need facebook page with ducks selected on a first come – first served basis. Those who don’t make a quacking job of this can try again by getting their eyes down for a bingo session or by taking part in the raffle which has a selection of prizes to be won.

Our Sales Analytics Manager & Marketing Co-Ordinator Heather Coxon has organised a quiz to test but above all entertain. With her knowledge of the company and staff this will probably teach people more than they expected!

Marketing Manager Chris Eccleston has designed an email footer for the day, encouraging everyone with whom staff are in contact by email to do their bit.

The whole thing is being coordinated by Wrekin’s technical team.

Speaking about the plans, Sales Director Simon Turner says: “This should certainly make for an unusual day in the office! We’ve had a positive reaction from people so far, and would like to say a huge thank you to all those involved in the planning.

“We’d like to raise as much as possible. Many of us have young children of our own and it’s a fantastic feeling to know we’re helping raise money for children and young people who are not as fortunate as ours are.”

BBC Children in Need works throughout the year to ensure that every child in the UK has a safe, happy and secure childhood, and the chance to reach their full potential. It relies on the energy and commitment of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK, who donate their time and money to put on events supporting the Appeal.