Employees from a North-east recruitment firm have raised a generous total of £4,000 for the firm’s charity of the year.
Team Genesis, made up of staff from Genesis Personnel, carried out various fundraising activities throughout the year in aid of the UK’s leading children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent.
With an original target of £1,500, the team joined together at the start of the year to plan and host performances, undertake skydives, put on bake sales, take part in Santa’s gift appeal and donate soft toys and Easter eggs to a children’s hospital, all for a worthy charitable cause.
Team Genesis, which is based in the recruitment firm’s Aberdeen and Peterhead offices, kick-started the charitable activities in March, visiting the Royal Aberdeen Children’s hospital, which is supported by CLIC Sargent, to hand deliver 500 Easter eggs and soft toys to the children and teenagers.
This was shortly followed by Wig Wednesday, an event held in May that encouraged team members to sport a wacky wig at work, as well as hosting a quiz and bake sale in aid of the children’s charity.
During the summer months, Team Genesis also arranged a ‘One Night Only’ performance, held in Peterhead Community Theatre, which featured local singers from Aberdeen and Peterhead, as well as a tap dance routine and a Doric sketch. The sell-out night raised a total of £1,500 for CLIC Sargent, achieving the firm’s original target at mid-year.
By October, Team Genesis smashed this, with three members - Alasdair Corbett, Steph Wemyss and Stephanie Gourley - taking part in a brave skydive challenge that raised an additional £2460 through the firm’s Just Giving page.
Commenting, Wendy Marr, managing director of Genesis Personnel, said: “I’m ecstatic that we have such talented people in the business, who are able to put their creative minds together and use their amazing skills to raise money for the charity.”