We have always been strong supporters of charity at rijo42, we like to do our bit to help others and as such fundraise for many wonderful charities every year. Friday 21st March was no different, with it being the Sports Relief fundraising weekend we decided to hold our own little staff fundraiser at rijo42 HQ. We organised inter-departmental tournaments during breaks and lunchtimes in our staff games room.
We had a Table Tennis Doubles Tournament, for which teams donated £5 to Sports Relief to enter, with the winning team receiving a prize donated by rijo42. Several teams from all departments including Sales, Service, Marketing, Accounts and Management competed, however it was Service that reigned supreme with Dave Caple and Josh Bohannon taking the crown, thrashing their opponents 21-7 in the final round.
Running at the same time was an Air Hockey Tournament with staff donating £2.50 to Sports Relief to enter and again, a prize for the winner was donated by rijo42. Numerous rounds took place, with our HR Manager, Gail fighting off competition from other departments reign victorious.
We also had a Darts Competition, which required a £1 donation to Sports Relief to enter. Each competitor received three darts for their £1 donation and the highest accumulative was deemed the winner. One of our new recruits, Alek Dale from Machine Sales won with a total of 104.
All in all it was a really fun day and during the combined breaks, we raised a total of £150 for Sports Relief, not bad for an hours work!