One of our great pleasures as a business which grew up in Edinburgh is to be part of this dynamic community full of amazing businesses, organisations and people. While our heart is now split between Edinburgh, Manchester and London, we still take pride in our Scottish roots.
That is one of the reasons we are very happy to be supporting L’Arche in Edinburgh – a fantastic charity which helps people with learning disabilities reach their full potential. Right now L’Arche is fundraising to build a fourth house in the Edinburgh area, to allow more adults to become members and take the strain off their ageing parents.
This is an incredibly important project, and we are very excited to rise to the challenge and raise a boatload of money for L’Arche Edinburgh!
Here are a few ways the Edinburgh team is going to be fundraising:
Rat Race Adventure – Four of our most intrepid staff members are really up for a challenge! This 10k fun race takes place in Edinburgh and has a number of ‘obstacles’ to overcome.
Five-a-Side Football Tournament – We’ll be organising a five-a-side football tournament at the Bonds in Edinburgh. Come on down if you think you can take on Caliber’s range of continental imports.
Sponsored Car Wash – The whole team will be out with the suds, turning old rides into shiny new ones ready for the summer season.
Sponsored Waxing – We are desperately looking for a volunteer…. Know anyone? Anyone…?
Sound fun? Be sure to follow our Twitter feed where we’ll provide details of all these events, and how you can participate. Or better yet, get your own organisation involved in this truly worthwhile campaign.
To get in touch with L’Arche directly, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silence is golden, most certainly golden. On this pleasant Friday morning in Edinburgh all is well in the Caliber offices: murmured conversations around spread sheets are punctuated by the tip-tapping of keys and the notes of indie music leaking from oversized headphones. Yet something seems amiss, the office hasn’t been this quiet in ages – what could possibly have happened?
Well the answer to that is simple: one of our finest copywriters, and most lively wits, Mandy Porrelli (@Pandorasinbox) has taken an oath of silence for charity. Mandy is known for many things at Caliber, her spunky copy, her intimate knowledge of social media, and her general geekery. Yet she is also prone to talking – and that is most certainly an understatement.
In support of #ChildrenInNeed, Mandy has agreed to be quiet for the entirety of the day provided her fellow Caliberites sponsor her at least £100. Well, the people have voted with their wallets and Mandy has raised over £160 and silence has reigned on this restful Friday morn.
To support Mandy’s efforts, which are no doubt pushing her to her utmost limits, head to herJustGiving page. Or better yet, why not do something in your own workplace to support this fantastic cause?!
Here are some details from the Children in Need website:
BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity. Thanks to the support of the public, we’re able to make a real difference to the lives of children all across the UK. How do we do this? Read all about our vision and how we operate below, you can have a sneaky peek into Pudsey’s past as well as apply for any job vacancies on team Pudsey.