Red Alert for Ben Johnson Interiors
Decorators, floor fitters, designers and project managers from workplace specialists Ben Johnson Interiors have been throwing themselves into the spirit of Red Nose Day with a vengeance all week.
Ben Johnson Interiors – based in Newcastle and York – who design, refurbish and build workplace interiors all over the UK, set themselves a challenge to raise £500 by Friday 24 March.
All this week staff have been locked in head-to-head 10,000 steps a day challenge with friends, family and staff sponsoring. Competition is fierce with keen individuals already stacking up 20,000 per day!
The Ben Johnson Bake-off has seen staff producing home-baked cakes for a contest. No soggy bottoms were permitted. Produce has been sold to raise funds.
A charity thrift shop was set up to sell old stock with 100% of the profits donated to Red Nose Day.
Red fancy dress props have been circulated to all staff based on project sites throughout the North including Leeds, Sheffield, York, Sunderland, Co Durham and Newcastle to raise awareness, get everyone involved and encourage text donations through social media.
A dress-down or fancy dress day on Friday 24 March has been arranged with staff paying a contribution to take part.
So far nearly 80% has been raised with more expected on the day.
Sales and marketing manager Emma Dodsley says: “Red Nose Day is a great opportunity for our staff to get together, to be daft, laugh and have fun – as well as to donate funds to people in this country and across the world who have really difficult lives. Our teams are certainly throwing themselves into this with enthusiasm so let’s hope we reach our target!”
A similar article was also published in the Yorkshire Post (printed page 4) on 25 March 2017 and Yorkshire Business Insider (printed) on 11 April 2017.