Employees at Zenith have been fundraising for the BBC’s annual Children In Need event, with staff arranging a day packed with activities aimed at raising as much money as possible.
Pirelli supplied a driving simulator modelled on a Formula 1 car, so that those with a competitive streak could race to complete the fastest lap and donate to the charity at the same time. The last few racing slots were auctioned off to those wanting to try and beat the winning time, whilst raising more money.
The company also ran a raffle with first prize of a weekend’s use of a VW Cabriolet donated by Volkswagen. Prizes also included a free day off work and £100 of Harvey Nicholls vouchers provided by Zenith, wine and champagne from NKL and Leeds Rugby League tickets.
Other activities included a quiz and a cake stall and fancy dress. A secret judge decided the best outfit was worn by The Pink Ladies.
This year the total raised was over £1,200, which is a new record at Zenith for Children in Need.
Tim Buchan (pictured), Zenith’s chief executive officer, said: “Children In Need is a fantastic charity and we had no difficulty in getting everyone involved. There was a great atmosphere in the office and we are delighted that we were able to raise more money for the charity than ever before.”