An team of fundraisers from Daisy Communications has raised more than £16,000 for The Prince’s Trust and been commended for its involvement in the community.
The team of eight from the Nelson-based company was placed third in the regional “Million Makers” event, a fundraising contest that pits entrepreneurial working parties against one another.
Since June, the company had been one of six teams in the North West that had been honing teamwork and leadership skills by running their own mini-enterprises, with the goal of making the largest profit. And between them they raised a total of £111,460.
On Thursday the teams converged on Revolution Bar, Deansgate Locks, Manchester, to present their fundraising stories and mingle with celebrity ambassadors of The Trust.
The occasion was hosted by TV Chef, ‘Something for the Weekend’ presenter and Prince’s Trust ambassador, Simon Rimmer, who was joined by other well-wishing supporters including former Hollyoaks actress Gemma Atkinson and former Coronation Street star Shoba Gulati.
Daisy colleagues Katharine Butler and Peter Watson presented the company’s story for the last 12 months, covering everything from Grease-themed car washes, a rain-threatened “It’s a Knockout” to their James Bond Premiere.
One of two Lancashire-based businesses to partake, and by far the smallest, the Daisy team was applauded for the cash it raised and awarded the Community Award for the efforts of the team with the “It’s a Knockout” event, held following the cancellation of the Barrowford Show.
Daisy’s Peter Watson said: “To say the last year has been a rollercoaster would not be an understatement.