This year, The Interactive Team got stuck into raising money for the wonderful Children In Need charity
At The Interactive Team, we love nothing more than giving back. As we’re certain you’re well aware by now, we’re a business built up of average people with the above average desire to succeed. Of course, it’s not always plain sailing but our hard-work, determination and endeavour means that we certainly reap the rewards of our efforts. However, we always like to find the time to raise money for charity and really, just do our bit.
This November saw Children In Need come back for another year to raise money for children all over the world. Without sounding too cliche, we know that the children are the future and we, as a company and as individuals, always try to do everything we can to help less fortunate children. With this in mind, we put our interactive heads together to think of a way to raise some funds that we could donate to the cause, and yes – we know – it wasn’t the most original idea but it was definitely one of the most popular – a bake sale.
As with anything, we certainly don’t do things by halves, so we didn’t just nip down to a supermarket and fill up a trolley full of baked goods. Oh no. We all baked delicious goodies to sell to our team. As you can see, we ended up with a pretty good selection of treats and in just one of our smaller offices, we raised £70 just from flogging a few french fancies! Needless to say, we all had great fun putting on the spread and raising money for a fantastic cause and we’re certain that next year, we’ll come up with bigger and better ideas!
I managed to grab our CEO – Gilles Baudet – to ask him what he thought about us getting behind the cause, and he said: “A lot of people think that these ideas are just a good excuse to say, make a few cakes, but I really push for us to get involved in as much charity work as possible. Whether it be raising money, or generating awareness, what people have got to remember that no matter how successful you are as an individual or a business, you must never forget to give back. It could always have been you or someone you know in that situation, and if you make any amount of difference to that child’s (or that person’s) situation, not only is it a great feeling to be able to do so, but something so little can really go a long way. In the run up to Christmas, I hope we can get involved in many more charity projects too!”