Phoebus Software staff raise over £2,000 for charity during lockdown
Staff at Phoebus Software Limited (PSL) have raised £2,415 for charity during the three-month lockdown period, the majority of which will go to Acorn Children’s Hospice.
Fundraising initiatives have involved an online ‘Disco Bingo’, a virtual Grand National sweepstake that raised £300 which was then matched by PSL, and a raffle which raised £475.
In addition, a member of staff walked across hot coals for Acorns Hospice, raising a further £109.
PSL has also looked after the mental and physical welfare of its staff by organising interactive online games, a Fifa Fridays football quiz and daily video workouts with a personal trainer.
Following the Disco Bingo, one member of staff said: “I’ve been feeling a bit isolated lately and it really cheered me up.
“It’s great that we raised a few quid and that the winners and organiser have donated to our chosen charity”
Kate Langton, HR manager at PSL, said: “Charity and staff welfare are at the heart of what we are about at PSL.
“The lockdown has hit many charities hard as they haven’t been able to carry out the usual fundraising activities on which they depend to survive, so the PSL staff charity committee had a concerted push to raise even more money than they would usually have done, particularly focusing on Acorns Hospice which all the staff had voted for at the start of the year.
“Lockdown has been a challenging time for many staff as they cannot mix with their friends or colleagues as they would do normally, so many of the charity events have been designed around bringing people together and recreating that sense of community and belonging, doing good not only for the charities we support but also for our staff.”