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former giff-staffer

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Hi Everybody,

So you all know giffgaff means mutual giving, but sometimes here at the gaff we like to give without getting anything back. Well apart from that warm feeling in your tummy when we help others..

 

We haven’t really had a charity day here since Movember last year and we decided it’s time to eat a whole load of cakes and raise some money for Princes Trust.

We chose this charity because they are great at helping young people get started in life by various training and mentoring programmes.

 

Instead of just getting a sugar rush from all the cakes (which is inevitably followed by a sugar downer) we all gathered together for a big family lunch too.

As the saying goes – pictures paint a thousand words – I’ve included a few pictures of our delicious food and the team lunch.

 

If you wonder about what we did, what we ate and how much we raised, please read on!

 

In the morning we all brought in our sweet treats – we had brownies, a scrumptious carrot cake, some shop bought cakes from the busy bunnies and walnut cupcakes. I have to say my personal favourite was the carrot cake, which had bananas in it too. I was a bit confused but it was goooooood Smiley Tongue

It took us two days to eat them, but we did a very good job at it as you can see from Sheenas attempt Smiley Happy

 

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For lunch we all bought in different types of foods – from a cold potato salad, a brown rice salad, chicken to some pasta and a cheese board. Check out Claire making her salad in the office!

 

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We just about managed to keep awake in the afternoon after such a feast..

Here’s a few snapshots of us munching on all the delights.

 

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But the best bit is left to the last and I can proudly announce that we raised £100 for the charity. Here’s a pic of me depositing the money to the bank, and before you say so it wasn’t my personal bank account Smiley Very Happy.

 

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After our fundraiser I spoke to the Princes Trust and they were delighted we raised the money.

Frankly we are more than pleased too...Smiley Very Happy

17 Comments
guide
What month ?
former giff-staffer

This was Monday the 19th of September Smiley Happy

pioneer

What you never invited me along :-(

 

I can bake a mean chocolate cake and as for the eating food bit well I am in a class of my own!

heavy hitter
Movember ? Smiley Happy
former giff-staffer

@hamishlaw - chocolate cake nom nom my favourite

 

@johnferris Hehe yes Movember - when you grow a moustache in November.. Clearly it was just for men :-)

sensei

Is it me or everytime a picture is taken of Vincent in the office he is always eating or about to eat?

former giff-staffer

Yes he loves his food :-)

cicerone

You guys rock! It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside knowing that there are still some lovely people in this world. Thanks for sharing guys Smiley Happy xx

prophet

Fantastic - Food and Charity work, what more could be better Smiley Happy. Well done to everyone at giffgaff, you're all wonderful.

 

Edit:  Oh, and nice bike Smiley Tongue

 

grand master

Good idea, think I might do a charity beer drinking. Anyone want to sponsor me ?  : )