Tech firm employees raise £4,000 for children’s charity
PUBLISHED: 10:23 10 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:23 10 June 2016
The money was raised through a sunflower-growing competition by staff members
A Bromley charity that provides physiotherapy for disabled children has been awarded more than £4,000 by a technology firm.
Executives from Acxiom recently visited the Freddie Farmer Foundation to present a cheque for £4,100, which included £1,000 from the firm’s international president, Warren Jenson.
Jed Mole, Acxiom’s European marketing director, said: “We raised the money from a fun employee engagement initiative that involved growing sunflowers in the office to symbolise team and business growth.
“Chelsea Flower Show prizes were awarded for tallest plant, most plants in one pot and best decorated pot.
“The initiative took place over seven weeks so the flowers did not have time to bloom, so we changed the final award to ‘best engineering’, for the best combination of supports and struts.”
The tallest plant, at 63cm, was awarded to head of financial planning and analysis Babs Sloss - one of more than 150 members of staff who took part.
The Freddie Farmer physiotherapy centre is one of a handful of independent UK therapy centres offering specialist equipment and therapeutic exercises, supporting disabled children from all over London and the South-east.