Qlic Charity Challenge
February's Charity 2021
CareTrade Work Experience for Autistic Jobseekers in the Catering Industry
For our latest Qlic Charity Challenge, we will be helping CareTrade to raise £2,000 to go towards creating a permanent social enterprise that provides autistic jobseekers from across London with work experience in the catering industry. As a cause close to several of our team members, we shall be spending 24 hours between us on Sunday 28th February trying to experience what life could be like with autism.
These ‘challenges’ could include:
- Turning all on the noisy objects in the house with all radios and TVs on different stations
- Not making eye contact with anyone when you are speaking or communicating
- Turn on every light at the brightest setting with any additional bright lights
- Not being able to use any words or gestures when trying to communicate with people
- Perform doing a repetitive behaviour
December's Charity 2020
Bendrigg Trust's Winter Wonderland
This year we decided to take part in Giving Tuesday by donating our Christmas Party Fund to a charity doing an amazing job to help the community around them this Christmas. We’re glad to announce that the lucky recipient of the donation is Bendrigg Trust! The charity will be using our donation to create their first-ever ‘Winter Wonderland’ for families with disabled children. The Christmas-themed trail will wind through their accessible woodland, with families meeting many Christmas characters along the way, before finishing up at Santa’s workshop for an early Christmas present.
April's Charity 2020
Supporting Those During Covid-19
Throughout the months of April and May, Qlic created a donation scheme where 5% of all project management revenue would be collated and put towards raising money for those charities supporting the vulnerable during Covid-19! As well as this, Qlic created their own fundraiser for the team to collectively complete 1,500km in just 14 days! We are delighted to say that Qlic has raised a grand total of £2,400, which we’ll be splitting equally between three outstanding organisations!!
Matt and Dan will be taking on a 5k run around Danson Park, passing the lake, Danson House and going through the woods. A 2 lap course which is majority on tarmac path but a gravel path and woodland track does break this up.
Walking for Warren Road
Did you know the average person in the UK only walks around half a mile per day!! That’s around 2,000 steps per day! Our lovely Caroline is setting herself the challenge of walking 200 miles in June! It may not sound a lot to some, but it’ll mean doing over 12,000 steps a day and around 7 miles per day. Caroline is hoping people will sponsor her and her aim is to raise enough money to have a Defibrillator fitted at Warren Road School. With over 700 students, over 700 parents, a huge number of staff and lots of weekly clubs, this is something very important to our local school. The cost is roughly £600, so it is a tall order!
Running for Jackie
This month is a very personal cause for us at Qlic and especially for Ben. In his own words ‘In early 2018 Jackie Caspary was diagnosed with cancer. Jackie was the operations director at Premier Choice Telecom. We sat opposite each other for all of Jackie’s time at Premier Choice. Since Jackie started working with me she had a tickling cough which wouldn’t go away, after some nagging Jackie went to the doctors and shortly after was diagnosed. Jackie sadly stopped work in March this year due to her continuing cancer treatment. Jackie has been an inspiration to all at Premier and personally helped me to develop in my role. She will be missed at Premier.’
Christmas Jumpers For Charity
As part of our December challenge we will all be wearing out best Christmas Jumpers for the day on Friday 14th December. Alongside this there will be several festive mini challenges over throughout the month.
Ears for the Bear
To embrace the spirit of Children in Need Emily will be wearing bear ears for the month of November. The whole team will also be getting involved in some fun activities in the office all to support a great cause.
Trick or Treat
The whole team is getting involved this month and will be putting on our very best Halloween outfits for the whole day on the 31st!
Dyeing For a Donation
This month Brad has put himself forward to take on the Premier Charity Challenge. Brad will be dyeing his hair a colour chosen by public vote for the entire month. Keep an eye on our social channels to see which colour wins and get updates on how Brads month is going.
Donating for Baking
Pav is putting on his oven gloves for this months charity challenge and treating us all to a charity bake sale. Having won a previous office bake off with a super delicious cake, we are all very excited about what yummy goodies Pav is going to rustle up this time.
Chris is took on this months ‘Hairity Challenge and is said goodbye to his razor for the month of July. Much to the dismay of his family Chris grew a beard for the month.
Race for Donations
Elliott took on the challenge for June and ran a half marathon. Choosing one of the hottest days of the year Elliott was really up for a challenge.
Ollie is buzzing about this months challenge. He will be taking on the Nuclear Races at the end of the month. He will be tackling some big, high, man-made and natural obstacles designed to test every ability of fitness on a fast-paced, flowing, punishing course over epic varied terrain. Needless to say he is going to need all the support he can get!
We will be keeping you updated on Ollie’s prep for the challenge across our social pages so make sure you are following us!
Caroline was glowing about April’s challenge. She took part in the Glow in the Park run on 28th April accompanied by our very own Lisa H. They ran 5km in the dark, lit up by glow sticks and finished in a huge foam party, it sounds like a lot of fun but it was hard work. Caroline and Lisa cheered each other over the finish line, showing the true team spirit that we have at Premier Choice.
Stuck In The Mud
Dan is getting stuck in…the mud for this month’s challenge. He has decided to brave the elements and take on the tough mudder at the end of the month. As the name implies this is a tough challenge and he will need all our support to get him to the end of the course so please help him raise lots of money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust by clicking the donate button.
We will be keeping you updated on Dan’s prep for the challenge across our social pages so make sure you are following us!
Not enough dough to raise dough
For the month of February, Mike Horton took on the challenge. For the whole month Mike gave up bread. Anyone that knows Mike will know that bread is the core item of his diet so it was a tough month for him.
For the month of January, Sam Crossman, our first line engineer took on the challenge. Sam gave up meat and fish and went vegetarian for the whole month. Anyone that knows Sam will know what a huge challenge this was for him.
Heart on Adams sleeve
For the month of November, Adam, our operations manager, wore a heart on his sleeve every day to raise money for Carly Heart Trust.