Faster, higher, stronger: Becoming Olympians for Giving Tuesday

The javelin, the discus throw, and the 200 metre sprint – these are some of the most well-known classic events at the Olympic Games.

For this year’s Giving Tuesday, TPP Recruitment decided to follow a rather unconventional take on these classics, turning them into office-friendly activities and raising over £3,100 for charity in the process.

Participating teams went head to head at paper plate discus, a balloon sprint, pencil javelin, speed finger skating, and a synchronised chair performance.

The office Olympics were wrapped up with a closing ceremony, where the winning team had the chance to select which charity the proceeds will go to – this year, it was Macmillan Cancer Support and King’s College Hospital Charity.

During the week-long event, staff could purchase raffle tickets with a variety of prizes up for grabs, including extra annual leave, extra volunteering leave and vouchers.

Jayne Morris, CEO of TPP Recruitment, was also challenged to raise a minimum of £1,500 for charity – or, alternatively, would have to sing solo at the agency’s Christmas party. 

Sophie Butler, Director at TPP recruitment, said: “As a company who are dedicated to supporting the not-for-profit arena, it is a fantastic platform that offers us an opportunity to get involved on a global scale.

“All of us at TPP are passionate about charitable causes and often get involved throughout the year, whether it be via our own fundraising events, a variety of volunteering efforts and regular payroll giving donations.

“#GivingTuesday offers us the chance to celebrate collectively as a team and is a date in the diary that we all look forward to partaking in, celebrating such a fantastic event, while giving back to the sector we service.”

About TPP Recruitment

TPP recruitment is a specialist, highly respected and well-established UK-wide consultancy.

Their areas of expertise span across several non-profit and public sector organisations; from charitable and educational, to health and social care, professional membership, cultural and housing.

TPP also provides year-round support to non-profit organisations, through free seminars and forums, boardroom hire and volunteer advertisements.

This is the fourth year that the agency took part in Giving Tuesday. Last year, they raised £3,000 for their chosen charity, Crisis.

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