Air-IT / MBC staff were pleased to support Comic Relief’s ‘Make Your Face Funny for Money’ campaign, with staff taking part in the recent Red Nose Day celebrations on Friday 13th March.

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 Air-IT staff supporting Red Nose Day celebrations 

We’re proud to announce that we raised over £360 for the charity through various fundraising activities carried out during the day.

A massive £78 million was raised by the end of the BBC’s live show – a record breaking total for Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day – taking the total amount raised by the charity in its 30 year history over the one billion pound barrier.

How We Supported Comic Relief

Our Service Desk team were keen to resolve as many support tickets as possible throughout the day with £1 being pledged by Managing Director, Todd McQuilkin, for every case successfully closed.

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Josh Turner monitoring number of closed tickets 

Technicians worked hard to break their daily record of 152 closed tickets with an extra £100 donation being pledged if they exceeded this target by the end of the day.

Despite their best efforts, the team finished on 116 tickets amassing a healthy £116 for the charity. However, at the last minute Todd kindly doubled the Air-IT/ MBC donation to £2 for each ticket closed raising a final total of £232 from the Service Desk alone.

Air IT support Red Nose Day cake Sale

Ben Lee, Paul Driver and Alex Cook  at the cake stall

Making Our Faces Funny for Money

Team members also dressed down for the day, with many donning their official merchandise including the famous red nose, deely boppers and spectacles – all to be seen on show throughout our offices.

Todd, led by example with unrivalled effort in the ‘Make Your Face Funny for Money’ stakes:

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Todd McQuilkin, making his face funny for money

Todd comments:

We were delighted to take part in this years Red Nose Day celebrations and are very pleased to have made a small contribution to the overall total raised. The team all had a fantastic fun filled day whilst fundraising for such a wonderful cause. It was a real pleasure to see everyone getting involved and pulling together– so well done team!

Cakes and Sweepstakes

Our authentic home produced cake sale proved very popular with staff and plenty of delicious cakes were on offer throughout the day – generating another £22 to our overall total.

Red Nose Day cake sale Air IT support

Red Nose Day cake sale

There was also plenty of interest in our Comic Relief Sweepstake with everyone taking part.

Workshop Technician, Sukhnam Sidhu, was lucky winner of the £30 prize with all funds being generously donated back to Comic Relief – adding another £60 to our final total. A big thank you goes out to Sukhnam for his kind generosity.

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Sukhnam Sidhu, Sweepstake Winner

Staff had a fun filled day with everyone raising money for a great cause. A huge thank you is in order to new Marketing Assistant, Laura Saxton, for organising the day’s events and to all the team at Air-IT / MBC for giving generously and whole heartedly taking part.

Future Fundraisers in the Pipeline

We’re already planning our next fundraiser, with some of our team preparing for the annual Robin Hood Marathon in Nottingham later this year. We’re hoping to raise a good sum of money for a local charity – so please watch this space for further details.