Throughout the calendar year Hippo Motor Group take part in a wide range of charity events and we’re especially keen on those that bring the teams together. As we get busier it can be difficult to spend as much time with your friends and colleagues as you’d like. This is why the MacMillan Coffee Morning has been a huge success for raising much needed funds for an incredible cause but also it’s given our team members a chance to relax and spend informal time together.
MacMillan are a very well-known charity that provides support for people suffering the effects of cancer whether it be recent diagnosis or remission. The work they carry out inspired individuals within our company to come together to organise something special. This year the launch of Macmillan’s Summer Lights event did just that.
In early 2016 Hippo employees discussed a fund raising idea which gave us a chance to spend time together outside of working hours and raise as much money as possible for MacMillan. The final plans were drawn up and Hippo Director, Tom Preston, kindly offered to fund entertainment, a Hog Roast and a bar. With ticket prices set at £10 and other fundraising ideas brainstormed the event took place on 1st July at the Hippo Service Centre.
As well as a fantastic evening of entertainment, food and drink the company managed to raise an astounding £688! We have some more donations coming in which will boost this great figure even further and we look forward to aiding MacMillan with their invaluable work.
You can find out more about the MacMillan Summer Lights event here: Summer Lights
We’ve uploaded a selection of images from our night on our Facebook here: Hippo Motor Group Facebook