Fantastic Family Fun!

On Saturday 2nd July 2016, Expect Distribution hosted a Family Fun Day for their staff, clients and suppliers. The main event included a corporate ‘It’s a Knockout’ Challenge, open to employees, customers and suppliers.

The event was organised to fundraise as much money as possible for our chosen charity, the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. Expect has supported the Hospice for over 3 years and sees how much they need the donations as only 6% of their funding comes from government sources.

The day started with 9 teams taking part in the challenge including Team Expect and the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice. The teams battled it out in 6 wacky challenges to see who would win the 2016 Expect a Knockout Trophy. The rules were simple: try score as many points as possible to win!

The weather was not in our favour with lots of rain and wind but the teams continued to battle it out with smiles on their faces and lots of laughter.

Finally it was time for the last challenge, the Slippery Summit, which saw the teams climb an inflatable slide while covered in foam and water! This was a competitive game with each team wanting to be crowned champions!

After lots of fun and cheering, the results were announced. In third place was Platinum Blondes (Platinum Stairlifts), second place was The Rollers (Vanguard) and the champions of the Expect a Knockout Trophy was Ryder! Big congratulations to them!

While the challenge was taking place Expect volunteers were running the Family Fun Day with a bouncy castle, penalty shoot-out and fundraising stalls and games. Everyone had a great time despite the weather.

The day ended with a local band ‘In Echoes’ performing classic hits whilst there was a mouth-watering BBQ for everyone to feast on. The overall day was a huge success and we raised a grand total of £3845.74!

Event Organiser, Jess Bailey, commented “Wow, what and amazing day and final total! We have received so much positive feedback about the event and people are even talking about next year’s event already! We have lots of people to thank including Off Limits Corporate Events Team for running the It’s a Knockout Challenge, the Old Brodleians Rugby Club for letting us host our event on their grounds and providing us with equipment, all the volunteers from Expect and the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice for their hard work as the day would not have ran smoothly without them and thank you to all the teams that took part and their family and friends that came along to support and helped us raise more funds for the Hospice.”

Forget Me Not Fundraiser Manager, Sharon Ennis, commented about the day “From everyone at Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice we would like to say a big thank you to Expect Distribution for hosting their ‘It’s a Knockout’ event in aid of our charity in July 2016 raising a brilliant £3845.74! The event was a fantastic example of the great lengths which Expect Distribution have gone to over the past number of years to show their support to Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, in turn helping us to continue supporting more and more children with life shortening conditions and their families in West Yorkshire.”