Gloucester based staff from ISD Solutions took on a charity weight loss challenge and raised a fantastic £1,497 for children and young people with cancer and their families.
Gareth Ross and Jane Gwatkin, who work in the finance department of ISD’s parent company the P&M Group, took part in the challenge to improve their BMI weights.
The fundraiser formed part of a calendar of fundraising initiatives throughout the year with the added incentive of a forfeit of wearing a fairy costume.
ISD Solutions chose CLIC Sargent as its charity of the year after a nomination by one of their employees who had personal experience of the the charity.
Gareth Ross says: “I am proud to say that Jane and I both exceeded our weight loss targets, as well as raising a huge amount for CLIC Sargent.”
Both Gareth and Jane chose to wear fairy costumes to work. The outfits were worn in pride, as the pair raised almost £1,500.
Gareth continues: “The secret to our weight loss was the competitive element. Once we’d committed to undertake the challenge we had to see it through.”
The challenge began in July, with the final weigh in on 19 December and colleagues eagerly following the ‘Charity Diet Weight Tracker’ online, throughout that peroid.
Fundraising Manager at CLIC Sargent, Hannah Worrall, says: “It is wonderful to see ISD Solutions getting on board with some creative fundraising ideas. Hats off to Gareth and Jane who were great sports raising funds for a very worthy the cause – well done to you both!”