Connex Education, raising awareness and money for Whizz Kidz
The Company has their HQ in Liverpool One and supply teaching and non-teaching staff into schools across the UK. All offices joined forces to raise awareness for their corporate charity, Whizz Kidz.
Rachel Beedles, who has organised the event said
“Whizz Kidz is about giving disabled children the opportunity for a better life, with better wheel chairs that offer them the chance for an enhanced lifestyle.”
With this in mind, all staff took part in an activity that involved a team of 5 – 6 people per group. Two people were disabled, “tied back to back” said Rachel, to demonstrate the difficulties disabilities bring to everyday tasks. Two other people were designated carers, who were responsible for the disabled peoples well-being, and one/two people were dressed up in the craziest costumes to force attention on their appearance.
Each team was tasked with raising money on the streets of Liverpool One for the Whizz Kidz charity. They stormed into Radio City Tower, The Liverpool Post and Echo, Liverpool One offices and BBC Merseyside to raise awareness for the Whiz Kidz charity.
The Connex Teams darted around the Liverpool area collecting money as part of a task set by their MD, dressed as Sir Alan Sugar. The company raised a staggering £2,151.17 for the charity and more importantly helped raise awareness of the plights of these young people.
All of the Connex employees, who ran around the city either in fancy dress or tied together, agreed that the generosity of the Liverpool people was amazing.
The sun was shining, the teams were determined and the people of Liverpool were giving.