“May Mayhem is all about having fun in the workplace whilst holding as many fundraising activities as possible,” explained Harry Gardner, our Corporate Account Executive. Throughout the month of May we’re asking people to get sponsored to give up something, participate in a challenge or perhaps hold a dress down day.”
We’ve produced a pack of ideas for May Mayhem 2017 to help get you started – from holding an office Olympics to being a film star for the day.
“Joining in with May Mayhem will make a real difference to those who are at risk from meningitis and those whose lives have already been changed forever because of it.”
One company who took part in last year’s May Mayhem is telecommunications specialists Eze Talk, based in Crewe. Maureen Key, Engagement and Logistics Manager, said:
“Here at Eze Talk we fully enjoyed May Mayhem and the opportunity to be silly, dress up, eat cold beans, exercise for a whole day, see how cute we were as babies and wrap it up with a pub quiz.”
Putting smiles on faces
“Our company gets a real pleasure every day from putting a smile on our customers’ faces, this means the world to us. Being able to do this for those who have met challenges along the way puts a smile on ours.”
The Sesame Bankhall Group, the UK’s largest distributor of retail financial advice, based in Altrincham, also took opart last year and their Managing Director, Stephen Gazard, is encouraging other organisations to take part after his 14-month-old daughter, Ella contracted the disease. Fortunately, she made a good recovery.
Stephen, a trustee of Meningitis Now, said: “Meningitis is a devastating disease that can strike anybody at any time. The work Meningitis Now is doing is lifesaving and life-changing, but it needs your support to continue. Please join us for some May Mayhem and help us move ever nearer to achieving our vision where no one dies from meningitis and everyone affected gets the support they need to rebuild their lives.”