Thursday 28 September, 2017
Known for ‘putting the fun into insurance’, Markerstudy Group, which has headquarters in Bessels Green and offices in Whitstable and Tunbridge Wells, recently celebrated its ‘sweet sixteen’ birthday with its annual ‘Markerstudy Day’, raising nearly £11,000 in total for charity.
Thousands of Markerstudy Group employees across the country, from Auto Windscreens in Derbyshire to Zenith Insurance in Haywards Heath threw themselves into the spirit of the day. In Tunbridge Wells, Marketing staff paid to dress up in prom outfits, held a charity ‘bake-off’andenjoyed pizza and mocktails, while IT raised nearly £1,500 for Cancer Research UK with a sweet themed quiz, raffle and bingo.
The whole group were invited to take part in a charity prize draw, with one lucky employee winning a two-night luxury break to Florence. It raised around £7,100 for Scannappeal, which helps provide medical equipment to hospitals. The charity was chosen due to the support Wycombe Hospital has given to Auto Windscreens’ employee, Colin Jenkins, during his treatment for prostate cancer.
Lizzie Smith-Foreman, Director of Group Marketing and Communications, said: “The idea of a ‘Sweet 16’ theme came from our employees, so it was great to see everyone putting the ‘fun’ into fundraising. Our annual event is the perfect way to reward our staff for their hard work and raise money for good causes at the same time. Quite simply, we all had a ball!”