A ‘Can-Do’ Approach
When Chester based NextGear Capital’s parent colleagues in the USA announced they were launching their ‘Driving Away Hunger’ campaign to support local food banks, the UK team stepped up to the challenge with its own unique Can-Do approach.
The food drive challenge was twofold, to contribute as many cans of food as the team could muster and to compete in a fun competition to CAN-struct the most imaginative structure purely from the cans collected. On both counts the team excelled.
In the four day campaign, the team contributed enough food to feed 10 adult males for a week – an incredible 118KG of food. This has now been delivered to the West Cheshire Food Bank. In the CAN-Struction challenge, the team re-created Big Ben and as the business’ US colleagues noted in their online Blog;
“Here is one of the first things we learned about our UK office: They are competitive. This small office in Chester boasts some of the most creative, dedicated, fun and energetic people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.”
In the end, the team didn’t win, the design element, but as Office Administrator Katie Davis, notes, the team were winners in a far more important way;
“In our busy world, it is important that we all do our bit to help those members of our community who need a little help to put food on their table. We would urge other companies to follow our example to help their local food bank. We’ve been winners in the team spirit that we continue to build by such a venture and the West Cheshire Food Bank has been a winner by the contribution to a significant amount of incremental food that they have been able to make available.”