Gibbs & Dandy: giving something back to the community.
Charity day success for Gibbs & Dandy
Published: 26 October, 2011
STAFFORDSHIRE: Building supplies expert, Gibbs & Dandy, held a successful family fun day for its employees raising over £1000 for charity.
The 17 branch-strong merchant network held the event at Middleton House Farm in Tamworth and, with over 300 staff and their families in attendance, managed to raise the cash for Barnardos.
Staff competed in various sporting challenges, including archery and shooting, culminated in an inter-branch 'It's A Knockout' competition, with Nottingham being declared the winners. There were also circus activities, bouncy castles and entertainment to keep the merchant's families entertained.
Marketing director Tania Tams said: "This is the first year we've held an event of this magnitude, and we couldn't be happier with the result, both in terms of the fun had by everyone and the monies raised.
"With the rebranding of new acquisitions and extension of the brand, this year has been about joining together to create a stronger network, whilst recognising the individual strengths of each branch – and in many ways the family fun day encapsulates this.
"Despite the structural changes and difficult economy, our staff members have delighted us with their positive response and have more than rose to the challenge. We felt it was important to give something back, as a thank you for the enormous effort put in by everyone at Gibbs & Dandy, helping to make it a successful year."