Kind hearted staff at Prism raised over £1,500 for children’s charities from a day of activities at its factory and offices.

Prism stores controller Sarah Wright co-ordinated a number of fundraising events culminating in a fun packed dress down day.

Prior to the event members of staff who set up their own weight watchers club collected money after each of their weigh-ins throughout the year and donated the cash to the charity fund. But their good work was in jeopardy on the day from the number of delicious home made cakes and sandwiches that were on offer in exchange for further contributions.

Kind hearted Prism staff raised over £1,500 for children’s charities.

Kind hearted Prism staff raised over £1,500 for children’s charities.

The office tuck shop run by Glen Dear proved a firm favourite with Prism staff. Glen provides crisps and chocolate throughout the year with all donations going towards the final total.

Perhaps the single most popular item available on the day was a charity calendar featuring 12 members of Prism staff. The photographs were taken by one of the Prism directors and printed by a local printer. A donation of £10 per calendar was suggested and all 50 copies were snapped up!

Other activities included a raffle and charity auction with gifts and prizes provided by Prism suppliers, and a competition to guess the weight of staff member Dionne Nesbitt’s new baby for a £1 donation.

In total the sum raised for children’s charities was £1,580.

Sarah Wright said: “The fundraising was a huge success and we were delighted to have raised so much money. I would like to thank all involved who gave time and effort to make a great day. Everyone had a lot of fun and it was great for company morale.”