Dementia Awareness Week 2016 was a huge success at KeySafe HQ. From the 16th-20th May, we organised lots of exciting things going on internally in aid of raising awareness and funds for The Alzheimer's Society.
Monday saw Kirsty's incredibly detailed and extremely tasty cupcakes go on sale in our Droitwich office. These were a massive hit, barely making it to lunchtime before running low on supplies!
Our marketing team spent Monday completing a course in dementia care in order to better understand the disease and how it affects people. The afternoon was spent at a local specialist Dementia Care Home, chatting with residents and learning, about caring for dementia sufferers, as well as delivering a lovely Forget-Me-Not feature for the home's garden.
Tuesday was a popular day in the office; The first round of our Giant Jenga knockout tournament. With some excellent gameplay from Sarah and Lee, and some quite appalling efforts from Danny (Digital) and Kerry (Customer Service), the KeySafe team showed their true competitive natures for the title of KeySafe Jenga Champion 2016.
To feed the hungry Jenga Warriors at KeySafe HQ, Carly very kindly provided samosas, which went down extremely well (Especially with me!).
Wednesday saw an impressive step up in the sweet treats stakes. Sharon raised the bar and supplied two(!) exquisite cakes to add to our fundraising bucket, one of which donning the Forget-Me-Not logo for Dementia Friends.
Wednesday also held the quarter finals of KeySafe Jenga, with Jobie (Marketing), Matt (Technical), Kirsty (Accounts) and Jess (Events) falling at the second hurdle.
Thursday was another fantastic day for the sweet-toothed among us. Hannah (Business Development) very kindly brought cookies & brownies to satisfy the appetites and nerves of our late game contestants. The semi finals of Jenga saw tense, drawn out battles that saw Kerry and Matt Defeated after a valiant battle thus far.
Friday - The Main Event.
A personal, massive thank you to Nimesh (Business Development) for Friday. Dispite being out of the office, Nimesh phones through an order for pizza for the whole office, with a fee per slice for our Alzheimer's Society fundraising efforts.
The final of Giant Jenga was a fierce battle between Sarah (Dispatch) and Josh (IT) despite a fantastic effort from Sarah, Josh managed to tip the win and bask in the glory of his new title - KeySafe Jenga Champion 2016 - Congratulations, Josh!
It's not all fun and games, though. There is a very serious message behind the madness at our HQ. During the week, our very generous team managed to raise £166.03 for The Alzheimer's Society, and our Managing Director, David Ogden has agreed that the Company will double our efforts. To that end, today we will be presenting the Alzheimer's Society with a cheque for a grand total of £332.07 to allow them to continue to raise awareness and support for sufferers and family.
For more information and ideas on how you can help, have a look at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/