22 March 2011

Newcross does 'something funny for money' for Red Nose Day

Newcross Healthcare does 'something funny for money' for Red Nose Day

Red Nose Day is a day like no other when the whole country gets together to 'do something funny for money'  All the fun and mayhem helps to raise cash and transform lives across the UK and over seas.

Every Newcross branch across the UK from Truro to Aberdeen did their bit to raise funds for this fantastic cause.  Members of staff wore red or came into work in their pyjamas, baked cakes and ate red food donating monies for the privilege to Comic Relief. 

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The Newcross Head Office Team featuring Steve Willis, centre, with cap and gown and Nicky Clarke dressed up as the 'Where's Wally' character- can you spot her?!

At the Newcross head office in Berry Pomeroy staff were encouraged to wear fancy dress.  Costumes ranged from Scooby Doo to Tomb Raider's Lara Croft with all of the head office staff taking part. For lunch- a pizza eating contest took place with discounted pizza generously donated by Dominos Pizza in Paignton. Seven of the staff competed in the challenge to eat as much as they could in 2 minutes! The winner was Head of Finance, Steve Willis, who commented:

At Newcross we try to support as many charities as possible, and we looked forward to all the fun events we had planned for Red Nose Day!  The Pizza eating contest was tough.  I have been in training for the challenge for some months and thankfully it paid off!

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Whilst at the Newcross Taunton branch, manager James McAlpine, pledged to come in on his day off to get his legs waxed if the staff could raise in excess of £100!  Needless to say the say the healthcare and office staff smashed the target 2 days before the Red Nose Day deadline! James commented:

I thought that £100 would be a challenge to raise and I was delighted and surprised that we beat it, my legs are still stinging but feel silky smooth, I can now fully appreciate what women go through!'

Newcross has raised in excess of £400 for Red Nose Day which will be generously matched by Newcross Managing Director and CEO Michelle and Stephen Pattrick.

Click on these links to view our funny YouTube videos of Head office's Pizza Eating Contest and James Leg Waxing