How do you get to do outdoor activities and raise money for children in need without leaving the office? Standard Bank Group’s Isle of Man and Jersey offices have the answer and it lies in one of the trendiest gadgets: The Wii Fit.
This is what went down
Wanting to contribute to the BBC’s “Children in Need Appeal" was the catalyst for this adventure. The team’s aim was to raise funds to help disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
As part of the initiative the team climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, endured a 50km Olympic cross-country ski marathon and rowed the English channel - all from the familiar confines of their offices. Spectators also contributed to the funds raised while they watched the competitors sweat it out on the Wii.
Together they raised over £4 000. With a generous top up of £2 000 from the bank, this contributed to the fantastic sum of over £20 million which was raised by numerous other individuals and companies during this year’s appeal.