’Twas the Bright Before Christmas…

This Christmas we decided to do something a little different for charity. Our office is split into three banks of desks, so each bank became a team – Team Gold, Team Myrrh & Team Frankincense (Tree 1, 2 & 3 respectively). Each team was given £20 to turn their mini-desk tree into a festive masterpiece. Tinsel was tangled and lights were lit, and eventually we all stood in front of a proud tree.

Over the weekend we submitted our trees to a public vote – across our Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn feeds – in an attempt to secure both the win and an additional £50 for the winning team’s choice of charity, on top of any money leftover in the budgets.

After a heated voting process we can finally reveal the charities each team would have donated to! And of course, the winning tree…

Team Gold, with their colour palette of light blues, dark blues and bright oranges, chose (of course) the Motor Neurone Disease Association as their charity. Team Myrrh’s choice was the sparkling Make-A-Wish Foundation, and Team Frankincense chose to support Colchester & Tendring’s Women’s Refuge.

And we can now reveal the winning team and the winning tree is….

Team Frankincense

Which means Colchester & Tendring Women’s Refuge will be receiving the winning £50, plus the £15 Team Frankincense saved by foraging their decorations, and the £5 that Team Gold had left over. That’s £70 total! Well done Frankincense, namely Emma, Julie, Neil & Oscar, and thank you to everyone who voted!