A Helping Hand at Halloween

on 01/11/2016

A very yellow Halloween...

Halloween is the perfect excuse to dress up, have fun and raise money for a good cause and the employees at AA Plc have fully embraced...

Staff at Basingstoke HQ got ghoulishly creative this morning baking gingerbread skeletons, pumpkin muffins, frightening fairycakes and gory graveyard chocolate masterpieces all to raise funds for their charity of the year St Michael’s Hospice, North Hampshire.

The social committee led by Steph Taylor, a spooktacular Clarissa Hearn (pictured right) and Trudie Spires sold cakes, ran fancy dress competition and a sweetie bundle raffle. The floors of Fanum House have never been so startling with witches, devils and goblins typing at desks and lurking in meeting rooms!

Even the youngest member of the AA family, 10 week old Cameron Collins (pictured left) dropped into visit and became a pumpkin patch kid for the day.

Corporate partnership and legacy manager, Jackie Ridge from St Michael’s Hospice commented on the day:

“I had a great morning with the staff at AA today as I joined them for their Halloween cake sale. Once again it seemed that everyone got behind the event and my thanks to all the bakers, the cake buyers and of course the committee and helpers for organising the event. Everyone made me feel so welcome and it was a pleasure to help out.

All here at St. Michael's Hospice are thrilled to be working with the AA guys this year and we are very proud to have the support of such a key organisation in Basingstoke. Without the support of the local business community we simply could not continue to offer our services to patients and families in the area at a time when they are most needed. I would like to thank everyone at AA for their show of support and look forward to developing this partnership in the future.

Not wanting to miss out on the action, the AA legal team threw themselves into the spirit of the day (gang pictured above) which coincided with my last week in the team before joining the Nicest Job in Britain!

The inflatable pumpkin outfit proved a winner, apart from deflating myself in order to fit into my desk chair and use the facilities, it meant I could have one or two (read: four or five) extra terrifying treats and forget about waistline woes!

If you want to get charitable this Halloween then check out our blog "Witch-ful thinking... eight easy ways to get your charity on this Halloween" or if you and your workmates have been doing some frightening fundraising then drop us a tweet @nicestjob

Best wishes

Alice x

Alice Biggar

Author: Alice Biggar

Alice is our National Philanthropy Manager & current holder of The Nicest Job in Britain.