Congratulations to our Zero to Hero Team!
A Spectacular Speak-easy Ball was held last week (March 19th) in Liverpool to celebrate the climax of the Zero to Hero Challenge, which in total raised £85,700 from 6 teams.
The Bibby Line Group ball contributed over £24,000 of this from tables sales, sponsorship and holding a fantastic raffle and auction on the night. A further £1,000 was also added from other smaller events across the business such as a Bibby Bake Off and 5-A-Side football.
The night was not only a fundraiser, but also an opportunity celebrate and reward other teams with their interesting and entrepreneurial ideas to raise funds for the Princes Trust in 2014/15.
The winners were:
- Ultimate Champions, Hill Dickinson - Over £15,000 raised from a 120ft abseil down their Liverpool office building.
- Most Entrepreneurial Idea, Merseyside Police - £12,000 raised from a 'Locked up For Good' event.
- Best Team Work, Cammell for raising £12,500 from a Question of Sport night.
- Outstanding Individual, our very own Vicki Wyllie from Bibby Line Group for her commitment to the Spectacular Speak-easy Ball.
Zero to Hero is a Dragons’ Den meets The Apprentice corporate competition, a unique team building challenge which gives teams from different companies the opportunity to compete against each other to raise vital funds for The Prince’s Trust by planning and implementing a successful fundraising initiative.
For Bibby Line Group, one of the key things about this competition and the funds we raised is that despite The Princes Trust being a national charity, all funds will stay in the local area, making a real difference to the lives of young people in our community. Specifically, our funds will go towards The Trust’s Fairbridge programme which supports 13-25 years old from the most disadvantaged and chaotic backgrounds.
"There are over 700,000 unemployed young people in the UK, a number like this is huge, but what it doesn't really show is the hundreds of thousands of stories that make up this number. With numbers like this in mind, alongside the fact that 1 in 5 young people in Merseyside leave school with no qualifications, we as a team were keen to make a real impact with this event." - Vicki Wyllie.
Congratulations again to everyone who was a part of the ball and other fundraising teams!