Pit Your Wits in the Brainy-Bones Challenge
|Published: 15th October 2010 10:53|
Office workers are being encouraged to get competitive and sign up to a novel charity fundraising initiative launched this month by the National Osteoporosis Society.
Anytime between 18th and 20th October, staff can log on to the Brainy-Bones Challenge and get the chance to take the perfect break from their daily routine. Workers will be able to either challenge themselves, or go head to head with colleagues, departments, branches, or even other organisations for the ultimate office competition.
Azzurri Communications, a company with eight offices across the UK, has already signed up to challenge. Nicola Lidgett, Head of Marketing, says: "Initiatives like the Brainy-Bones Challenge give people across our different locations the chance to interact and enjoy a bit of fun competition. It's a good opportunity, as some of our colleagues don't get the chance to meet face to face with people from other offices regularly. The best part is that while taking part and having fun, we're supporting a good cause. The people here at Azzurri are looking forward to the challenge and a competitive atmosphere is already starting to build!"
Kate Kew from the National Osteoporosis Society adds: "Most people think of osteoporosis as a disease that only affects us after we retire, so it's hard to engage businesses and their staff in our fundraising efforts. The truth is, building strong bones is vital throughout our lives to help prevent fragile bones as we age. We've therefore created an exciting new way for businesses to support us so we can support their workers in the future.
"As far as the game is concerned, you can play whenever it suits you, either alone or simultaneously with your work colleagues. What's more it only costs £2.50 for individual players to enter - the proceeds of which go straight to National Osteoporosis Society and helping the millions of people in the UK at risk of breaking a bone due to osteoporosis."
The winners will be announced on the 14th December.