Gibsons has held its first sponsored puzzle-a-thon, in aid of charity Jigsaw4u, which helps children who have been affected by complex social, emotional and bereavement issues put the pieces back together.
The Gibsons team managed to complete ten and a half 500 piece puzzles in just six hours which was fuelled by coffee, cakes from the sponsored bake sale and many well-known, puzzle piece themed songs such as Razorlight’s ‘Before I Fall to Pieces’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Jigsaw Puzzle Blues’. The final donation figure came to £300 which the company has matched, taking the total raised to £600.
“Jigsaw4u are incredibly grateful to Gibsons for choosing us their local charity partner,” said Michelle Mullarkey, the business development manager at Jigsaw4u, “and what better way to raise money than with a Jigsaw Puzzle-a-thon? Can’t believe we never thought of it before! Thank you to Gibsons and everyone else that supported the event.”
The completed puzzles have been boxed back up and will be donated to another local worthy cause so they can be enjoyed again and again.
“Yesterday’s Puzzle-a-thon was a great success”, added MD, Kate Gibson. “The determination of the team combined with the delicious cakes generated a fantastic atmosphere and we were thrilled to have raised so much money for Jigsaw4u. It was so lovely to see the joy of jigsaw puzzles bring people together for such a worthy cause and we can’t wait to do it again.”