Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, Gibsons has not been able to sit still, undertaking the #Gibsons100 challenge and encouraging every member of the team to raise money for the children’s charity, Jigsaw4U.
Members of the team have spent the first half of the year either getting active or commit an act of kindness to not only commemorate the 100 years of trading as an independent UK games and puzzles company, but to also raise money for children across the UK.
Kate Gibson, Gibsons’ managing director, said: “So far, we celebrated our 100th anniversary with a party, drinks and lots and lots of cake. Although this is a great way to celebrate, it is also extremely important to us that we give something back to our local community.
“Our team has come together to raise money for Jigsaw4U, a wonderful charity that helps children and young people put the pieces back together by providing bereavement counselling and supporting those who have been affected by crime.”
The team is partaking in an array of different challenges. Kate Gibson is planning to conquer her fear of heights and undertake a 100m abseil at Peacehaven Cliffs with sales agent Stuart Nicholas and the rest of the Gibsons family, including her nine year old daughter and her father Michael Gibson, the Chairman at Gibsons.
Elsewhere and Bob, Gibsons’ sales agent, has already completed a 100-mile cycle in Mallorca and climbed more than 35000 feet. He is also training for a marathon which will take place in October. Like Bob, Adam and Mark are taking part in a 100-mile cycle in October and in addition, Mark is trying to complete 100 bicycle rides in 2019.
Several members took part in the Toy Trust Triathlon in June, running 10k, swimming 750m and cycling for 40 miles.
Ros, Anne, Carrie, Sam, Kim and Kat are taking on The Thames Bridge Trek which is a 25km walk across famous bridges throughout central London. Becky, Gibsons’ marketing assistant completed the Marsden March on May 19, the 15 mile walk between the two hospitals in Chelsea and Sutton.
Finally, some of the team are challenging themselves a little differently.
International sales manager Alice and operations assistant Rishi have challenged themselves to avoid sugar and treats in the office for 100 days.
“It’s been extremely difficult given all the celebratory centenary cake that has been consumed,” said the firm. “They are halfway through and still going strong.”
The team would be hugely grateful for any donations big or small: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/gibsons100