Staff have an appetite for fund-raising

David Hogg from Black Olive surrounded by staff from Eclipse Translations and their tasty cupcakes.
David Hogg from Black Olive surrounded by staff from Eclipse Translations and their tasty cupcakes.
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STAFF at an Alnwick translation business showed off their charitable side with a cupcake cook-off and a European quiz.

On Monday, October 10, Eclipse Translations had the cupcake bake in support of the Better Health At Work Mental Health and Wellbeing event.

Lloyd Bingham of Eclipse Translations presents the cheque to Grace House North East fund-raiser Karen Maclennan.

Lloyd Bingham of Eclipse Translations presents the cheque to Grace House North East fund-raiser Karen Maclennan.

The cakes were judged by David Hogg of The Black Olive, who later sold them from his van, and all proceeds went to Macmillan Cancer Support and Jeans for Genes.

Staff were also involved in a 4.5 mile run, a walk and other physical activities as well as a visit from NHS health trainers on the day.

At the end of September, the company organised its first charity pub quiz, held at Alnwick Rugby Club.

Staff brought their friends and family out for an evening of language-orientated entertainment hosted by in-house translator, Lloyd Bingham.

They raised £377 on the night and 100 per cent of that went straight to Grace House North East Children’s Hospice Appeal, thanks to both Eclipse and Alnwick Rugby Club.

Stuart Carter, general manager at Eclipse, and Lloyd Bingham went down to the Grace House offices in Sunderland to present the cheque to fund-raiser Karen Maclennan.

Lloyd said: “We couldn’t have done it without members of staff at Eclipse who donated prizes from bottles of wine to giant Winnie the Pooh bears.

“Above all, it was the generosity of local retailers who brought the crowds out. I’d really like to thank the Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick Castle and Garden, Boots, Morrisons, Lidl and Sainsbury’s for donating prizes.

“This certainly won’t be last event of its kind.”