The Halloween fundraiser at the WIley office in Chichester was a huge success.
For the cake sale we had witches finger shortbread biscuits, a graveyard-themed cake, a spider web cake, chocolate chip pumpkin bread, witches cupcakes and lots of other spooky treats that all completely sold out throughout the day.
The pumpkin carving competition was really popular; each entrant paid £1 to enter with the best five pumpkins winning one of five prizes donated by local companies. The winning pumpkin, controversially, was a melon with a sign 'why should pumpkins get all the fun?'. The pumpkin in second place was being sick and had a strategically placed vodka bottle prop. The winning carvers, who won donated prizes from local beauty salons, Smith and Western and the local gym, had made a real effort.
Everyone in the office had the chance to vote for his or her favorite pumpkin. They paid £1 to vote and for that they received a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of ten prizes. The most popular pumpkin (ahem melon) had raised £18 worth of votes and the second place had raised £12.
The ten lucky raffle ticket winners won prizes including a pamper evening at L'Occitane, tickets to Fontwell park and Sunday lunch for two all donated by the lovely local companies of Chichester.
In addition, to the above fun there was a trick or treat tombola for those brave enough to play. For £1 entrants bought a party bag, which contained either a 'Trick' (an office dare - fairly tame for the most part) or a 'Treat' one of 18 prizes. All of the bags sold and everyone who took part had fun.
The day couldn’t have been so successful without the generous prize donations of 23 local companies or the effort of all of my colleagues.
The total amount raised at the event was announced today - £350, which I’m really pleased with. A lot of work but well worth it!!