Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Congratulations Lynnette!

Last weekend Lynnette Prigmore, Head of Product here at Proporta, ran the Brighton Marathon. The tough training schedule, which involved running home from work on several occassions paid dividends as she posted a very respectable time of 4 Hours 57 Minutes and 40 Seconds, which incidently beat Max Denyers time of last year by 15 minutes. Check out the pictures and video here:

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Well Done!

Max’s bit for charity

If you’re a follower of the Proporta blog you’ll know that although we’re a hardworking bunch, we sometimes like to break it up a little with a touch of the crazy. Logistics Manager, Max “Barnabus” Denyer, is well known for being able to create a smile in even the most pressurised of situations… whether it be parading as Wolverine during a statistics presentation, or donning Richie from downstairs’ mod-inspired long coat and Union Jack helmet in the run up to a new iPod launch. What Max wasn’t counting on was the rest of the office spotting an opportunity to raise some money for our charity in Sri Lanka, and chipping in to make him wear it all day. It’s all for a good cause (not to mention our amusement) Max.

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A Blue Red Nose Day

On Red Nose Day Proporta decided that they would raise money by swearing. In the Proporta office the language that some people use can get a little fruity. Red Nose Day saw a ban on all swear words (after a long discussion deciding what exactly constitutes a swear word and whether swearing in another language counts – it does) and Debbie (our office manager) ensured that anyone caught using bad language would be fined 50p. Quite a few of us have already been caught out (Max within 4 minutes of being in the office, and Graham 30 seconds – see below for how the collection tin looked even before 9am), and others are yet to use a naughty word. Lynnette, Debbie and Mike are strong contenders for the highest donators of the day, but only time will tell…

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…and at the end of the day our foul mouths made £30.49 for charity. Never has swearing been so profitable.