2016 has proved to be a busy year for our 'Challenge' programme with over 300 Spring and Festive team challenges taken up by employee teams from Zurich, Endsleigh and Openwork across the UK.
‘Challenge’ is Zurich’s biggest annual volunteer event. Employee teams get together to complete a one off practical project which benefits a local voluntary organisation. It’s hard work but it’s fun to do and offers employees a great teambuilding opportunity whilst doing something valuable to support their local community. Challenge projects range from re-decoration, to entertaining a group of people (often a BBQ or party), to re-plant or clear a garden area to taking groups out on day trips. Or, sometimes, it can be providing volunteers for events, fundraising or collecting books.
The 'gardening' gloves have really come off this year. No task has been too big, no flower bed too wide, no hole too deep, no fence too tall, and there was nothing our volunteers wouldn't do to raise a 'challenge' smile! A big 'thank you' to all the challenge teams and, of course, our charity partners for working so hard and making such a big difference in local communities across the UK.
For some great action snaps from Spring Challenge 2016, please view the video below...