gdb Charity Challenge & Raffle Raises Thousands for Charity

The gdb Charity Challenge took place at The South of England Event Centre on Thursday 10th May 2018. The teams met for pre-event refreshments ready for a fun-filled afternoon of fully supervised ‘It’s a Knockout’ events.


Teams included:

  • 4D Data Centres
  • B&CE, The People’s Pension
  • 2 teams from Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice
  • DMH Stallard LLP
  • Driver Hire Gatwick
  • Gatwick Express
  • Kingston Smith LLP
  • Kreston Reeves
  • McCrudden Training
  • Natwest
  • Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex
  • Richard Place Dobson
  • Storm12


The event was a great team building activity meaning colleagues, clients and new contacts built stronger relationships, working together to win 1st place! The gdb Charities were out in force with an ‘on the day’ raffle and tuck shop, whilst cheering the teams on and raising awareness for their charity.


After using all that energy on the ‘It’s a knockout’ events, participants enjoyed a delicious 2 course alfresco Paella dinner and canapé desserts courtesy of Paella Fella. This gave the participants a chance to network with each other and get ready for the winner’s presentation.


To add to all the fun tickets for the gdb charity raffle were on sale from early this year right up until the day of the draw, meaning lots of people were in for the chance to win some great prizes. Top prizes included a Canon SX620 HS Powershot from Canon UK, Half Day Driving Experience at Porsche Experience Centre and many more!


All of this in aid of the following charities:

  • Chestnut Tree House
  • Dame Vera Lynn Trust
  • Golden Lion Children’s Trust
  • Kent Sussex & Surrey Air Ambulance
  • The Olive Tree Cancer support Centre
  • Rockinghorse
  • St Catherine’s Hospice
  • SASH Charity
  • Sussex Wildlife Trust
  • Young Enterprise
  • Young Epilepsy
  • West Sussex Mediation Service




Many thanks go to all the teams for taking part; raffle donations from Canon UK, Porsche Centre Mid Sussex, South Lodge Hotel, British Airways i360, Hilton London Gatwick, Gatwick Footgolf, Brighton Harbour Hotel, Crawley Town Football Club, Hartsfield Manor, Holiday Inn Gatwick Airport, The Old Ship Hotel Brighton, The Hawth Theatre; the spectators who attended on the day; the charities; Paella Fella for the catering; South of England Event Centre for hosting us; LPG Photographic for the photography; Altitude Events for running the activities & last but not least the gdb team for organising the event.


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