The Microsoft SMS&P Christmas Charity Challenge


On the 15 December 2010 Microsoft UK’s SMSP team undertook a Christmas Charity Challenge. With the help of Microsoft customers and partners they raised over £60,000 for five UK charities – an amazing £500 per minute.  People’s generosity was overwhelming!

 

The challenge followed a similar format to the BBC Apprentice and was an amazing experience. 250 Microsoft employees quickly formed into five teams to raise money for charities. The teams were provided with the resources to create five Christmas products; cards, decorations, mince pies, stockings and wreaths which were produced, marketed and sold within two hours.

 

The atmosphere at Microsoft’s campus was tremendous and the results far exceeded all expectations.  With Microsoft’s customers and partners support our chosen charities are further enabled to improve the lives of their patrons. They were delighted;

 

“A very big THANK YOU - Your kind support will go such a long way towards making more dreams come true for terminally or seriously ill children”

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"Amazing! This incredible amount will go a long way towards our scientists’ vital research and our goal of beating cancer. We cannot thank you enough"

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“Thanks to your support and generosity we can continue to achieve our ambition of reaching everyone affected by cancer. Thank you”

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“What a Christmas present! This is the best possible news!!  On behalf of all of us at the NSPCC and all the children who you will help - A BIG THANK YOU”

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“We’re delighted and inspired by what was achieved. You have enable us to fund a Care Assistant for one year – helping 260 children and their families”

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On behalf of everyone at Microsoft Ltd and our chosen charities thank you.


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