The event, comprising of 15 teams made up of clients and contacts of Clarke Willmott saw them completing challenges around the city in various participating pubs, before heading back to our offices for curry, drinks and the all-important results. Activities on the night included ‘make you own animal mask’ as well as Lego sculpture building.
The event raised £3,377,64 for Unseen and was won by the ‘Pure Living’ team. The money was raised through entry fees, raffle ticket sales, as well as donations in the form of bribes given to supervising volunteers in return for better scores.
Clarke Willmott announced Unseen as their Bristol office charity earlier this year and will continue to fundraise on their behalf until 2018.
Unseen provide victims of human trafficking and modern slavery with support, shelter, and ongoing care, as well as working with the Home Office and the UK’s Human Trafficking Centre to help develop and shape UK policy.
The money raised from our ‘Challenge 90’ event, according to Unseen, is enough to provide nearly 170 hours of one-to-one support from a skilled Support Worker at one of Unseen’s safe houses. These sessions are designed to teach victims of modern slavery how to cope with post-traumatic stress or flashbacks, or to support them with a police investigation.
Bonnie Martin, Partner and Head of CSR at Clarke Willmott, said: “We are delighted that our event has been such a success, and that we have raised such a substantial amount for our office charity, Unseen.
“The work that Unseen are doing to help put an end to the suffering of the many victims of human trafficking and modern slavery is very important and we are proud to have raised this money to help support them in their essential work.”