The saying goes… Find a job you enjoy and you’ll never work a day in your life…
We are successfully building a business where you’ll love coming to work, where you will make friends with colleagues and have loads of fun making a living and building a career.
So what do we do to help you to have fun…
- We have a group called F@M (Fun at Macildowie) who organise events throughout the year.
- Each team is given a “team build budget” and a “WOW budget”.
- Whatever day of the week, we all go out to celebrate quarterly bonus paydays.
- We have fun giving back to charity with red nose days, charity bake off’s and team building events.
- We run an annual summer bbq
- We have a company-wide New Year Kick Off Conference followed by an awards ceremony, meal and live music.
About our causes
This year we gave everyone the chance to nominate their favourite charity to become our “chosen Charity” at our New Year Kick off event in May. There are three short videos and presentations in the evening, followed by a vote. Each year if we hit our fundraising target, the Business matches the amount.
Our social committee F@M regularly organise events throughout the year which are not only fun for our staff but also help a good cause. The causes for this year are:
Loros is a Leicestershire based charity, offering palliative care to patients with terminal illnesses. Providing crucial care and support to patients, as well as support to bereaved families. Alongside the excellent physical care provided to patients, Loros provide an emotional support service too.
Willen Hospice is a Milton Keynes based charity, providing care to patients in their final stages of terminal illness. Offering emotional and spiritual care, as well as medical support to patients of all ages. Willen Hospice also provides support to the families of those with terminal illness - each year Willen Hospice’s team of carers, nurses and volunteers look after around 400 patients. Recieving less than a quarter of their funding from the NHS, Willen hospice look to charity donations to fund the majority of their activity.
Alzheimers Society funds ground-breaking research, developing treatments for the disease whilst continously searching for a cure. The charity also offers support, care and counselling for anyone affected by Alzheimers. In the UK, there are over 850,000 people suffering from Dementia, with the most common form being Alzheimers – with 1 in 6 over the age of 80 having dementia. The aim of the charity is to create a society where those affected by dementia are supported, accepted and able to live their lives without judgement.
Fundraising events and activities
At Macildowie we are pleased to say that last year we raised over £7,500 for our chosen charities.
With some budding bakers we have regular themed ‘Bakeoffs’, Christmas jumper days, fuddles, sports days, sponsered runs, nights out and fancy dress competitions.
The highlight of every years' fundraising activity is our family-friendly BBQ and ‘Auction of Promises’! WIth over 20 quality prizes are donated by our staff, this year included a top of the range Mercedes convertible to call your own for a weekend, a David LLoyd Family Pass, a guided tour of Snowdonia, professional golf lessons, a gel manicure treatment and a haunted house expierence! The BBQ fundraising event also includes a choice of games, face painting, tombola and a live band.
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