We had a blast in 2018! if you are a frequent reader of our blog and The Innovator, you'll know that we love fundraising for our favourite charity, Children On The Edge. 2018 was no exception and we had so much fun coming up with new ways to raise the much needed funds that COTE need to carry on helping thousands of marginalised children. 

May - Colour Run Fun!

This was a messy one! Since we celebrated our 18th Birthday in 2018 with our stunning Festival range, we decided that a few of us from HQ, our factory and our shops would take part in a colour run (it's safe to say we ended up looking like our festival packaging at the end). 

Since we were making ourselves look pretty silly we thought this would also be a great chance to raise some charity money. It was really lovely getting all the staff together for some fun who don't really get to see each other everyday.

The highlight was definitely other runners stopping to sing happy birthday to us around the course! 

August - Sports Day

Our sports day just seems to get more ridiculous every year... a firm favourite this year was 'which team can make the inner tube explode' (working title, suggestions welcome)!

We can't wait to see what 'sports' we'll be doing this year...

September - Charity Week

What didn't we do during charity week?! The highlight was our Festival day (inspired by our festival packaging). We went all out with glitter face painting, coconut shy, limbo and a Piñata (full of chocolate, of course). 

We also organised a few smaller activities during the week, such as office bingo, guess the number of buttons in the jar and our auction of promises. 

Our shops always get involved in charity week too! This year they had their usual 'guess the flavour' challenge for their customers, as well as a beautiful colouring sheet for the kids created by Amy, assistant manager at our Chichester store.  

October - Chichester Half Marathon

In October some of the Monty's team tied up their trainers and took to the streets of Chichester for the annual Children On The Edge Half marathon. Our team were so lucky with the weather; it was a beautiful sunny Autumnal day. 

Over 950 runners took part in the whole event which was an amazing number! 

We're so incredibly proud of all our runners and can't wait to see who signs up for 2019!