Thursday, 26 June 2014

Big Blue Day success for Federica!

Last Friday (20th June) Federica Squadrilli Carr held her annual Big Blue Day with her colleagues at BlackRock in London raising a whopping £5,000 including £2,500 matching from BlackRock (and she’s still counting the coins!)

Federica’s Big Blue Day comprised of a dress down day (for a £2 donation) and a raffle with prizes including a GoPro camera, goody bags donated by Nespresso and BlackRock, bottles of whisky and champagne and a pair of Goodwood tickets. Federica also encouraged her colleagues to bake cakes to sell and had also some lovely cupcakes donated by Bea’s of Bloomsbury – the cake sale alone raised over £300.

Tori Williams and Ed Santry went along to support the event giving MCS the opportunity to raise even more awareness of our work amongst BlackRock staff. Tori Williams said “It was another fantastic event at BlackRock and we really appreciate all of the work that Federica puts in to organising it each year – arranging donations of prizes, promoting the event to colleagues and of course inspiring everyone to donate on the day too. A big thank you for your dedicated support Federica!”.

Federica said “The Big Blue Day at BlackRock is always great fun to run, and I am lucky to have the support not only of the firm but of many colleagues who bake, collect money, spread the word and of course, donate! Hopefully the funds raised can help MCS achieve their goal of protecting our beautiful seas and shores for the future”.

Federica has been supporting MCS for over five years and has helped raise well over £50,000 to support our work, through her employer and colleagues.

If you are interested in organising a Big Blue Day yourself download our “How to Guide” or contact for more information.

Federica at her annual Big Blue Day at BlackRock in London.

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