Paddle CSRCorporate Social Responsibility
Connecting the Brighton and Hove business community with The Paddle Round The Pier beach festival.
Paddle Round the Pier is an engaging and worthwhile Corporate Social Responsibility project to enhance your company’s team development and commitment to raising money for three very worthwhile charities,
For 2016 these are:-
- The RNLI
- Surfers Against Sewage
Local businesses are increasingly looking to the local community to meet their developmental needs and social aims. Whether the requirement is team building, a community challenge, a new team start up, motivational incentive or simply an away day from the office, The Paddle Round the Pier is a powerful vehicle for engaging personal and professional development. We can engage and put the focus on personal and team development as well as enhancing/highlighting your corporate values which can rarely be achieved in conventional training. We are also able to offer a fun, interactive and engaging atmosphere far removed from the office! You will also be providing a significant benefit to our chosen charities.
WANTED: GATE KEEPERS! Paddle are looking for businesses to take one of our four gates over the weekend and run it themselves.
So far we have Mayo Wynn Baxter, Nuffield Health Brighton Hospital, & the Halifax.
Each gate will have a different business on and these need to be run by your fun loving staff at a minimum ratio of 6 people per hour (but more are welcome!).
Gates can be staffed for just a morning, a day or the whole weekend (various options are available). Feel free to brand-up the gate with your company logo’s and promote your business at the same time. The job simply entails collecting donations (with a prize for the company that can collect the most over the weekend!) Paddle will offer all the support and facilities, all you need to do is staff the gate! email firstname.lastname@example.org
CSR has become a business necessity with the identification and delivery of projects that lead to positive social change and well being. This is an ideal opportunity to encourage employee participation in fundraising and charitable activities.
The Paddle Round the Pier is run entirely by volunteers and over the last few years have raised in excess of £20,000 for charity. We always sponsor the RNLI, a local based children’s charity and a surf related charity.
Whatever your employees’ skills are we can use them! It’s a great, fun weekend and the opportunity to meet other likeminded people, so as well as doing your bit for charity – it’s lots of fun as well. Many of the volunteers who offered to help a number of years ago and are so passionate about “Paddle” that they have now become some of the main organisers!
Besides providing volunteers you also have the fun, fabulous opportunity to take part in The “Paddle Something Unusual” event which again is the perfect opportunity for your team to exercise their creativity and hone their team building skills.
In previous years we’ve had everything from aeroplanes to a crane, from a bed to a shed, from a hand ball court to a Wimbledon No 1 Court, from Thunderbird 1 to a Wild West Saloon, from Santa’s Summer Sleigh to Morris Dancers in May – the ideas go from ridiculous to ingenious! The only guidelines are to make it as outlandish (but as safe) as possible, raise plenty of money – and have a spectacularly good laugh doing it!