October 30th, 2013
We’ve just got back from a couple of days down in London, where we were filming staff and students from Pearson College for their first ever promotional video.
The filming coincided with the biggest storm in Britain for years, which brought down trees all around the studio and brought London transport to a standstill. Despite the stormy weather the filming went really well and now we’re cracking on with the post-production and bringing our concept to life. Watch this space to see the final video.
Ruth is Account Marketing Manager at Michon and has over five years experience in design and marketing.
October 29th, 2013
This weekend saw another fantastic achievement for our 30 Good Things, with Vikki taking part in the Thames Path Challenge on Sunday. Here’s what she had to say about the day:
‘It went really well! I took part along with my sister Katie and her partner Trish. We managed to do the 8 miles in 2 1/2 hours, which we were chuffed with. The rain held off, which meant a warm and little windy walk! It was a lovely route.
We’ve raised a total of £410 through family and friends, and as Trish is an employee of Boots, they are going to match the amount raised! We raised the money for Parkinson’s UK. Both of my Nan’s suffered with the disease and are sadly no longer with us. We’re so grateful for all the donations to the cause and we hope we made them very proud.’
October 2nd, 2013
As part of our 30 Good Things, Hannah (Pearce) has been busy volunteering with her local Inner Wheel organisation, packing Aquaboxes and aid parcels which are sent to areas in desperate need of relief.
When disaster strikes, the most urgent problem that relief agencies are faced with is the supply of safe drinking water. A great solution, is the Aquabox – a robust tank fitted with a filter, which is used to purify up to 18,000 litres of polluted water. That equates to over 22 litres a day for a period of two years.
Rather than sending out these tanks empty, the Aquaboxes are filled with essential welfare items such as clothes, toothbrushes, soap, cooking pans, tools, nappies etc. which are then shipped to areas in need.
Inner Wheel is just one organisation helping to fill Aquaboxes, which is an official project of the Rotary Club of Wirksworth in Derbyshire, who then work with other aid organisations to deliver these essential boxes to the areas that need them.
Hannah funded her own Aquabox and co-ordinated lots of essential items and aid parcels. She then spent the day with the Inner Wheel ladies, sorting all items and packing. During the day, they made up 16 Baby Bundles, 26 Children’s Bags, 20 Joy Bags (for ladies) and 10 Roy Bags (for men), as well as 5 bags of ladies’ clothing, 1 bag of jeans and a bag of children’s clothes – thanks in part to those at Michon who donated clothes and essential items! Everything will then be taken by the Nottinghamshire Police Aid Convoy to be delivered where they’re most needed.
September 24th, 2013
With the Great British Bake-off in full flow on our screen, we decided it was time to dust off the apron and get baking again. That’s right – The Michon Bake-off is back!
This year we’ve 18 Michon bakers, battling it out for the coveted title – and Heat 1 didn’t disappoint.
Reigning champion Dan was first up competing against Caroline and Charlotte in a heat which saw 18 individual toffee puddings, a banoffee crisp cake (with the secret ingredient being a Toffee Crisp) and scones with clotted cream and jam.
An extra mention should go to Caroline, who despite not having a rolling pin or any cutters, managed to produce some rather good scones – with the help of her two-year-old’s baking equipment.
It was a very close heat, but Dan pulled it out the bag with his toffee puddings and goes through to the semi-finals!
Well done Dan!
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September 13th, 2013
Last weekend was a busy one for Michon’s 30 good things, Ruth completed her 8-mile walk at Clumber Park, Emily and Lucy ran their half marathon in London and we held the outdoor cinema night at Jeff’s.
Ruth and her husband Lucas took part in the “Miles for Macmillan” event, raising money for the charity that does such important work and we probably all know someone effected. Ruth said it was an emotional day and was time to reflect but that it was a lovely atmosphere and a great day, and good to raise money for such a fantastic charity.
Emily and Lucy completed the Run to the Beat half marathon in London and are just about loosing their various aches and pains. Raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society and the Jeavon Porter Fraser Fundraising Foundation, it was hard work but they were both chuffed to bits to achieve something they didn’t think was even possible a few months back!
The outdoor cinema was a great success too, we watched the science fiction horror film ‘The Thing’ from 1982, the year Michon began. It was a blanketed affair with the sudden arrival of autumn, but Jeff and Lorraine were the perfect hosts as ever and the good food (including popcorn obviously!) and wine soon warmed the guests up.