News: BC Flipping for Charity

Posted on 2nd March 2017

Flipping great as insurers shell out for charity!

 

Game for a laugh insurance brokers Bennett Christmas may or may not break a record on Shrove Tuesday – but they’ll sure crack a lot of eggs as they shell out for charity.

 

Staff at Burgess Hill-based firm Bennett Christmas hatched a plan to see how close they could get to the world pancake tossing record of 140 flips in 60 seconds after Associate Director, Andy Macauley started bringing eggs laid by his chickens into the office.

 

Andy, who lives in Cowfold, eggs-changes them for donations to Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance, where his son Ben works, but it was CEO Mark Bennett who cooked up the idea for a charity challenge.

 

“I’ve been keeping chickens in my back garden for more than a decade,” said Andy. “The eldest is nine years old, so it’s great we can still use her to build a little nest egg (pun intended) for charity.

 

“People are always very generous with their donations, and it’s great to be able to have a bit of fun, too. The Bennett Christmas team actually used them before Christmas for our festive bake-off, and it made perfect sense to use them for Shrove Tuesday as well.”

 

Cash raised from the sponsored flip will go to the company’s adopted charity St Peter & St James Hospice at Chailey.

 

To watch videos from the contest and see who set the BC record for most pancake flips, search ‘Bennett Christmas’ on Facebook or ‘Bennettxmas’ on Twitter.

 

Back to News ›

Testimonials

""BHBPA is a really well organised and run group, great for networking and benefitting from knowledgeable local speakers with real business insight. Peter brings enthusiasm and humour which helps drive the association forward. I am glad to be part of it.""

Dave Farmer, German Translator
(Dave Farmer & Co)

"I am delighted to have a long-standing relationship with the BHBPA. Since its foundation the Association has gone from strength to strength and there is no doubt that it has brought huge benefits to its members and the business community as a whole through the partnerships it has formed with the local authorities, Sussex Police and local organisations. It is paramount that Burgess Hill businesses have an effective collective voice."

The Hon Nicholas Soames MP

"“We have been members of BHBPA from its inception, and seen the organisation steadily grow and expand into the dynamic entity it is today, bringing positive benefits to all its members.""

Peter Hook, Manager
(Computer Systems Engineers)

"“Sutton Winson have been members of the BHBPA for around 7 years. We have found it a great way to keep in touch with Burgess Hill businesses and to meet with likeminded people. It’s not just another “networking” group, as it tackles the real issues and gets things done”"

Bruce Millington, Manager
(Sutton Winson Ltd)