IT’S porridge time for vehicle rental firm Nexus its senior management team are locked in their office boardroom this afternoon.
The 10 jailbirds are trapped with just their mobile phones and will have to earn their freedom by raising £500 each for the charity Sands.
“We have to be in there for a minimum of an hour, but we can’t leave until we’ve all hit our targets, so we could be in there all day,” laughed Michelle Batty, Nexus’ Marketing Manager. “It’s going to be pandemonium with texts, emails and social media posts flying, but we’re all looking forward to it. There’s quite a bit of healthy competition amongst us.”
Sands is the leading stillbirth and neonatal death charity in the UK and supports anyone affected by these issues. They work with healthcare professionals to ensure families receive the best possible care, and fund research that could help reduce the number of babies dying before, during or shortly after birth.
“We change our charitable partner every two years, and this time we all wanted to support Sands after they helped a colleague through a very difficult time,” Michelle added. “We settled on a lock-in as it’s a good way to raise a lot of money in a short time, and we can involve people who perhaps wouldn’t be keen on something like a skydive.”
You can follow Michelle to keep up with their progress as cabin fever sets in at @Nexus_Rental
You can also help Michelle get closer to sweet freedom by donating here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/michelle-batty3