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The Virgin Unite Staff Connection Trip 2012

Virgin Unite's fundraiser

6 October 2012 days to go
Each year Virgin Unite, the non-profit foundation of the Virgin Group holds a competition to find 10 Virgin Staff to take part in the Staff Connection Trip. The trip is a chance for Virgin staff from across the world to experience first-hand the work of Virgin Unite and its partners in South Africa.

The trip consists of four days volunteering at Pride ‘n Purpose, the charitable arm of Ulusaba which is jointly supported by Virgin Unite and Virgin Limited Edition, where the team get involved in a number of hands-on projects within the community.

This year we have a fantastic group of Virgin staff who are fundraising up a storm to raise £15k to support the creation of a local community centre. The team is made up of:

Chris Thompson – Virgin Mobile Canada

Shelly Gerrish – Virgin America

Ted Brumleve – Virgin Hotels

Luke Evans – Virgin Australia

Sara Volker – Virgin Active, South Africa

Suneet Sehmi – Virgin Holidays/Cruises

Richard Haydon – Virgin Money

Steve Pullen – Virgin Media

Angie Allgood – Virgin Management Ltd UK

Wish us all good luck! Thank you all for both your support and your can donation. We really couldn't do this without you!

The Virgin Unite Staff Connection Trip Team 2012!
Pride n' Purpose

Committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged communities in the Ulusaba region of South Africa.

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Date Display Name Message Amount Gift aid* Offline Total
29 October 2012 Chris Thompson Thanks to Stella and everyone who bought a chair! $600.35 No No $600.35
24 October 2012 Steve Pullen Fantastic trip and life changing experience. Funds continue to come in. $32.04 Yes No $41.01
23 October 2012 Tom & Lizzi Soper Great cause - well done everyone, especially Miss C Williams! $39.99 No No $39.99
17 October 2012 Virgin Unite Offline donation $2412.05 No Yes $2412.05
15 October 2012 Michael Brennan Thanks for your hard work, Go Ted! $300.00 No No $300.00
13 October 2012 Anthony Gosden Good Luck $80.22 Yes No $102.68
11 October 2012 Richard Warnick Good Luck! $500.00 No No $500.00
04 October 2012 Richard Go team! Go Angie! Looking forward to hearing all about it. $80.65 No No $80.65
04 October 2012 Shelly Gerrish Screw It! We're doing it! $2263.54 No No $2263.54
03 October 2012 Jill McClay All the Best Team! $20.36 No No $20.36
03 October 2012 Chris Thompson Raffle proceeds - Thanks all at Virgin Mobile Canada! $344.16 No No $344.16
03 October 2012 Mark Boekenheide good luck Ted! $50.00 No No $50.00
03 October 2012 Charlotte M Good work Suneet- hope you have an amazing experience! $16.13 No No $16.13
02 October 2012 Suneet Sehmi Virgin Holidays - Cake, Bake & Cupcake Sale and Marketing Lunch $338.59 Yes No $433.39
02 October 2012 Jennifer Webster Best of luck Angie! $25.00 No No $25.00
02 October 2012 Dan Del Guercio Collins Brothers wishes the Team the best of luck! $250.00 No No $250.00
02 October 2012 David Heffer Sounds like a very busy and exhausting week. Look forward to seeing you refreshed and ready to tackle the Tuesday circuits session in the gym on your return!! Best wishes for a successful trip towards a worthy cause. $32.25 Yes No $41.28
02 October 2012 Luke Evans VA's Greatest Yard Sale Proceeds $13681.43 No No $13681.43
02 October 2012 Luke Evans Raffle Proceeds $3530.89 No No $3530.89
01 October 2012 Chris Thompson Dunk tank & bake sale - Thanks to all at VMC! $773.03 No No $773.03
01 October 2012 Steve Westcott Good luck Steve. Enjoy. $16.16 Yes No $20.69
01 October 2012 Pamela Noakes Good luck everyone, and here's to a great week doing some very important work. $161.63 Yes No $206.88
01 October 2012 Luke Evans Bake Sale proceeds $415.14 No No $415.14
29 September 2012 Chris Rae Very best wishes for your project in Africa!!! $81.16 No No $81.16
29 September 2012 Ian Williams Good Luck Steve $8.12 Yes No $10.39
28 September 2012 Linda & Bill Stepanek Angie, you go girl! We love you:) $100.00 No No $100.00
28 September 2012 Steve Pullen Change group sports day, golf day plus various other donations. as really big thank you to everyone! $1300.58 Yes No $1664.75
28 September 2012 Frazer Venters Good luck to you all, well done Angie $161.76 No No $161.76
28 September 2012 steve Dubois What a fantastic oportunity to be hands-on and leave a lasting legacy that truly makes a difference to peoples lives. Good luck Steve and the team, enjoy it! $32.35 Yes No $41.41
27 September 2012 Kenneth Colao CNY Builders wishes you the best of luck $200.00 No No $200.00
26 September 2012 Nicole Yeah, Ted & all participants! $100.00 No No $100.00
26 September 2012 Angie Allgood Fundraising Pub Quiz! $831.45 Yes No $1064.25
25 September 2012 Michael Overington Great cause! $100.08 No No $100.08
25 September 2012 Kat B & the gang What a worthy cause! Best of luck from MG OMD x $162.31 Yes No $207.76
25 September 2012 David Kuperberg Ted, I look forward to seeing all the wonderful pictures from your trip. Best of luck in Africa. $200.00 No No $200.00
25 September 2012 Tracy & Justin Good luck Saraboo! Hope you have an amazing time xxx $8.12 No No $8.12
25 September 2012 Matt Lewis good luck and enjoy! $16.23 Yes No $20.78
25 September 2012 Reason Digital Go on Steve! $162.31 Yes No $207.76
25 September 2012 Vinaya Great effort..! proud to be consulting at such a wonderful organization $10.43 No No $10.43
24 September 2012 Freida Cadavillo $20.00 No No $20.00
24 September 2012 Ian Smith Good Luck Steve from Ian & Jane $32.46 Yes No $41.54
23 September 2012 Harvey & Marsha Brill Ted - We're counting on you to make that Goodyear tire swing into a great year for those kids! $118.00 No No $118.00
22 September 2012 Sue & Shelly Kenworthy Congratulations and good luck Steve $32.44 Yes No $41.53
22 September 2012 James Cahillane Ted - go get 'em! $100.00 No No $100.00
22 September 2012 Kate Panawek Angie, Have a great journey. I'm sure you will touch so many people with your warm energy! $40.00 No No $40.00
21 September 2012 Neil Berkett Best of Luck $81.16 Yes No $103.88
20 September 2012 Andrew Barron Great cause - good luck! $162.43 Yes No $207.92
20 September 2012 Jo Pooley Good luck Steve! $32.49 Yes No $41.58
19 September 2012 Erica Goodman Enjoy the experience Ted $40.00 No No $40.00
18 September 2012 Carol Pullen Good luck Steve, enjoy the experience and take lots of photos! x $40.56 Yes No $51.92
18 September 2012 Julie Doernte good work! have fun xx $81.12 Yes No $103.83
17 September 2012 Rick & Penny Ted, We know what ever you do has pride and purpose. Best of luck and safe journey. $50.00 No No $50.00
17 September 2012 Lisa Hope you have a brill time Angie ..am sure it will be amazing x $16.22 Yes No $20.76
17 September 2012 Carlos Pesant Good Luck! $100.00 No No $100.00
17 September 2012 Penelope & Geoffrey Pullen Good luck Steve! $162.22 Yes No $207.64
16 September 2012 Ryan & Jordan SO proud of you, Angie! xoxo! $162.17 Yes No $207.58
16 September 2012 Francois André Bonne chance! $48.65 No No $48.65
15 September 2012 Don & Stefani Madura Ted, If anyone can build, its you. Congratulations $175.00 No No $175.00
14 September 2012 Italo Aliaga Proud of you Chris, I know you $20.49 No No $20.49
14 September 2012 Allie Hope Good luck and take advantage of Ted's super handyman skills! $150.00 No No $150.00
14 September 2012 Bernd Lohner Excellent Cause - looking forward to seeing the Tire-Swing.... $100.00 No No $100.00
14 September 2012 Jean-Marc Tang Ted, make the center as fun and comfortable as our hotels! $99.00 No No $99.00
13 September 2012 erin weir best of luck on the trip! $50.00 No No $50.00
13 September 2012 Richard Stagg Well done Steve! $160.71 Yes No $205.71
13 September 2012 Debby Parsonson Congrats Sara-Boo Volker on this great initiative! Proud of you!! and of course cant wait to see you when you come to JHB. $42.80 No No $42.80
12 September 2012 Linda Graham Have a great trip & hope you achieve all you set out to $15.99 Yes No $20.47
11 September 2012 Michelle Hong Best wishes to Chris Thompson--and to all of you! :) $20.44 No No $20.44
11 September 2012 Jonathan Lewis All the best for your trip Suneet - it is a an amazingly rewarding experience and I am sure you are going to love it! $8.00 Yes No $10.24
10 September 2012 matt yo Suneet! all the best for your trip! matt x $32.02 Yes No $40.98
10 September 2012 Peggy Nuttall $16.01 Yes No $20.49
08 September 2012 Maria and John Young $1000.00 No No $1000.00
06 September 2012 David Parker $30.00 No No $30.00
04 September 2012 Andrew Gilbert Well done Steve, fab cause, :-) $7.93 Yes No $10.16
02 September 2012 Sam & Ali Good on you Angie!! $47.60 Yes No $60.92
02 September 2012 Autumn Bryan Sounds amazing Angie, have fun!! $31.73 Yes No $40.61
30 August 2012 Heather Gorman Way to go, Chris Thompson! $25.30 No No $25.30
30 August 2012 Heather T Good luck, Chris! $50.00 No No $50.00
27 August 2012 Gary Bevis had a great time and the food was awesome! $31.62 Yes No $40.47
24 August 2012 Linzi Field Well done Suneet - have a fab time and raise loads of money! $15.88 Yes No $20.33
23 August 2012 Simon C. Pitt Luke, All the best. $52.33 No No $52.33
22 August 2012 Carly Tyquin-Lovering Well done Luke! I am sure you will gain so much from this experience! $10.45 No No $10.45
20 August 2012 Ingrid Buckley What a great cause....good Luck Sara Volker!!! x $39.25 Yes No $50.24
17 August 2012 Thayer Thompson Thank you for all you do. Take care of my boy Ted! $1000.00 No No $1000.00
16 August 2012 Steve Pullen Here's a donation to kick off the process $15.68 Yes No $20.06
*Remember, if you're a UK taxpayer, please use Gift Aid and an extra 28% will be added to your donation at no extra cost to you. That's more bang for your buck. Online donations $31,594.59
Gift Aid $1,231.98
Online Total $32,826.57
Offline donations $2,412.05
Total so far $35,238.62