The Stott and May Ultimate Charity Challenge
This was the challenge set by the CEO Stephen Stott for two of Stott and May’s summer recruits, Kelly Carvalho and Asa Clark. Behind the scenes the company had secured access to the African Pygmy goat enclosure at Belfast Zoo, persuaded a minicab driver to hide in the airport car park and set cryptic clues in and around the office for Carvalho and Clark to find their hidden boarding passes and get to the airport on time.
Stott said, & lsquo;’There are more conventional ways to raise money for charity, but I thought it would be fun for two of our junior staff who have shown real potential, team work and office spirit in their first few months, to take on a challenge like this, and tackle it with the same positive attitude they show in their day to day job."
The evening before the challenge, Stott and May released a list of 15 potential travellers who all had to bring their passport in the following day. On the morning of the trip, Carvalho and Clark were announced as the two lucky challengers and got down to the task of solving the clues.
So, armed with nothing but passports and boarding passes, the pair were set loose on the mission, promising to return seven hours later with the ultimate selfie. Succeeding at their task, Stott and May then donated £1,000 to The Sick Children’s Trust as well as a £500 donation to Belfast Zoo.
Sott and May have expressed their thanks to Belfast Zoo for arranging entry into the goat enclosure.