By User769227-Oracle on May 27, 2011
On Thursday May 26th our colleagues in the Oracle North Ryde offices participated in “The Biggest Morning Tea”. This is a great cause to help raise money towards one of Australia’s most well-loved fundraising events helping raise money to support the Cancer Council’s work. Organised by 3 of our Graduates (and thanks Daniella, Angelie and Brendan on organising such a great event), we had a fantastic turn out and some fun as well.
We raised more than double the amount of money we were hoping to, which speak volumes about the generosity of our employees and management. In fact to help raise money some members of our management team raised the stakes and agreed to “complete certain tasks” if we reached various donation targets.
While sometimes corporate culture can be perceived as stringent and reserved, yesterdays efforts proved the contrary. How many managers would eat a raw onion for charity or allow themselves to be target practice for employees holding cream pies? This may not be a typical Thursday but it was a fantastic afternoon, and thanks to the help of our brave managers that stood on the front line and had cream pies thrown at them, or the managers with the iron stomachs.
We managed to raise a lot of money for the Cancer research and had so much fun in the process. Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea is a great initiative by the Cancer Council and the support we received from the Oracle team was incredible.