Tenants paint the centre red

The Burnley Business First Centre was coloured with kindness last fortnight when it hosted fund-raising fun for Red Nose Day.

Friday, 31st March 2017, 2:09 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:21 pm
Marketing Coordinator Lou Tomlinson throwing a wet sponge a t CEO of Connect Childcare Chris Reid.

The employees of Connect Childcare received the ultimate bonus on the Friday when they took sweet revenge on their boss in a charity game of Knock The Nose Off Chris.

Employees were happy to exchange their well-earned pennies for a chance to throw a water-soaked sponge at CEO Chris Reid.

“Everyone was buzzing about it and making jokes,” said Marketing Coordinator Lou Tomlinson. “He was conscious all day about what he said to people in case they threw the sponge harder.

Marketing Coordinator Lou Tomlinson throwing a wet sponge a t CEO of Connect Childcare Chris Reid.

“As much as Chris is fun,” she added, “who doesn’t want to throw a wet sponge at their boss?”

The participants competed to knock off Chris’ plastic red nose in aid of Comic Relief.

“I think it’s a good challenge,” he said. “While it’s a bit of fun, there is a connection between our company and Comic Relief. We see ourselves as a childcare company working on the technological side to help improve children’s lives.”

Meanwhile, Prospects Support and Living spent six hours in the kitchen whipping up an array of star bakes to sell to the centre’s cake-loving tenants on the Thursday.

Activities Coordinator Amy Longworth, of Prospects Support and Living, at the bake sale.

The stall, which raised £96.15, included a Malteser prize draw.

Marketing Coordinator Lou Tomlinson throwing a wet sponge a t CEO of Connect Childcare Chris Reid.
Activities Coordinator Amy Longworth, of Prospects Support and Living, at the bake sale.