Winging it for charity

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We believe that when people come together great things can happen. 

A few weeks ago eight of our Labbers bravely undertook an eight mile row along the River Thames. Completely undeterred by their lack of practice and experience, they took on other industry (friendly) rivals, exceeding everyone’s expectations (including their instructors) to finish in a very respectable and well earned fourth place.

The aim of all this was to raise money for the Ahoy Centre - an amazing watersports based charity dedicated to provided life-changing skills and opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk youths, as well as people with disabilities.

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To help reach our target we invited some of our good friends and partners along to The Lab for our very own ‘Bingo Wings’ night, featuring a whole range of weird and wonderful ‘wing-themed’ fun and games organised by the Spacelab party committee. From dance offs (leading to an actual ‘hero lift’ off a table to the sounds of Madness’s Wings of a Dove!) - to a Greek-god-Hermes-inspired push up challenge, and everything in between, the competition was high, and with a lots of amazing prizes up for grabs, so were the stakes.

The night got underway in - what has come to be expected at a Spacelab event - unique style. Those present that remembered the classic 90’s TV panel show ‘Shooting Stars’, and the infamous ‘Dove from Above’, were thrilled to witness his lesser known relative ‘The Duck from Above’ guiding them through the events’ activities. Host Mike (I’m not just the IT Manager) Wood, faced with a studio filled to the rafters, then somehow managed to keep the whole evening together, with the help of his wingmen and wingwomen.

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Big congratulations to all of the very lucky prize winners of the night, including Gavin Wales who won a Modus PLC Lounge Chair, Gary Bosson who took home an Eames elephant from Vitra (much to the dismay of his children - both employees of Spacelab -who had their eyes on it!) and Mishka Brown who won the Drop Stool from Cor.

Of course, our ‘Bingo Wings’ evening wouldn’t have been complete without the wings, and so a special thank you goes out to Showcase, Orange Buffalo and Temple of Sietan, for keeping us all well fed throughout the night, even if there were a few tears shed from the infamous and much feared Orange Buffalo ‘viper wings’ that snuck their way in.

We’d also like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along. With all of your support we managed to raise £2051, which will be split between the Ahoy Centre, the Bone Cancer Research Trust

Last but not least, huge thanks to Hunters Furniture, Tsunami Axis, Factory Lux, Howe, WA Green, Humanscale, Naughtone, Fritz Hansen, Orangebox, Brunner, Planet Partitioning, OD, Savile Row Projects, Nick from Clarus, Kvadrat, Forbo, Interface, Salt and Pegram, Bene and Bute for your contributions to the night, and to all our Labbers for pulling together to help put on such a fantastic evening.

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