Never passing up an opportunity to put a celebration to good cause, Criterion Conferences recently hosted a Halloween Fundraiser. As an organisation that works extensively in research and professional development in the healthcare sector, we thought it appropriate that our proceeds went towards supporting the work of Doctors Without Borders.
Criterion Conferences’ Corporate Giving Committee organised a food guessing/eating competition (I use the word ‘food’ in its loosest of meanings) and a whodunnit style mystery puzzle.
After a week of paid nominations, our top five nominated colleagues were blindfolded, then had to smell and touch plates of five different foods in front of them. Two points for guessing the food and an extra two points for eating it.
The foods included:
- Dried kidney
- Chicken feet
- Balut egg (If you don’t know what this is, please don’t google it. Count yourself lucky.)
The proud winner of this competition was Kevin, our Data Acquisition Manager, who was able to wash the taste out with a prize bottle of tequila!
Fun, games and dry retching aside, all proceeds went towards Doctors Without Borders. Also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, this is a private, international association made up of doctors, health sector workers and other professionals who provide assistance to populations in distress, victims of natural or man-made disasters, and people caught up in armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed, or political convictions, and are currently operating in over 60 countries around the world.
Check out the work they do here: