The Seymours ‘I’ve Got Skills Challenge’ created an instant buzz, with entries from charities, teams and individuals from around the world looking to take part for local and national causes.
The charity challenge launched at the beginning of April in an effort to engage with the local community, offering individuals the chance to win a generous £2,000 for a cause or charity close to their hearts. The rules were simple, create a video of yourself performing anything you deem to be a skill, upload it to social media and encourage as many people to like and share your video as possible. The video which received the highest audience engagement would win the donation.
The competition closed at the end of June, and the winners were announced as the England National Rollball Team. Their skills challenge was viewed for over 4,800 minutes and had a massive 4,907 Facebook users engage with their video by either liking or sharing the content.
Richard Stovold, Director of Seymours Burpham comments, “It’s been great to see the amount of interaction we’ve had during the Seymours ‘I’ve got Skills Challenge’. We’ve seen entries from all over the world, with many nominating charities that are very close to the hearts of our community. We are delighted to announce the winner with the most public likes and shares through social media is Team Rollball England, whose women’s captain was born and raised in Guildford. We’re thrilled to present the £2,000 prize to a great team who are working hard to develop this sport.”
The ‘I’ve Got Skills Challenge’ was very close between entrants, with Oscar’s ‘Don’t be Sorry’ video receiving a huge amount of support, with 98,976 views and 3,986 individuals engaging through Facebook. His video was in support of PSDS, a charity dedicated to helping children with down syndrome reach their full and wonderful potential.
This wide-reaching campaign has been a massive success, reaching over 1 million Facebook newsfeeds, over 400,000 unique Facebook users and over 200 individuals taking part.