Step Up January
Inspired by Mind’s RED (Run Every Day) January campaign, JCI UK is encouraging members to Step Up…metaphorically and physically!
As our key community focus for 2019 is Good Health and Wellbeing (Sustainable Development Goal 3), we’re kickstarting the new year with an active challenge: exercise for at least 30 minutes every day in January.
You can choose how to challenge yourself. For some members, this will be a great incentive to train for a marathon. For others, it might mean walking to work instead of driving, or taking the stairs instead of the lift. Like RED January, this campaign can give you a goal and focus in a characteristically tough month, empowering you to start the year as you mean to go on. If you’d like some inspiration, you can read our suggestions below.
To give you extra motivation, we’ve created some mini challenges. You can win points by completing tasks – such as screenshotting your workout playlist – and sharing the photos on social media. The biggest point scorers are the challenges that positively impact your community, offer development opportunities to members and encourage others to get active.
Learn more about Step Up January here.
Manchester Young Talent Awards
It’s rare that we get the opportunity to take a look at our team and show genuine appreciation for our superstars. Every workplace has them: those people that go above and beyond the call of duty. They arrive before 9am and are the last to leave in the evening. They are answering emails at weekends even when specifically instructed not to, and all for the good of a company, firm, organisation that they work with. They unknowingly form an irreplaceable cog in the organisational machine and inspire those around them through their dedication and hard work.
It was for this reason that JCI Manchester started its flagship event, the Manchester Young Talent Awards; to give businesses the chance to publicly show their appreciation for those superstars that make such a huge contribution to the running of their organisation. The Awards honour the following categories:
- Most Promising Young Person in Manchester (Rising star award)
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- Finance Professional of the Year
- Legal Professional of the Year
- Talent & Recruiter of the Year
- Marketing/PR Professional of the Year
- Digital, Media or Creative Professional of the Year
- Property Professional of the Year
- Team of the Year
- And the new category for this year; Hospitality Professional of the Year
As awards events go, this is up there with the best in Manchester. Made all the more spectacular by the fact that it is organised by people in their spare time!
Secret Santa Quiz
JCI Doncaster‘s Secret Santa Quiz aims to help disadvantaged children in Doncaster by providing gifts that they may not have otherwise received. The chamber holds a ‘Secret Santa’ charity quiz each December; a percentage of the event ticket goes towards purchasing gifts for the appeal and attendees are encouraged to bring a toy donation to the event.
Secret Santa Appeal
JCI Bradford collects Christmas presents through donations; these gifts are distributed through Bradford social services and charities and gifted to disadvantaged children. Their campaign began in 1989 and collects around 3,500 presents each year.