Marine and subsea recruitment firm Etpm is launching its ambitious charity Super Saturday campaign around the RBS Six Nations Rugby Tournament aiming to raise funds for a number of good causes.
Last year the company raised more than £4,000 for Aberdeen’s Roxburghe House from the campaign and it is aiming to beat that total for this year’s chosen charities, The Wooden Spoon and Bill McLaren Foundation.
The Super Saturday campaign kicks off each January with a Six Nations online sweepstake and culminates in the big Super Saturday event which takes place on March 19 – the last day of the tournament.
The company has created and launched a dedicated Super Saturday website for 2016.
Business development manager Andrew Mitchell, said: “The sweepstake originally started out as a bit of fun between colleagues in the office.
“It attracted the interest of those outside of the organisation and before we knew it, we had over 150 online entries and raised £2,000 within two weeks of the competition going live and double that by the end of the tournament.
“This year we would like to raise more than £5,000 from the sweepstake and Super Saturday event combined.”
Participants get points for successfully predicting the winners of each match in the tournament; in the event of a tie, the winner of the sweepstake will be the person who most closely predicts the number of tries scored during the tournament. The winner of the sweepstake is announced on Super Saturday.