IT security and control firm Sophos has raised a grand total of
£3,784 for this year's Comic Relief appeal. The Oxford-based firm
held a number of fundraising events at its headquarters in Abingdon
today, including "Bouncy Boxing", refereed by Sophos's senior
technology consultant Graham Cluley.
Throughout the day, Sophos employees took to the inflatable
boxing ring for sponsored fights, dressed in a variety of fancy
dress outfits - all featuring Comic Relief red - with the firm's
CEO, Steve Munford, kitted out as the ultimate boxing champion set
to take on spam for real.
"Every day Sophos fights viruses and spam in cyberspace and, for
one day only, we gave people the opportunity to fight them for real
in aid of Comic Relief," said Ken Paul, UK HR manager at Sophos.
"The CEO's bout raised a tremendous amount for charity and all of
our staff's activities provided great entertainment during the day
- it was great to see everyone get involved!"
In addition to the main boxing event, staff held a bake sale
with all proceeds going to Comic Relief, while several members of
the Sophos Test team arrived in drag to get their legs waxed
raising more than £1,000.