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England vs. Slovenia @ Katapult, FIFA 2010 World Cup

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010




Thank you to everyone who managed to come to our football event last week and for all the lovely messages; a fantastic sunny afternoon of football which coincided with the celebration of Katapult’s Birthday.

Football is still a bit of a sore topic at the moment around the Katapult studios after Sunday’s embarassing defeat for England against Germany. We’re now hoping Andy Murray can recoop some of the lost pride at Wimbledon. It was a different story however for the similarly dramatic but 100% more successful screening of the England vs. Slovenia match last week. We hosted an action packed afternoon of football for close contacts and friends here in our beautiful garden to celebrate Katapult’s 10th year in business, screening the game live in a marquee. We are pleased and quite frankly relieved that England had the 1-0 win they needed, thus avoiding a dis-heartened crowd. We were also very lucky that the sun was shining down on us, and we’re glad that everyone liked our new wildlife garden after help from the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust – we will be doing more on this next month so watch this space.

We handed the responsibility of the BBQ to our resident chef and Channel 4 ‘Come Dine with Me’ winner Dan. All produce was sourced from local suppliers; some fresh meat from Denstone Hall Farm Shop, a keg of real ale from the Derby Brewing Company and some wonderful mini football themed cakes from Cameo Cupcakes.

We want to thank everyone for their donations and participation in the games that we organised for the day, we managed to raise a fanastic £543 which exceeded our fundraising target for the South African children’s charity ‘Magical Moments’, which runs activities for underprivileged children. We will be updating our blog next month with pictures and information to show how the money is spent.  A big thanks also to all our friends that generously donated the prizes for us to give away (listed below).

Congratulations to all the prize winners:

Guess the final score
Meal for two at Opulence and a treat in the fabulous Clink Spa, in Derby’s Boutique Cathedral Quarter Hotel. Winner – Andrew Delve, Smith Cooper
Derby County Football Club match day experience for two at the Birmingham City game on 31st July. Winner – Andrew Lowe, Marketing Derby

Pick a minute
Two tickets for ‘Hurly Burly’ at Deda (burlesque workshop included!). Winner – Steve Eggleton, Mattioli Woods Pension Consultants
Two Cine Supper tickets at QUAD (a meal in the Coors Cafe Bar and a film of your choice). Winner – Doug Smith, Smith & Smith
Two tickets for a preview showing of ‘Onassis’ at Derby Theatre in September, starring the delightful Robert Lindsay. Winner – Heidi Evans, Pixel-Lab
A football. Winner – Steve Ager, Simon Foote Architects
Bottle of wine. Winner – Darren Williams, Minotaur Asset Finance

First goal sweepstake
Chocoholic hamper from Thorntons. Winner -Karolina Jones, Grangers International

First substitution
A crate of real ale from The Derby Brewing Company. Winner – Karolina Jones, Grangers International

First yellow card in the second half
Three course meal for two, including wine, at any Fat Cat Café Bar. Winner – Darren Williams, Minotaur Asset Finance

Name in the hat – to win a weekend away in the Ginger King Camper. Winner – Ian Winfield, Winfield Construction

A few photos were taken which you can see by visiting the Katapult flickr page or as a photo slideshow.

Ian Winfield - Winner of a weekend away in the Ginger King Campers

Katapult’s 8th Birthday BBQ

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Last night we celebrated Katapult’s 8th birthday (officially 1st July) with a BBQ and beers in the new garden. Spouses, children and Brad the dog turned up to join us basking in the sunshine and munching on burgers – courtesy of Dan and his expert cooking skills. You can find more pictures on flickr.

Check out the kids proving the Picasso quote is so true (see previous ‘Are you Creative? You are Creative‘ post.) The next generation of Katapult designers in training…

New generation of Katapult designers

Katapult team and family