Oliver was put in charge of organising a leaving gift for his friend and colleague Kat who was leaving work to relocate to Miami. We spoke to him about his experience using Shareagift and the challenge he faced in collecting money from colleagues across the world.
What gave you the idea to create a page and start collecting money for Kat’s gift?
I wanted to organise a leaving gift for Kat, who is a colleague and has been with our company for 11 years, but she had been working in remote locations across the USA and in Asia.
I was faced with the challenge of collecting money from people who live across the world in remote locations. The collection scheme service that Shareagift provides was perfect as I did not have to worry about collecting money from people living in places like Singapore, where they have very complex banking transfer systems.
How helpful has this page been in collecting money together?
It was brilliant, fast and convenient for everyone living outside the UK. Also, those living in the UK contributed to the page as they are less and less used to carry cash around.
What gift will you be getting Kat?
Kat is relocating to Miami with her family. We are offering her spa treatment in one of these big hotels on the Florida Coast to relax after the relocation stress!
If you were to set up a new Shareagift page what and who would it be for?
Any friend or colleague that I want to organise a collection for, it’s so convenient!
Through Shareagift Oliver was able to collect £160 from friends and colleagues across the world for an amazing spa treatment for Kat. Shareagift helps companies across the world collect money for group leaving and retirement gifts to send colleagues off in style.