Katharine House Hospice is delighted by the efforts of local businesses, schools and community groups who took part in their ‘Accumulator Challenge’. The challenge which began in September, asked teams to turn £50 into as much money as possible within 50 days – as a result £450 has been turned into £9,255.
The Hospice’s Becky Martin said:
“Raising such large amounts from a start-up of £50 is an extremely difficult challenge. It was a real demonstration of community support and entrepreneurship”
“The teams went to great lengths to raise this huge sum for the hospice. Funds were accumulated in a number of creative ways from quizzes, Halloween fancy dress nights, sponsored runs and bake sales to metal detecting”
Handelsbanken, Stafford kindly sponsored the challenge by dishing out the crisp £50 notes to all registered teams and kick starting the challenge on 15th September following a launch event at the Hospice. Handelsbanken’s support ensures that maximum funds were raised for the Hospice.
Prizes were awarded a “thank you” evening at the hospice to:
The winning team – Mid Counties Co-operative (Hednesford area) who raised £1,800.
The second team – Yorkshire Bank who raised £1,791.51
The third team – Handelsbanken who raised £1,491
The most innovative fundraising idea award went to Alstom who held a metal detecting fundraising day.