Katharine House Hospice challenges local teams to accumulate for care

Holly Addison (left), Mike Smith and Mary Eustace from Handelsbanken
Holly Addison (left), Mike Smith and Mary Eustace from Handelsbanken

Starting in September, Katharine House Hospice is asking local teams to take up the Accumulator Challenge to turn £50 into as much money as possible within 50 days! – all in support of your local hospice.

Challenge Organiser Holly Addison said:

“The challenge is now in its second year and following the success of last year, we are really excited to see what innovative fundraising initiatives the teams come up with. It is a great teambuilding opportunity as well as raising vital funds to support the hospice. We will give each team £50 and ask them to use it in order to generate as much money as possible; they can do whatever they like…as long as it’s legal!”

So far teams representing Pure Gym, Carthy Accountants, County Hospital and Burntwood Cooperative have signed up. Other companies are urged to get in contact as soon as possible if they would like to take part in the challenge when it commences in September.

Handelsbanken, Stafford are very kindly supporting the challenge again this year and will be dishing out the crisp £50 notes to all registered teams and kick starting the challenge on 13th September following a launch event at the hospice. Handelsbanken’s support ensures that maximum funds can be raised for the Hospice so that they can continue to provide free care in the local community.

So whether you hold a cake sale, cycle the length of the country, shave your head or get your manager to sit in a bath of beans; take the Accumulator Challenge and support your local hospice! Interested teams can contact Holly on 01785 270808 or email fundraising@khhospice.org.uk

Katharine House Hospice provides free care for local people living with a progressive illness and support for their families. The Hospice began as a “Hospice at Home” service in 1989 and now provides a range of free services at the hospice and in the community. Each year it costs the Hospice around £3m to provide care and this is largely due to the kindness and generosity of local people and business who help to provide 75% of the funds required.