St Barnabas Hospice are delighted to announce that fourteen businesses have come together to raise an outstanding £18,518.91 in their first ever Accumulator Challenge.
Businesses of all sizes joined the initiative from across Lincolnshire, and were each given £50 by the Hospice, which they had to invest and turn into more. The challenge launched on Tuesday 3rd April and closed on Sunday 30th June.
A wide range of fun, innovative and clever fundraising ideas took place during the Challenge, including: pet first aid courses, penalty shoot-outs, a door full of jelly beans, a beer festival, spin-a-thon and more.
The Accumulator Challenge culminated in a Celebration Evening, held on Monday 9th July at Lincoln City Football Club. During the evening, the following awards were given out:
- The team which raised the most money* – Warners Midlands plc (£2,000 raised between four team members)
* For fairness, the final figure raised by each team was converted into an average based on the number of people in that team.
- The team with the most innovative fundraising ideas – NatWest Lincoln
- The individual team member who has performed the best – Andrew Parker, McCain Foods
The engraved trophies received by the winners were kindly donated by Viking Trophies in Grantham.
Mick Ewles from winning company, Warners Midlands plc, said: “The Charity Committee at Warners (Midlands) loved taking part in the Accumulator Challenge, as we were all involved in something that made money for St Barnabas. Winning the award will act as encouragement for us to raise even more!”
Tina Dingley, Corporate Fundraiser for St Barnabas in the South of Lincolnshire, added: “This is the first year we have done an Accumulator Challenge at St Barnabas and the uptake and enthusiasm for it has been better than we could ever have imagined.
“Based on the success of this year, we are excited to bring this fundraising initiative back again next year. Hopefully more companies will be encouraged to sign up and make it even more of a success.
St Barnabas Corporate Fundraiser for North Lincolnshire, Caroline Swindin, added: “We have had both current corporate partners as well new supporters entering the Accumulator Challenge this year. It is wonderful to see how successful the teams have been, and some smaller businesses have really given the larger ones a run for their money!
“The money raised will make a real difference in helping us to care for and support people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness, and their families and carers, across Lincolnshire.”
To find out more about how your business can support St Barnabas Hospice, contact Caroline (North Lincolnshire) at [email protected]/07435 970 309 or Tina (South Lincolnshire) at [email protected]/01476 513 542.