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ellenor’s Accumulator Challenge raises more than £7000

News   •   Dec 20, 2016 12:40 GMT

ellenor’s exciting Accumulator Challenge – a competitive fundraiser for businesses – has raised £7171 for the hospice charity, with Baxall Construction named as the 2016 winner. This figure could pay for 233 hours of play therapy for our young patients and their siblings to help them understand the emotions they are experiencing.

Twelve companies took part in ellenor’s first Accumulator Challenge, including Fairfield Leisure, Sankey’s, the Tunbridge Wells branch of Handelsbanken and RBS Dartford and Knocker & Foskett.Each company was given a crisp £50, which they then had three months to grow into as much as possible to support families facing terminal illness.

Baxall Construction team members – encouraged by Managing Director, Malcolm Clarke - really got into the competitive spirit and, between them, raised an incredible £3,684.79. They held a raffle, baked cakes, including birthday cakes made to order, held a football team scratch card competition, and had a raffle to win a gift card.

BDHL was given the Community Engagement Award, which recognised a companywhich really got behind the challenge and had a high level of engagement with its staff and the local community. This company took on a mammoth 100,000 mile rowing challenge, held a bake sale and raffle for neighbouring businesses; all of which raised a fantastic £1,503.93 in total.

“We really appreciate all the hard work which companies put into supporting our very first Accumulator Challenge,” says Kate Barnes, Area Fundraising Manager, ellenor. “The amount raised will help us to continue providing vital support to local families facing terminal illness.”

ellenor will be holding an event to celebrate the success of the first Accumulator Challenge in the New Year. If your business would like to be involved with the next Accumulator Challenge, contact Kate Barnes on tel: 01474 320007 or email: kate.barnes@ellenor.org

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