To be successful in this challenge, you'll have to be innovative and have the confidence to re-invest
The £50 Challenge is all about using your business skills and innovation to generate as much money as possible for Children’s Hospice South West.
How does it work?
- Get your team together and complete our online form.
- We will be in touch with your £50 investment and fundraising support.
- Reinvest/fundraise over the three months and raise as much as you can.
- The team that raises the most each calendar year will be honoured with the £50 Challenge trophy.
The benefits to your business...
- Increased awareness of your business by linking with a local charity.
- Engagement and involvement of staff, boosting team morale and enthusiasm.
- Fun and engaging PR and social media opportunities. Don't forget to use #SupportCHSW
- Networking potential with other participating businesses.
- Help to fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.
- Increased engagement with clients, customers or suppliers.
Old Mill Accountants and Financial Planners are kindly sponsoring this year’s challenge, so all the money you raise will directly support life-limited children and their families across the South West.
This exciting initiative is sponsored by Deborah Meaden, Dragon's Den investor and successful businesswoman:
To be successful in this challenge you'll have to be innovative and have the confidence to reinvest. Get into the minds of your target audience and give them what they want. Start off small and grow your investment to turn a profit that will really make a difference to life-limited children in our community.
A message from our sponsor
We’re thrilled to be sponsoring the £50 Challenge. It’s great because it encourages people in different teams and roles to work together, share their ideas and engage with the wider business community, where there is a huge amount of support for Children's Hospice South West. Try it in your business – the challenge will take on a life of its own and it is fascinating to see who comes to the fore and drives it forward.
Mark Neath, Director, Old Mill Accountants and Financial Planners, £50 Challenge sponsors
We do ask that you adhere to the terms in the £50 Challenge Agreement. Here are a few helpful hints to get you get started. Raise as much as you can and above all, enjoy the challenge!
Some do's and don'ts
- Do ensure that all written communications with the public (including letters, emails, posters, etc.) include the words ‘in aid of Children’s Hospice South West (Registered Charity Number 1003314)’.
- Do try and come up with something innovative!
- Do your research – risk assessment, legal requirements, licences, insurance etc.
- Do ensure that you have the necessary licence or consent from the relevant local authority before you undertake street collections or collections in public areas. You do not require a permit to collect in private areas e.g. your workplace but you should get the permission of your employer.
- Do get in touch with your local Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser for help and advice.
- Do be enthusiastic – your enthusiasm will be infectious. Don’t get too despondent – not everyone you ask will help or get involved.
- Don’t forget to ask for ‘gifts in kind’ that you can sell on - it’s not all about cold hard cash! Don’t forget to use the profit/loss sheet.
- Don’t forget to check the legal requirements if you’re holding a raffle.
- Don’t be afraid to tell anyone and everyone about what you are doing, you never know when someone may be able to help by donating funds or coming up with a good idea.
- All fundraising activities undertaken must be done ethically.
- Please ensure that any donations received do not come from any of the following sources:
- Crime or fraudulent activity.
- Armaments (however you can accept funds from this sector, eg. the Armed Forces (MOD)).
- Tobacco and alcohol (it is however acceptable to receive donations of alcoholic drinks for events).
- Child labour
- Gambling including scratch cards (raffles are permitted in compliance with guidelines set out in your information pack). If you are unsure whether a donation or activity may be deemed as unethical please get in touch with your local Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser in the first instance.