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South West firms urged to ‘get nifty with your fifty’ in aid of children’s hospice

Take on the new-look £50 Challenge and help raise money for Children’s Hospice South West this autumn

Children’s Hospice South West is inviting businesses to get ‘nifty with your fifty’ and take on its new-look £50 Challenge this autumn.

The charity is giving workplace teams an initial £50 and tasking them to see how much money they can raise in just 50 working days, from September 16 to November 22.

Cake sales, raffles, quizzes and workplace fun and games are all encouraged but firms are being challenged to get creative and help make a big difference to their local children’s hospice.

CHSW corporate partnerships fundraiser Sarah Nuttall-Worsley said: “Whether you are a team of two or 200 your company can take part. It’s a really simple idea – we’ll give you £50 and 50 days to turn this money into as much as possible.

“How you decide to do this is entirely up to you! It’s a great way to increase awareness of your business by linking with a local charity.

It’s perfect for networking and team building and also great fun and a rewarding way of helping your local children’s hospice.

CHSW offers care and respite to more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families at its three South West children’s hospices – Little Bridge House near Barnstaple, Charlton Farm near Bristol, and Little Harbour in St Austell.

“The funds you raise will help us to provide respite, palliative and end-of-life care, as well as essential support for the whole family, for as long as they need us,” added Sarah.

Companies will be able to go head-to-head and jostle for place at the top of a £50 Challenge leaderboard. And although the charity hopes to encourage some healthy competition during the 50 days this autumn, firms are also welcome to take up the challenge at a time that suits them.

Last year, financial experts at Prydis Exeter office topped the league of fundraisers, raising £6,765.27. Take on the new-look £50 Challenge and help raise money for Children’s Hospice South West this autumn

Paul White, Prydis group compliance director said: “We pride ourselves on having a hugely entrepreneurial spirit here, so knew that this kind of challenge would appeal to our staff.

It’s great fun and generates a good team spirit and morale, with activities taking place in and out of work time.

Earlier this year, teams from 20 RGB Building Supplies branches went head-to-head in taking on the £50 Challenge, raising a total of £2,568 for the charity.

Barnstaple branch manager Lee Kift said: “The £50 Challenge is a great idea and we’re delighted to have been able to generate a fantastic total to pass on to the hospice.”

HSBC has also recently taken part in the £50 Challenge. Spokesperson Helen Marks said: ““We loved taking part in the £50 Challenge. It was great fun working together as a team to come up with different ways to make as much money as possible and of course to support such a worthwhile local cause. We would recommend it to anyone!”

For more information or to register your company, please visit the £50 Challenge page or contact a member of the CHSW corporate partnerships team.