Flash the cash! Accumulator Challenge is back for 2017.
In 2015 twelve teams raised over £12,000 as they battled for first place in the Accumulator Challenge. Quy Mill Hotel & Spa were crowned victors having raised £4,250 for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity through their festive activities.
Following the move to our new home in 2016, Accumulator Challenge took a break and now is back in time for our first birthday! This exciting fundraising initiative, which has now generated more than £64,000 for the Charity, has seen 80 teams take part since it started four years ago and we're looking for 26 teams to take part.
Each team is given a crisp £50 at the outset by sponsors ARM. The aim of the Accumulator Challenge is to multiply that initial investment into as much money as possible through creative, original and entrepreneurial activities, between 9 October and 31 December 2017.
Corporate Fundraiser Andrea Murauskas from Arthur Rank Hospice Charity comments:
“We are delighted to have Accumulator Challenge back on our events calendar for 2017. This inclusive fundraising event brings out the creative flare and competitive nature of our supporters as they battle over 12 weeks for first place. Attracting both businesses and community groups from across the region; all of whom demonstrate some truly ingenious fundraising activities.
We’re looking forward to this year and would encourage any companies or community groups who might be interested in taking on the challenge to get in touch now.”
Thanks to the support of ARM the £12,000 raised by the Accumulator Challenge 2015 was directed towards the £2m needed in 2015 to fund the vital services provided by the Hospice free of charge to those living with life-limiting illness in Cambridgeshire. Simon Humphrey, Corporate Responsibility Manager at ARM said:
“Another incredible performance by the teams this year. We are proud to be involved through our donation of the seed funding, but the real credit has to go to the twelve teams, not only for the money raised towards the exciting new facility, but through their efforts, raising the profile of Arthur Rank House across the region.”
2017 sees us facing a greater challenge with £2.85 million required annually to supplement the NHS contribution and fund the vital additional services provided by the Hospice free of charge to those living with life-limiting illness in Cambridgeshire.
Organisations, individuals and businesses who have a competitive streak and pride themselves on entrepreneurial spirit and creativity are invited to register their interest in the Accumulator Challenge 2017 now, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org