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Local hospice calls on businesses to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test in £50 challenge

16 Mar Local hospice calls on businesses to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test in £50 challenge

Farleigh Hospice is calling on businesses and organisations across mid-Essex to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test in this year’s £50 challenge.

Sponsored by Birkett Long LLP, the challenge is simple – participants will be given £50 and six months to raise as much money as possible in aid of Farleigh Hospice.

The challenge runs from the 1st April to the 30th September and is open to businesses, groups or organisations of any size. Registration is now open and participants can sign up at any point over the next six months, as long as it’s before the closing date of the 30th September.

Michelle Martin, Corporate Fundraiser at Farleigh Hospice said: “The aim of the challenge is for participants to grow their £50 into hundreds, or even thousands through their own fundraising activities. We’ll provide the initial £50 and ongoing support, the rest is up to you! You have complete flexibility in what you do to raise money. Activities can be virtual or face to face, depending on the pandemic restrictions at the time of your events. The £50 challenge is open to any business, group or organisation of any size – it doesn’t matter if you’re a team of two or 200.”

This year’s challenge is celebrating the amazing work of the Farleigh Hospice nurses who have been working on the frontline of the pandemic, supporting the NHS and delivering hospice care within people’s homes and out in the community.

All the money raised will go towards supporting Farleigh’s nurses, helping them continue to care for people with a life-limiting illness across mid-Essex and offering vital support to patients and their families free of charge.

Birkett Long Associate and Marketing Manager, Jennie Skingsley said: “Birkett Long LLP is celebrating its 200th anniversary in 2021, so we are delighted to be supporting Farleigh Hospice’s £50 Challenge again this year. For us, it’s not just about knowing the law, it’s also about the impact we have on our communities. For as long as we can remember, our community has been at the heart of our business. Farleigh is at the heart of its community, so joining forces just makes sense!”

The Farleigh Fundraising Team will provide the materials participants will need for their fundraising such as posters and banners as well as offering ongoing advice and encouragement. There will also be a virtual awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of all participants later this year. The success of each organisation will also be shared via the hospice newsletters, website and social media.

Sign up for the £50 challenge on the Farleigh Hospice website www.farleighhospice.org/events/50challenge. To speak to the Fundraising Team, call 01245 457411 or email [email protected]