BUSINESSES across Coventry and Warwickshire deserve a pat on the back after raising more than £30,000 for The Myton Hospices.
Employees from 12 local businesses entered a team to take on this year’s Take 50 Challenge – a corporate competition to turn £50 into as much money as possible for the charity in just 50 days.
Throughout the 50 days, each team worked tirelessly to organise fund-raising activities to demonstrate their entrepreneurial ability, hosting a wide range of events across the region from fashion shows to duck races.
At a special awards ceremony, participants were congratulated for their efforts and prizes presented to the best teams.
Iress in Warwick won the challenge by raising an impressive £6,953 in the time limit – enough to fund 278 hours of nursing care – while Bennetts in Coventry walked away with the Best Newcomer award for raising £2,030 for the charity.
This year’s Most Innovative Fundraiser award was presented to George and Co in Rugby who arranged a ghost hunt at Guy’s Cliff House in Warwick.
Max Burton, from John Taylor Funeral Directors in Warwick, was also commended for going above and beyond in his fund-raising efforts – having completed a static cycle outside a number of supermarkets across Warwick and Leamington, raising £6,650 for the charity.
Mr Burton’s co-workers were also presented with the Most Improved award after raising £3,810 more than last year when they competed in the challenge.
Myton partnership manager Hannah Morris said: “We are delighted with the result of this year’s challenge and would like to thank each and every team member for taking part in this year’s challenge.
“We need to raise over £8 million each year to provide our services in the local area and therefore rely heavily on events such as the Take 50 Challenge to raise these funds.
“The money raised by this year’s challenge will make a huge difference here at Myton and will greatly benefit our patients and their families.
“We really enjoyed this year’s challenge and hope to see even more teams taking part next year!’
The Myton Hospices would like to thank their long standing supporters, Woodland Grange, for sponsoring this year’s Take 50 challenge.
Call Hannah Paulie on 01926 838 817 or email Hannah.firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about taking part in future.