Bristol firms urged take on £50 Challenge in aid of children’s hospice

Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is calling on businesses to go head-to-head and take on its £50 Challenge this spring.

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 March 2 to May 13.

21 teams took part in last autumn’s £50 Challenge, which raised £9,593 for the local hospice, CHSW’s Charlton Farm.

Cabot Circus, Avon Group, LV, Aluna Bristol, Allegro Logistics, Metro Bank Bristol and Funds Library were just some of the companies who embraced the initiative.

The challenge is being sponsored again by Albert Goodman.

Get nifty with 50

CHSW Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser Amanda Gallagher is challenging other firms to get ‘nifty with their fifty’ to help provide lifeline respite at Charlton Farm near Bristol, which supports more than 220 children with life-limiting conditions and their families from Bristol and the surrounding area.

“Whether you are a team of two or 200 your company can take part,” says Amanda. “It’s a really simple idea – we’ll give you £50 and 50 days to turn this money into as much as possible.

“Firms that have taken part already have held cake sales, raffles, quizzes and workplace fun and games but however you decide to do it 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.

“And 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 Amanda.

Further information

To take up the £50 challenge or find out more, call Amanda on 01275 866600, email amanda.gallagher@chsw.org.uk or visit chsw.org.uk/50challenge