Valley businesses urged to support hospice

Jennifer Quinn, corporate fundraiser at the hospice, and Chris Ridehalgh from Organic Insurance who are sponsoring the challenge.
Jennifer Quinn, corporate fundraiser at the hospice, and Chris Ridehalgh from Organic Insurance who are sponsoring the challenge.
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East Lancashire Hospice is seeking companies to go head-to-head in this year’s Corporate Challenge and prove they have what it takes to make a difference to their community.

The search is on for businesses from the Ribble Valley, Blackburn, Darwen and Hyndburn who can prove their team spirit by raising valuable funds for East Lancashire Hospice.

Each participating company will be given £50 to turn into as much as they can in a 6 month period - thanks to Organic Insurance, who will once again be the headline sponsor of the challenge.

Organic Insurance, based in the Cathedral Quarter in Blackburn, s delighted to be supporting the hospice’s second Corporate Challenge.

Last year’s inaugural event raised £34,000 and was won by Alan Price Automobile Services.

Speaking at last year’s awards evening, Corporate Challenge winner Alan Price said: “The team have had great fun doing it and met some fabulous people. We have involved customers and suppliers and it has been a very heart-warming experience.”

Fundraising suggestions include dress down days, bake sales, raffles, gala evenings or even bag packing.

Each of the companies who sign up will have a blog written and receive ongoing publicity via the hospice’s social media, website, and press coverage. They will also be invited to a launch breakfast event, and the totals will be revealed on a leaderboard each month.

An awards event will be held in October where the winners from various categories will be announced.

Visit www.eastlancshospice.org.uk or email jennifer.quinn@eastlancshospice.org.uk to enter, or ring the fundraising team on 01254 287 012 /287011