The race is on for Suffolk businesses to raise as much money as possible for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Accumulator Challenge.
There is just a month left for businesses to turn the £50 stake they were given in September into cash to donate to the charity.
Teams from a range of local businesses have in the last month continued to arrange sponsored events, challenges and sales to boost funds.
The three-month challenge, sponsored by the Burgess Group, ends on December 13 when the money will be totted up. Soon afterwards the team who raised the most will be announced along with the grand total from all who took part.
Fred Olsen Cruise – Fred’s Bake Off, The Hospice’s Catering Manager Graham Reid was invited to be a judge alongside Mike Rodwell, Managing Director of Fred Olsen Cruise Line.
The company also held a dress down day, raffle and car boot sale.
Ashton KCJ Felixstowe – Brave employees Richard Foyster and Roger Loomes
will be the willing victims of a sponsored leg wax on November 29.
Energie Fitness for Women – held an exciting challenge week from Monday November 4 to Saturday November 9. Members and staff were given a 200 mile challenge using the treadmill, bike or cross trainer and paid £2 to join in.
They are also holding a quiz night and another raffle on November 18.
She Tribe – organised Super Suppers where they each take it in turn to cook a dinner and ask guests to make donations for coming along.
Barclays Ipswich – held a cake, book and DVD sale on November 1.
Blackfriars (formerly Ladies that Lunch) – have a Psychic Night with raffle organised for November 15, a fashion show for November 22, a Race Night on November 29 and a street market on December 8.
Grass Solutions – staff took part in a 50 mile Bike Ride on November 9.
Team Alison Darrington, Lorna Rose and Clara Rose – are holding a Casino Night on November 20 at the Curve Bar in Ipswich from 6pm-10pm. Tickets cost £10 and include Fun Money and a buffet
East of England Co-op- are holding a wine and cheese night on November 22.
All events are being held to generate much-needed funds so the Hospice can continue to provide its £9.1m a year services free of charge to people in East Suffolk and South Norfolk.
Sarah Archer, Fundraising Partnerships Manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said the competition was hotting up in the last month of the challenge and she was looking forward to finding out how much teams have raised.
If you would like to take part in the Hospice’s next Accumulator Challenge please email firstname.lastname@example.org