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Businesses urged to take the St Clare Hospice £50 challenge

News / Sat 11th Mar 2017 at 03:21pm

Calling all local businesses – small and big! – take up our £50 Challenge!

Do you own a local business? No matter how big or small, we need you!

Could you put your entrepreneurial skills and business acumen to the test by taking up the St Clare ‘£50 Challenge’?

Take part in our annual fundraising investment initiative and compete with other local businesses to grow your £50 seed funding stake into as healthy a profit as possible for St Clare. Whether you are a small or big local business, you can help St Clare to invest in the compassionate care we provide free of charge to local people by taking part in our £50 challenge this Spring!

We can provide you with £50 to get you started, and then it is over to you to use your business acumen and innovation skills to grow that seed funding into a healthy profit for the Hospice over 12 weeks.

From Saffron Walden, down to Buckhurst Hill, we want all our local businesses to get their game-face on and compete to raise as much as possible for their local Hospice. The winning businesses will be celebrated at our £50 Challenge awards ceremony in 2018, as well as getting their business in the spotlight for a very good cause.

New for 2017, the St Clare £50 Challenge will invite local schools to participate for the first time – with businesses getting the opportunity to mentor local students and assist the pupils in growing their own investments.

Taking part is not only a great way to involve your employees and clients in a fun and enterprising initiative in aid of a cause they care about, but can benefit your business too.

The £50 Challenge will give your business the chance to:

Increase awareness of your business by linking with a well-respected local charity
The opportunity to fulfil your CSR objectives
The chance to motivate your team and boost staff morale through charitable activities
Potentially engage your employees in skills-based volunteering with young people
We have plenty of ideas to help you grow your £50 investment, just check out our Community Fundraising Pack for a whole host of fundraising activities. Here’s our handy A-Z of fun things you could do to grow your investment…

St Clare £50Running from Monday 3 April to Friday 30 June, the 2017 £50 Challenge is open to all local businesses across West Essex and East Herts.

The £50 Youth Social Action Challenge will run from Monday 4 September to Friday 15 December. St Clare Hospice will be brokering the mentoring opportunities between businesses and schools. Due to the high demand expected, schools’ partnerships will be allocated to businesses on a first come, first served basis.

Amy JacobsFor more information about the St Clare Hospice’s £50 Challenge please contact St Clare Corporate Partnerships Manager, Amy Jacobs on 01279 773758 or [email protected]

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