Businesses rise to the challenge after turning £50 notes into £38,000 for Bury hospice
Through a range of innovative fund-raising activities, businessses across West Suffolk rose to a charity challenge - turning £50 into more than £38,000.
Thirty nine compaines were given a £50 note in June and had three months to turn it into as much money as possible for The Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.
Their total of £38,672 was revealed at a grand finals night at Ickworth Hotel, in Horringer.
Kevin Clements, hospice director of fund-raising and marketing, said it is the sixth Accumulator Challenge which to date has raised more than £250,000 - enough to fund the charity’s community hospice team for a year.
The top prize for the most money raised went to Asda, in Bury, whose team led by Michelle Frost raised £5,685.
The Marketing Award was handed to Swayne and Partners vets, in Bury; the Community Award to Lucy Cronin, of 365Motivate and the Most Motivated Team Award was won by Glasswells, in Bury.
The Most Creative Idea Award went to the arc shopping centre and Toolbox Marketing and the Most Entrepreneurial Strategy was won by Atkins Thomson.
Activities included a rounders tournament, casino night, open gardens, pig racing and car washes.