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Businesses rise to the challenge after turning £50 notes into £38,000 for Bury hospice




Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge participants celebrate their achievements at the grand finals night, held at the Ickworth Hotel on Thursday evening [1 October] ANL-150210-164620001
Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge participants celebrate their achievements at the grand finals night, held at the Ickworth Hotel on Thursday evening [1 October] ANL-150210-164620001

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.

Most Motivated Team: David Sharp and Julie Valentine of Glasswells, accepting the Most Motivated Team Award from Adrian Williams, Chairman of the St Nicholas Hospice Care Board of Trustees ANL-150210-164659001
Most Motivated Team: David Sharp and Julie Valentine of Glasswells, accepting the Most Motivated Team Award from Adrian Williams, Chairman of the St Nicholas Hospice Care Board of Trustees ANL-150210-164659001

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.

Most Creative Idea: Rachel Card and Kevin Clements, of St Nicholas Hospice Care, accepting the Most Creative Idea Award on behalf of Arc shopping centre and Toolbox Marketing ANL-150210-164646001
Most Creative Idea: Rachel Card and Kevin Clements, of St Nicholas Hospice Care, accepting the Most Creative Idea Award on behalf of Arc shopping centre and Toolbox Marketing ANL-150210-164646001

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.

Sheila Burke, from Jacobs Allen; Michelle Frost and Justin Pedley, of ASDA Bury; and Thady Senior, of Jacobs Allen, with the Most Money Raised Award ANL-150210-164633001
Sheila Burke, from Jacobs Allen; Michelle Frost and Justin Pedley, of ASDA Bury; and Thady Senior, of Jacobs Allen, with the Most Money Raised Award ANL-150210-164633001


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