Accumulator Challenge all set to run again this year to raise money for St Nicholas Hospice Care

A charity challenge, which sees businesses battle it out to raise as much as possible for a local Hospice, is returning.

The Accumulator Challenge, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, is back this summer and organisers are hoping businesses will be willing to put their money-making skills to the test all in the name of a good cause.

With the three-month challenge kicking off later this month, the hospice is on the lookout for businesses willing to pick up the charity gauntlet.

Hospice corporate fundraiser Rachel Card is hoping to persuade as many businesses as possible to take part in a summer of fun and fundraising.

“For me, the Accumulator Challenge really is the highlight of the summer and I am looking forward to a packed three months of competitive fun,” she said.

“As well as raising much-needed funds, I hope it will be a good team-building exercise and business networking opportunity. Every penny raised will help the hospice to continue to care for those across our community with long-term and life-threatening illnesses.”

Since the first Accumulator Challenge in 2010, the hard-working firms taking part have raised thousands for the hospice, with last year’s challengers raising £23,176.39.

At the start of the challenge, each business is handed a £50 note and charged with turning it into as much money for the hospice as possible.

Over the years creative money making antics have included, family fun days, fitness challenges, treasure hunts and doughnut days while more traditional fundraisers – such as cake sales and quizzes – have also proved very successful.

The firms taking part will compete to win the top fundraiser prize, with other accolades also presented at a special awards night in October.

The challenge will officially launch on Thursday, June 28, and all businesses who wish to throw their hats into the ring must do so before that date.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Rachel on 01284 715560 or email

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