Arthur Rank Hospice Charity's 2015 Accumulator Challenge gets the competition going and the creative ideas flowing...
ARM kickstarts Accumulator Challenge 2015
Twelve teams have come together to take part in the 2015 Accumulator Challenge, with each aiming to use £50 to raise as much as possible for the Charity. You are invited to apply too....do you, your staff and/or your colleagues have what it takes to tackle The Accumulator Challenge?!
The initiative, supported by the Cambridge News encourages local people or businesses to use £50 to raise as much as possible for the Charity. Over the past three years, 67 teams have taken part and an incredible £52,112 has been raised by teams who used simple ideas to grow their initial loan. Some teams held one big fundraiser where as others proved more strategic and chose to hold smaller activities continually reinvesting the money.
The 2015 teams signed up so far, are:
-13th Cambridge Cubs
-Cambridge Lakes Golf Club
-Fratelli Hair salon
-Inpatient Unit (at our very own) Arthur Rank Hospice
-Little Stars Day Nursery
-Peasgood & Skeates Funeral Directors
-Premier Travel, Addenbrookes
-Premier Travel, Ely
-Quy Mill Hotel & Spa
As a further boost to the initiative, ARM has, once again, very kindly donated the initial loan to help kickstart the challenge. Simon Humphrey, Corporate Responsibility Manager from ARM, is encouraging teams to come up with innovative fundraising ideas to maximise their £50 and make the biggest impact they can. Simon adds, “The Arthur Rank Hospice Accumulator Challenge is a fantastically creative way of raising money and ARM is extremely happy to once again support it as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. It’s great for ARM to be involved and see how the teams are deploying all sorts of creativity to turn their £50 seed money into a much bigger sum that can really makes difference to the hospice. Good luck to all the teams taking part this year, I look forward to finding out how much we can all raise for this much valued cause.”
The money made will help towards raising the £2 million required each year which enables the charity to support the work of the Hospice and continue to funds vital services for people across Cambridge, completely free of charge. Lynn Morgan, Chief Executive of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, comments: "Cambridge is known for its entrepreneurial spirit, it is one of the things we do best. This is a chance for businesses, schools, sixth forms and clubs to put their ability to generate income from some seed corn funding, to help us fund excellent end-of-life care. It is a great way for organisations to show off their talents and their flare."
The Charity will be sharing updates of the teams' progress on social media, so place your bets on who you think will win and keep your eyes peeled!
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.
We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.
It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.
For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk