Quy Mill Hotel & Spa crowned victors of Accumulator Challenge 2015


Twelve teams raise over £12,000 for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity...


Arthur Rank Hospice is thrilled to announce that twelve teams raised an impressive £12,000 this year, in a fundraising initiative which has now generated more than £64,000 for the Charity!

Quy Mill Hotel & Spa were crowned victors of the Accumulator Challenge 2015, at last night’s closing party having raised £4250 through their festive activities.

The fundraising initiative, which has seen eighty teams take part since it started four years ago, was closely contested this year by twelve teams who were all given a crisp £50 at the outset by sponsors ARM. The aim of the Accumulator Challenge is to multiply that initial investment into as much money as possible through creative, original and entrepreneurial activities, between 1 October and 31 December 2015.

Community Fundraiser Aisha Hunt from Arthur Rank Hospice Charity comments: “We have been delighted with the response from Cambridge’s business’s and community groups; there were some truly ingenious fundraising activities that went on this year. We loved hearing about lunch with Santa at Quy Mill Hotel, Go Glass’ glass decorating workshops (who took second place, raising £1730) and the 13th Cambridge Cubs’ chocolate bingo night! Even the Hospice’s In-patient Unit got involved organising Bake Offs and a Bonus Ball competition. We’re already looking forward to next year and would encourage any companies or community groups who might be interested to take on the challenge to get in touch now.”

Other team highlights across the three months included CRC’s car wash and cake sales, Fratelli Hair’s raffle, Little Star Day Nursery’s Christmas stall at Waterbeach fate, Premier Travel (Addenbrooke’s) taking part in Ely Festive 5K, Woodfines desk & present wrapping service, Premier Travel (Ely) and Sainsbury’s Coldham Lane raffles & merchandise sales and Peasgood & Skeates lucky dip roulette.

Thanks to the support of ARM the £12,000 raised by the Accumulator Challenge 2015 will be directed towards the £2 million required annually to supplement the NHS contribution and fund the vital additional services provided by the Hospice free of charge to those living with life-limiting illness in Cambridgeshire. Simon Humphrey, ‎Corporate Responsibility Manager at ARM said: “Another incredible performance by the teams this year. We are proud to be involved through our donation of the seed funding, but the real credit has to go to the twelve teams, not only for the money raised towards the exciting new facility, but through their efforts, raising the profile of Arthur Rank House across the region.”

Organisations, individuals and businesses who have a competitive streak and pride themselves on entrepreneurial spirit and creativity are invited to register their interest in the Accumulator Challenge 2016 now, by emailing aisha.hunt@arhc.org.uk


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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

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