IN January, 13 teams from local companies took part in the 2019 Franklins £50 Challenge to support Cynthia Spencer Hospice, raising a total of £20,026.88 which will go towards supporting the community care teams and the vital work they perform in caring for patients in their own homes.
The corporate challenge, which also supports national charity MacIntyre and Willen Hospice in Milton Keynes, saw each team decide who they would fundraise for, sign up and receive their £50 start-up investment from Franklins Solicitors LLP. It was then up to the teams to take the £50 start-up money and use all their business acumen and imagination to think up and undertake a range of fundraising activities in order to raise as much money as possible for their chosen charity over an eight week period.
The activities included cake sales, raffles, quiz nights, a race night, a tuck shop, an auction, a charity gig night, a Guess the Baby competition, a lunch and learn, exercise classes, runs and even sales of leaves for a memory tree to other companies. All of the teams who took on the 2019 challenge did so with great gusto and this has meant a huge return for the charities involved.
"It's great to see how the challenge has been taken on by a variety of companies and also how those teams have thrown themselves into the challenge and the different types of fundraising activities that they have undertaken. Another successful challenge and lots of money raised for Cynthia Spencer Hospice, MacIntyre and Willen Hospice, charities close to our heart," said Simon Long, Managing Partner at Franklins Solicitors LLP.
With the close of the 2019 challenge, Franklins will be looking to announce the Franklins £50 Challenge for 2020 soon.
The Franklins £50 Challenge is a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to support local charities and to encourage teamwork and competition. The challenge provides the perfect platform to promote your business and gives you a chance to network with other participating companies. It also helps to enhance your business profile as you engage with your suppliers and customers during the challenge. If you would like to register a team for The Franklins £50 Challenge 2020 or want to find out more about what is involved, please visit contact Jodie Commercial on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01908 660966.