Business competition to help out ellenor hospice
June 21, 2016 by Gareth
The Accumulator Challenge has been set up to raise funds for ellenor hospice.
The idea behind the Accumulator Challenge is that companies should try to convert £50 into a larger sum of money. The proceeds will then be used to boost ellenor hospice, a charity that has undergone a recent brand change.
The Mayor for Tunbridge Wells, David Elliott, has provided the money to enable the contest to get off the ground. Councillor Elliott has nominated ellenor hospice as his special charity. Newsletter printing in Tunbridge Wells could be used for internal engagement by organisations which do well at the challenge.
Rachel Holweger, the Director for Fundraising at ellenor hospice, told Kent Online:
“We are so thankful to Cllr Elliott for supporting this initiative and investing a little of the amazing £25,000 he raised for us over the year to make even more funds to support families facing illness. He is creating a lasting legacy for ellenor from his year in office – which is an amazing thing to do.”
The launch of the initiative was hosted at a business club gathering connected with the hospice. This event took place within Tunbridge Wells. Matthew Sankey, an owner of a local business, accepted the challenge without hesitation. The hope is that the efforts made by the entrepreneurs who attended the day will result in extra play therapy for families being helped by the hospice.