Warrington companies help raise money for charity

March 28, 2014 by  

Businesses from the Warrington region recently helped out the St. Rocco`s Hospice by taking up a challenge that Lord Alan Sugar would have been proud of. Many of the town’s organisations did the corporate challenge, with teams being given £50 and then having to find a way to turn that into more cash.

The teams started out with the money at the beginning of 2013, and 33 businesses were this year able to give back over £119,000 to the hospice. The teams managed to raise the cash through holding events to raise funds, which included raffles and bake sales. They also competed in the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the charity, along with entering the Starlight Walk, the Dragon Boat Race, and It’s a Knockout.

The Matron for St. Rocco`s said that she had been humbled by the companies’ generosity, along with their hard work.

Awards were handed out to those who made special efforts to raise money, with the title of individual champion going to Nicky Mitchell from Lloyds. The most innovative idea award went to the Capita team, while team of the year was Warrington Borough Council. Total Steel and Fabrications won overall, as it managed to raise a total of £13,757.75.

The money raised by the teams went towards building a communal area for the patients of the hospice and their families. Anyone raising money for charities locally may wish to take advantage of local printing companies in Warrington, by having promotional materials printed out to advertise their ventures.