Firms team up to raise £72,000

The challenge helped raise over �72,000 for the hospice. ANL-140210-132222001

The challenge helped raise over �72,000 for the hospice. ANL-140210-132222001

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Businesses that helped raise £72,000 for charity in a three-month challenge were recognised at an awards ceremony on Wednesday.

C2C Wines, of Halstead, took part in the Towergate Accumulator Challenge and was tasked with turning £50 into as much money as possible for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

At the presentation evening on Wednesday, it was announced that the 47 participating firms had raised £72,298 – smashing the £21,500 generated in 2013.

C2C raised £500 through a party, with drinks donated by suppliers.

Abby Mayes, corporate fundraiser at the hospice, said: “It’s been a busy but brilliant summer, packed with a range of unusual and ingenious fundraising.

“The imagination and level of commitment demonstrated by all the businesses involved has been impressive.

“To have raised more than £72,000 is staggering. Thank you to everyone who supported the challenge. These funds will help to support patients facing life-threatening illnesses and their families.”

Jacobs Allen accountants, of Bury and Haverhill, was the overall winner, raising more than £13,500.