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The St Ann's Hospice Accumulator Challenge 2018..

Can you rise to the ultimate corporate challenge?

The Accumulator Challenge is back for 2018! Do you have what it takes to compete with local businesses to raise the most money and become The Ultimate Accumulator? We’re challenging your corporate team to grow £100 into as much money as you can this October. If you’re up for the challenge, you could be crowned The Ultimate Accumulator or win the prize of The Ultimate Innovator with the most innovative idea. How does it work? Apart from keeping it legal – the only limit is your imagination! We’re on hand to answer any questions that you might have, and you’ll also receive expert support and guidance from Manchester University Business School. You’ll be invited to a launch event in September, where you’ll be given your initial £100 investment and have the chance to hear what other teams have planned – if they’re willing to share! In November, we’ll celebrate all the fundraising successes with you at our awards event, where we will be awarding prizes and crowning one team The Ultimate Accumulator. The challenge offers a great team building opportunity, as well as an opportunity for competitive colleagues to put their ideas to the test.
 We really enjoyed being involved in the Accumulator challenge last year. It was a great way to raise awareness for St Ann’s Hospice around the office and spark some original fundraising ideas and teamwork! We look forward to thinking of more creative ideas this year and raising money for a brilliant local charity! Jon Walters, Eversheds Sutherland, Accumulator Challenge runners-up 2017 
Here’s a few top tips on how your team can be successful at the Accumulator Challenge:
  • Get active and organise a sports day! Hire out a sports hall with the money, and charge people to take part or watch.
  • As the Accumulator Challenge takes place in October, why not embrace the Halloween theme! Have a fancy dress day in the office or throw a Halloween themed party.
  • Plan lots of fun and varied events throughout the month. This brings in more sponsorship money and it’s a great way to bond as a team.
  • Try something new to keep your organisation engaged. It doesn’t have to be complicated, it just has to be fun!
All the money you accumulate will help St Ann’s continue to provide care to the thousands of local patients and their families we support each year. Do you think you can rise to the ultimate corporate challenge and raise important funds for St Ann’s? Register your interest now by registering below or calling 0161 498 3631 or emailing