Success of £50 Challenge

Last week, we held a special evening to say thank you to companies across Sussex who took part in this year’s £50 challenge to raise vital funds for the hospice.

Chestnut Tree House hospice
Chestnut Tree House hospice

The £50 challenge has been running since 2011, and works by us giving businesses £50 each to start their own fundraising activities.

Over the course of four months, the companies have to come up with fundraising ideas to grow that money into even more to help us to continue to provide care for the children and families who need us.

We are always amazed at the innovative ways people turn £50 into hundreds, or even thousands of pounds. Often, it is the simplest of ideas which are the most effective.

Last year 30 companies took part and raised nearly £16,000 which was absolutely amazing!

We always get great feedback from the businesses who take part, and they often tell us what a great challenge it was because it brought people across the organisation together.

Our thank you evening was a chance to hear all about how this year’s challenge went and give the supporters a tour of our children’s hospice to see exactly where the money they have raised will be spent.

If you are interested in taking part in the £50 challenge, please contact the fundraising team on 01903 871846.