£50 Challenge Awards Evening

£50 Challenge Awards Evening

  Published to Other News on Feb 19, 2019

At the end of January, we held our celebration to mark the end of another £50 Challenge!

The 2018 challenge was the first one we decided to run over 3 months instead of just one moth, which allowed our competitors to spend more time on their activities and to use exciting holidays and events such as Halloween, Bonfire Night and Christmas to enhance their fundraising. A massive thanks to Grosvenor Casino in Bolton for putting on a great evening as well as a fabulous spread for our very deserving challengers!

The 2018 winners were The Cunningham Family who raised £2,600 over the period through organising a sponsored swim for 100 children aged between 2 and 13 years.  The incredible swimmers smashed the target and swam a whopping 57,500 metres between them which is roughly the direct distance between Bolton and Lancaster! The family also put on a Christmas Fair, a raffle, kids Sand Art sessions, Christmas Jumper Day, sale of home made Christmas cards and the sale of jewellery and light bottles. Well done to you all!

The award for the Most Sporty Team was the Berry Family (a.k.a the Berry Kind Bunch) who introduced a firework safety competition at a local school to keep them safe, 5 family members took on a 24 hour treadmill challenge totaling 105 miles, the Berry children made key rings and bookmarks to sell on their car boot, held a coffee morning and table top sale, Tracey ran the Kawop 5k and 3 year old Jayden ran the Halloween mile in 19 minutes and 27 seconds and hit his £50 target on his Just Giving page. Jayden also collected 20 pence pieces in Smarties tubes to make the hospice rose! The family did an amazing job of raising £385.53 for the hospice!

The final award for the Most Creative Team were Donnelly Bentley (a.k.a #TeamDB) who were close to claiming the top fundraiser prize but narrowly missed out raising £2,350. They organised tuck shops, knitted Christmas chocolate oranges (we concluded that knitting is definitely a sport this year!) cake sale, a raffle and lovely lunches for the team.

Total raised £2350

Clive Christian

Held “Wednesday Pie Day Lunches’ including a Christmas themed version in December where they served bratwurst, hot chocolate and mulled cider, a Silent Auction, football cards, dress down days and Jolly jumper day, December bake sale and they utilised their off cuts of timber to create solid oak chopping boards.

Total raised £1489.91

Stateside Foods

Christmas themed cake sale, car wash, guess the number of sweets in the sweet jar, football fundraising cards, christmas raffle and Guess the Teddy’s name.

Total raised £1823.70

DW Gym

Sponsored spin-a-thons - sounds very painful!

Total raised £552.70

Marlborough Fund Managers

Tim Slymon ran his first ever marathon at The Yorkshire marathon, Jo Williams and her son Hiked The Pike , they organised Bag it for Bolton Hospice donating 23 bags to our shops, sold Christmas cards, scavenger hunt, dress down days, took part in jolly jumper day and held a book sale!

Total raised £1981.70

Westhoughton High School

Sold sweet cones and raffle tickets for Christmas hampers and on their last day of term they held a staff Christmas jumper day.

Total raised £677.56

The Ainsworth Arms

Used the £50 to purchase discounted barrels from Northern Monkey and Blackedge Brewery and the sale of pints from those generated £250!

Total raised £250


Held a Christmas gift wrapping service!

Total raised £306.41

NHS Business Services Authority

Organised a staff Christmas fair with stalls, tombolas and raffles, organised a bag it for Bolton Hospice and 2 members of staff signed up to the Bolton Hospice lottery

Total Raised £1919.40

Miller Goodall

Held a Quiz night at Astley Bridge Cricket club and donated 96 bags of unwanted items to our shops.

Total raised £893.31

Well done to all our challengers....they collectively raised £15,230.22! 

If you are interested in taking part in the 2019 £50 Challenge, please get in touch with Kathryn on communityfundraiser@boltonhopsice.org for more information about the challenge and how it works!

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