Local organisations help turn £50 into thousands for this year’s LOROS Accumulator Challenge

Published on 7th July 2017

Local organisations from across the city and county have helped raise more than £20,000 for LOROS by taking part in this year’s Accumulator Challenge.

Each of the 21 teams were given three months to see how far they could grow £50, in as many fun and innovative but legal, ways as possible.

It was announced at the LOROS Accumulator Challenge 2017 Awards Evening on Thursday night that the groups had collectively helped raise a grand total of £23,536 for the Hospice.

Magdalena Korytkowska, Partnership Development Lead at LOROS said: “We are delighted to announce that 21 teams have successfully completed this year’s challenge raising in excess of £23,000 between them.

“Our groups came up with some great ideas to make the most profit from the £50 stake, with their activities ranging from tool sales, themed breakfasts and ‘eat-a-thons’, to creating a musical medley for sharing with global colleagues.”

Patient Janet Cave, who attended the Drop-in Sessions at LOROS, revealed the grand total during the awards ceremony, which was held at the King Richard III Visitor’s Centre.

Three Awards were presented during the evening and the winners were selected by three independent judges, LOROS Day Therapy patient, Shirley Fagernes, LOROS Day Therapy Manager, Janet Manuel and LOROS Fundraising Volunteer Teresa Walton.

‘The Most Innovative Idea’ was awarded to Coventry Building Society, in Leicester, for organising a number of fun events for their customers, including their ‘toilet roll tombola’.

British Gas National Distribution Centre, won the award for ‘The Most Engaging Challenge’, with their team, which was made up of just four people, managing to organise a grand total 22 separate fundraising events during the three months.

The British Gas group also won the award for ‘The Most Money Raised’, after turning their £50 into a huge £5,138.08.

Other teams that took part included, Cadent - Data Assurance, GI Solutions, Highcross Leicester, three branches of Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, MJ’S Events, six teams from PepsiCo, Ramada Encore, Red Rock Partnership, Regent College, Scouts Group 33rd /65th Leicester, Team Charlie and Tokio Marine HCC.

“The LOROS Accumulator Challenge is a great way for students, groups, businesses and individuals to get involved and use their creative and organisational skills to raise funds for our Hospice,” added Magda.

"We'd like to say a massive thank you to every single person who took part in this year’s event and who has helped us to continue providing free, high-quality, compassionate care for over 2,500 people across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.”

Also speaking on the night was Joy Mardsen, who is an award winning international motivational success speaker and author.

Plans are already in place for next year’s event. If you, your organisation or company would like to be part of something amazing and take part, then contact Magda by calling (0116) 231 8431 or emailing MagdalenaKorytkowska@loros.co.uk

Visit our gallery to see photos from the event

Images courtesy of Ambrose Musiyiwa, Civic Leicester.

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