Members of our team rose to a charity challenge to raise hundreds of pounds for local hospices.
Staff raised a total of £550 in the “Accumulator Charity Challenge” in aid of two charities – Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People and LOROS hospice care for Leicestershire and Rutland.
Word Association was one of 100 companies which volunteered to take part in the annual challenge to “be nifty with a fifty”.
The challenge involved giving each team £50 and asking them to use the cash in some way over three months to generate even more money for the charities.
Our team decided to buy 100 Smarties tubes which, along with their friends and family, they filled with their spare change over the course of the challenge time period.
They collected a total of £550, which has now been split between the two charities to support their work helping children and adults with life-limiting illnesses.
Mark Thomas, Chief Executive of Word Association, said: “The Accumulator Challenge has been a fun way to help two excellent causes. I was amazed at how much money all our spare change added up to.
“It has helped strengthen team spirit and boosted morale, as we all pulled together to come up with a novel way of raising funds and then dug deep to bring in the cash.”
Word, which celebrates its 21st anniversary this year, specialises in the public and charity sectors.
Rainbows, based in Loughborough, is the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people, offering care and support to life-limited children and their families.
LOROS (the Leicestershire and Rutland Organisation for the Relief of Suffering), based in Leicester, provides palliative care and support to patients aged 18 and over.