Leigh Market accepts the Corporate Challenge

27 June 2017

LEIGH Market has become the first workplace to accept our Corporate Challenge to turn £50 into much more.

Leigh Market accepts the Corporate Challenge

A group of stallholders from the market have clubbed together to create one fundraising team with the aim of raising the most money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice and being crowned Corporate Challenge Champion 2017.

Those businesses that sign up for the Corporate Challenge will be given a crisp £50 note and asked to come up with innovative and creative ways of turning it into much more for the hospice.

Leading the efforts of Leigh Market are Kathryn Holt, 47, the owner of Café Central and Colette Baldwin, the owner of Listers Butchers. They already have ten stallholders signed up to their team and are hoping more will join in.

"I went around the market telling people about the Corporate Challenge and loads of people were up for it," said Kathryn. "I'll be giving each stall that takes part a collecting tin and once it's full they'll get a certificate showing how much they've raised. It'll be like a mini competition between all the stalls too so we'll get money coming in.

Colette Baldwin, 51, said: "We are running a book stall at the moment so we're putting the money raised from that towards the Corporate Challenge. We'll be running tombola, selling football cards and my son is doing Ironman UK so we'll be running a competition to guess how long it takes him to finish.
"We are excited about it, we like the challenge and we have got until October so we'll keep on raising money as long as we can."

Businesses which sign up have until Tuesday, October 31st to complete the challenge. To celebrate the end of the challenge an awards ceremony will be held in November when the team which has raised the most will be announced as the winners of the Corporate Challenge 2017.

There will also be awards for Best Event, Best Male, Best Female, Innovation, LOL Award (for the activity which made the judges laugh out loud), Rising Star, Team Spirit and Fundraiser of the Year.

To sign up for the Corporate Challenge businesses should contact: m.armstrong@wlh.org.uk or call the fundraising team at the hospice on 01942 525566.

Wigan and Leigh Hospice cares for over 1,000 people from the Borough with a life-limiting illness every year. It also supports those people important to our patients.


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