Great Success in the Towergate Challenge
26th September 2012
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Fifty businesses took part in the St Nicholas Hospice challenge of converting £50 into as much money as possible. Jacobs Allen raised £9,477 to win the overall challenge. St Nicholas Hospice presented the awards on Tuesday 25th September at The West Wing, Ickworth House. Paul Donno received the award on behalf of Jacobs Allen from Tom Pellereau the winner of the 2011 Apprentice. Paul Donno said “we had some fantastic partners helping us to raise these much needed funds, some very generous people donated to our fundraising and our staff that helped in their own time. Like all good businesses we had a plan and a goal that we stuck to and we are very pleased with the outcome” Paul is no stranger to winning this award. Before merging his accountancy practice with Jacobs Allen in March of this year, his company won the award in 2010 raising £2,500 for the Hospice with Curve Motion winning in 2011. Running a successful campaign does require some great partnerships and calling in some favours. Without the help of the following people this amount of money could never have been raised. Elaine Carr – The Best of Haverhill for organising the Haverhill Charity Race Night Bid 4 Bury – for organising the Ready Steady Cook Competition St Edmundsbury – for granting the street collection licence on Bank Holiday Monday Barclays Bank – for letting us use their new building and match funding the Charity Wine evening. Mike Sarson – TW Gaze LLP for being an entertaining Auctioneer C2C Wines – fantastic wine tasting and generous donations Louise Mackrill – providing the catering at cost and auction prize Days Inn Haverhill – great venue and great staff for the Race Night Folding Tables UK – lending us the tables for the wine tasting evening Fir Tree Technology – Lending us their Van Unitarian Church Bury St Edmunds – providing 30 chairs for the Wine Tasting Thady Senior – promotional items and flyers for the evenings Katie Donno – Best raffle girl and horse sales Jade Donno – Busking Very generous auction and raffle prizes Staff that gave up their time. St Nicholas Hospice rely on donations and the centre needs £10,000 per day to function. This challenge is just one of many fundraising initiatives that the hospice has and if your business would like to help raise funds for the Hospice please contact their fundraising team on 01284 766133.

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