Big Wigs Challenge 2011
10th May 2011
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The Sue Ryder Big Wigs Business Challenge


October 2011 – February 2012


The Big Wigs Business Challenge is in its sixth year, it is an established corporate challenge which is a rewarding, cost effective personal development and team building tool.  

Grow a £50 note

The aim of the challenge is simple. On Thursday September 15th we will give you a £50.00 note. 

Your challenge is to make it grow as much as possible, over four months.


A team at Oracle Corporation took on the Big Wigs Business Challenge when they became aware of the fantastic services that Sue Ryder provides for people with life limiting conditions including Cancer. “We felt the Big Wigs Business Challenge was the perfect avenue to have fun while adding as much value to a charity that is very close to our hearts. Our goal is to highlight the wonderful work Sue Ryder do whilst obtaining as much funding as possible to ensure more people can benefit from such assistance during their time of need.”


The Fine & Country offices organised cake bakes, along with an impressive black tie Ball at the Hilton Hotel in Reading. Amanda Evans “The Big Wigs Business Challenge was a fun way of raising money and encouraged team work in our two offices. Sue Ryder is an amazing charity which needs all the support it can get.”


Four Awards to be won

There are Four Awards to be won which will be presented on Thursday 16th February 2012 at the Hotel Du Vin, Henley.  These include Charity Entrepreneur of the Year, for the company or individual who raises the most; The Most Innovative Idea Award, The Most Inspiring Individual Award and The Teamwork Award. 


Frances Harputlu from Zurich, took to the skies for a sponsored Tandem Skydive for Big Wigs. “I am so glad to be part of the Big Wigs Business Challenge for Sue Ryder. I doubt I would ever have participated in a sky dive if it hadn't been as part of this Challenge, so it’s not only an achievement in terms of the money we raised, but for me, personally, as well. Knowing there were so many people behind me made the jump an easy one.”



Put your thinking caps on and come and join us


Phil Chappell of the Best of Henley, agreed to cycle from London to Paris as part of the 2010 Big Wigs Business Challenge. “The ride was one of the best experiences of my life and to finish under the Eiffel Tower was tremendous.”


Enter Big Wigs and we will support you every step of the way by providing you with: 

A £50 note

Marketing tools

Fundraising support and advice 

Workshops for teams to develop their team building and fundraising skills which will be hosted by top business mentors and coaches.

Monthly Fundraising e-newsletters and leader boards

Press coverage and support during your events

Post challenge celebrations 


Sign up today: 01491 641221 / 

About the Author

Gill and Phil C

Member since: 9th July 2012

Hi, We are Phil and Gill Chappell. We own the Best of Henley-on-Thames. We live in Henley so would love to hear your views and opinions about all things Henley.

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