Rossendale businesses raise thousands to celebrate Hospice’s anniversary
A group of Rossendale businesses successfully raised over £5,680 for Rossendale Hospice to mark its thirtieth anniversary. This year Rossendale Hospice is celebrating 30 years of providing specialist care to patients, and their families, with life-limiting conditions. To commemorate the anniversary the hospice worked with the Rossendale Hospice Corporate Ambassadors Group and invited local companies to get involved in its inaugural Business Challenge. As well as competing for the most funds raised, the businesses were competing for five other award categories.
The Business Challenge, which launched earlier this year, was sponsored by local accountants and business advisers Cassons, part of the Baldwins Group, which has supported the charity for the past four years. The Business Challenge Awards ceremony was kindly hosted by Valley at Work as part of the Rossendale Business Awards. Firms who pledged to take part in the Business Challenge were given a £50 investment fund and 10 weeks to raise as much money as they could for the hospice, using their entrepreneurial and team building skills.
The results of the Rossendale Hospice Business Challenge were announced at the Rossendale Business Awards on Wednesday 14 November.
The winners were
• Snapper & Hack, also known as Liz Henson Photography and Catherine Smyth Media,
won the Rossendale Free Press Award which was the official Rossendale Business award for engagement in CSR
• Rossendales Ltd won the Investment Champion category for the most amount raised
• Snapper & Hack won the #RossHospice Award, sponsored by Big Tank Promotions, for their use of social media
• Chic Boutique Travel won the the Innovator Award, sponsored by Keenan’s Estate Agent because of the innovative use of travel themed fundraising events
• HD Signs won the Community Conqueror Award because of the way they used their wider contacts and networks to raise funds, including a raffle
• Ivory Beau won the Tiny but Mighty Business Award which went to sole trader Jodie Bulling who used her customers, friends and family to raise as much as she could.
Thanks again to the businesses who took park in the Business Challenge, and thanks to every person who bought raffle tickets and cakes, dressed down and attended events to raise money for the hospice.