Ready, set… GO! Barnsley Hospice Accumulator Challenge is on for February
February 1st marks the start of the Barnsley Hospice Accumulator Challenge, with 24 Barnsley businesses battling to grab first prize.
Corporate Fundraiser Simon AKA "Lord Sweetener" has thrown down an Apprentice style challenge for them to turn £29 into as much money as possible during the 29 days of February, and walk away as champions.
The businesses are being encouraged to think creatively to multiply the money, and prizes will be awarded to the team that makes the most profit, and the team with the most innovative fundraising idea.
Dearne FM will be following each teams progress and let you know what fun they are getting up to in the name of enterprise!
Meet the contestants!
Hair Revolution - Towncentre
Lee and the team are baking up a storm, pop in to sample the sweet treats, just don't mention his "soggy bottom"
XPO Logistics - Grimethorpe
An event everyday in Feb - 29 different events all raising money for Barnsley Hospice at their site in Grimethorpe. From a raffle for a 25th anniversary Gin to footy cards, water or wine, bake sale and guess Lord Sweetener's favourite film. WOW a busy month for XPO Logistics!
Churchfield Vets - Towncentre
Churchfield Vets will be selling "Doggy Bandanas" and "Doggy Bow Ties" in Barnsley Hospice colours as shown by the lovely doggy models.
There is also a "Naughty but Nice Hamper" to win, that's booze and chocolates to us! pop in and guess how many orange Hospice balloons to win.
WebHelp - 2 Teams Manvers and Sheffield sites
The Dearne Valley team are on it, there is Name the Bear, Footy Cards, Bake Sale a much needed sponsored silence for one of the bosses! There'll be a Valentines Love Wall for any romantic messages and the last Friday in the month will be an Orange Day. Good luck!
Barnsley College - Towncentre
Rescued a dog from the Science Skip for `Name The Dog` competition
- Robotic Dog!! (No actual dog was hurt in this process!!!!) 😆
Ran a Valentine Chocolate Hamper raffle
Tea & Coffee pop up cafe
Aaaaand the `POLICE` are after Tutors - all will be explained!
Hargreaves Industrial - Royston
The 5 different departments are competing to raise the most cash for Barnsley Hospice, it's all top secret between the teams still but there is a Charity Car Wash this Friday.
Ison Harrison Solicitors - Towncentre
Tue 11th Feb, they'll be busy making delicious cakes and savouries and selling them to local business contacts for only 50p!
Tue 25th Feb, Bargain Hunt, Barnsley Hospice Style - They'll be heading over to the nearest Barnsley Hospice Shop to hunt out some bargains to sell for a profit!
Marshmallow Blends - The Arcade
Shops in the Arcade, (towncentre) and Wombwell, BOTH have a big Hospice Sweet Stall right in front of the till area! So customers can not miss it!!!
Pop in and treat yourself!
Horizon Community College - Year 8
Mr Irving and his Ambassadors have got together in their Boardroom!
They`ll be Project Managing... Guess the amount of jelly beans in the jar, football tournament, and a car wash!
Little & Large - Private Fundraisers
The 24 hour treadathon was amazing, and they made it, well done!
Thu 20th Feb at Higham Cricket Club - RACE NIGHT
Sat 29th 12 -4pm at New Lodge WMC - FAMILY DISCO Disco, Family games n fun, raffles, tombolas - Fun for all the family!!!!
Minx Consulting - Deepcar
Barnsley Norse - Redbrook
Steph, Lisa and the Gang have gone Cookie Crazy, they've invested the £29 in cookies and have simply double chocolate chipped their money!!
Victoria Medical Centre - West Barnsley
2018 winners Kicked off their tilt for the title with a BRILLIANT Fun Entertainment night over the weekend!
2 amazing Bands - Debut for `Riptides` PLUS the amazing `BoomTarn`
Also Close Up Magician plus raffles `n` Tombola - GREAT start to their Challenge!!
John's facing a "No Shave Challenge" for the month of Feb, and it's all in aid of Barnsley Hospice!
Barnsley Bowl - Carlton
They'll be hosting raffles, selling sweets and cakes from their bake sale. Pop in to see them to get involved. Well done to Erica for raising extra money for Barnsley Hospice by taking a cake to the face!!
The Closet Queen - The Arcade
Is having an AMAZING raffle with an AMAZING prize!! £5 a ticket for your chance to win the amazing prize that consists of...
£100 to spend in the brand new Closet Queen shop in the Arcade + makeover, (Hair `n` nails) + Claire will take you out for lunch too! - Find them on Facebook or pop in to the new shop.
Wynsor Shoes - Barnsley
Let the fundraising beGIN, Chris and the team are being very GINerous raffling off their Gin Hamper Gift Set for just £1 a go!
Kinetic - Dodworth
Sponsored walk around the beautiful village of Wentworth, now on on Sunday 23rd February.
Wentworth Garden Centre will have a collection box in their gift shop for a week or two.
They will also be holding a bake sale, raffle and a guess how many sweets are in the jar competition.
Sally`s Glitz & Glam
Raffle to be drawn at the end of the month for the amazing prize choice of : Wig worth £120, 100 Nano Extensions fitted, 2 hair pieces or 5 braids with Keira! All you have TOUPEE is £1 per ticket!!
The Darton Arrow Magazine
Joanne is offering 29 podcasts to 29 local businesses, all she wants in return is a donation to Barnsley Hospice! Get in touch to find out more
NPS Barnsley - Gateway Plaza
Bryn and the team at NPS have completed the Wombwell 8k sponsored run, well done all! They also have a charity football tournament, an office raffle and an office bake-off to make more profit.
Besides these, they’ve also got some smaller events, a wear it orange day in the office, as well as a 40 team football card every week and a guess the number of sweets in the jar.
Co-Op Funeral Care - Barnsley
Rose and the team are selling roses & personalised memorial candles, we also have a light a candle & leave a donation scheme, where people visiting can light a candle in someone's memory and leave a donation if they wish.
Sat 29th Feb - The more adventurous staff will be doing the Fire and Ice Challenge and adding their proceeds to the pot.
Co-Op Food Store - New Lodge
Sat 29th Feb the team will be serving Lenten Lunch at Holy Rood Church following their 10am mass in their church hall Co-Op staff will be serving refreshments and selling handmade craft items.
Special mention to Potters of Barnsley
Massive thanks to Craig and the team for donating Pork Pies and Sausage rolls to be sold in the Dearne FM office all for Barnsley Hospice!
Colleagues and their friends and family are taking part in a Coop's Cutest Pet Competition - they pay entry and they can win a professional pet photo shoot & certificate of cuteness!
So there we have it... THE CLASS OF 2020
The most kind, generous, innovative, entrepreneurial, creative minds ever to be brought together in the history of Barnsley Business!