Specialists in palliative care

Charity Challenge

After its success in 2023, St John’s Hospice is excited to once again invite the business community to become part of our supporter family through our 50-50-500 Charity Challenge.

Here at St John’s, we are your local hospice providing palliative care and support for patients and their families throughout the South Lakes, North Lancashire and parts of North Yorkshire. We are proud to say that our patients will never be charged for the services we provide; however, this does not mean that the services are without cost.

On the 1st of April 2024 St John’s will, be starting our 50-50-500 Charity Challenge where we are asking 50 local businesses or groups, over 50 days to raise a minimum of £500 each to support their hospice.
St John's Hospice 50-50-500 Charity Challenge logo

Where will the Charity Challenge take your business?

Not only has St John’s as a charity seen a huge positive impact from this initiative, so have the businesses that got involved. Teams have seen a boost in morale, it has broken down barriers within workplaces, encouraged team building in ways they haven’t done before and enables you to test out new ideas and engage is Corporate Social Responsibility alongside standing out from the crowd when recruiting!

It’s up to you and your team to come up with ingenious ways to raise funds and showcase your business acumen through fundraising activities. But you won’t be on your own – throughout the Charity Challenge you’ll be supported by your own personal St John’s fundraising team member.

The Challenge in 2023…

In the initiatives first year business of all shapes and sizes, with and without connection to St John’s were welcomed to the team for a season of competitive fundraising. They each had the opportunity to make a real difference and they did just that. From cocktails to raffles, quiz nights to cake sales with a lot of running and cycling along the way!

After a brilliant 50+ days of fundraising efforts, Friday 28th July saw a special Celebration Event hosted by the St John’s team at our very own Courtyard Café. We were able to bring the challenge to a close and award prizes to those teams that had gone the extra mile in their support of the hospice.

Fundraiser Lily Knight announced the fundraising total to be a HUGE️ £35,442.73. This total will make a huge impact in the vital care and services we provide to the local community.

“We loved the Charity Challenge! As sales people, once the competition was set we really wanted to win and in turn support the hospice. The whole centre got involved and it created a huge buzz in the office!”

– Lancaster EE
Charity Challenge Shield Winners 2023
“When we found out about the 50-50-500 Charity Challenge it was a complete ‘no brainer’ for Lancaster BID to be involved. We see the challenge as a great way for businesses of all sizes to come together to raise money for an organisation doing fantastic work within our local community”

– Tony Johnson Lancaster BID Manager

Want to know more? Let's grab a coffee!

The team would love to invite you to our Courtyard Café or come out and visit your workplace for an informal chat to discuss the Charity Challenge.

If you would like to know more or to sign up to the challenge please fill in the form below or email – [email protected]. Alternatively please call the Fundraising Office on 01524 382538 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm).

Charity Challenge Interest Form

Please complete this form to let us know you are interested in joining the 50-50-500 Charity Challenge.

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