You have £50 and 50 days… how much can you raise?

Local businesses are being challenged to put their imagination and innovation to the test in a new fundraiser for Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice.

The £50 Challenge – launched to mark the introduction of the new £50 polymer note next month – asks individuals and teams to grow their initial investment into as much money as possible using creative and entrepreneurial skills.

All proceeds raised will support the charity to provide specialist care for patients in the hospice’s Inpatient Unit and in people’s own homes.

Hospice Corporate Fundraising Manager Natalia Keene said: “We are delighted to invite you to take part in the £50 Challenge and can’t wait to see all the innovative ideas people come up with to raise vital funds for John Taylor Hospice. With lockdown now easing, and more of us heading back to the office, this challenge is a good way to get the team back together and support a great cause too.

“If you have new team members then the £50 Challenge could be a fun ice-breaking and networking activity. It’s also a way to inject some fun into your workplace, to engage your team, and spark conversations and new ideas. We’re here to support with ideas to get you off to a flying start, and we’d love to have you on board!”

For more information contact Natalia Keene (pictured)at John Taylor Hospice at

Corporate Fundraising Manager Natalia Keene

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