Charity looks for bright sparks

Katharine House Hospice
Katharine House Hospice

Katharine House Hospice is calling all secondary schools, colleges and businesses to take part in the first ever Kärcher Accumulator Challenge.

Each team which signs up is given a £50 start-up fund and challenged to turn this into as much money as possible for Katharine House Hospice in Adderbury.

This aim of the challenge is to facilitate team building, young enterprise and encouraging creative, entrepreneurial thinking, while raising funds for the charity. The challenge starts in September and runs until December, when there will be a special awards ceremony at the hospice.

Helen Mariner, head of fundraising, said: “We are so excited about this brand new fundraiser and would like to thank Kärcher UK for sponsoring this challenge. We’ve already had a great response from local secondary schools and colleges and I’m sure it will be a real success.

“Whether you decide to use your £50 start-up fund for a sporting challenge, cake sales, quiz nights or a new phone app, every penny that you raise will make a tremendous difference to Katharine House Hospice.” Katharine House Hospice provides free care for a population of more than 140,000 in north Oxfordshire and parts of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire. The care offered includes in-patient care, a day hospice, care at home, care in the Horton General Hospital and bereavement support. It costs more than £3.3 million each year to provide the hospice service.

To sign up for the challenge, call 01295 812161 or e-mail