Schools and businesses in Banbury have raised more than £10,000 for charity through the Karcher Accumulator Challenge.
Each team was given a £50 start-up fund by Karcher with the aim of raising as much money as possible for Katharine House Hospice. The awards ceremony was held at the Great Barn in Aynho on January 29, and was attended by the Katharine House chief executive Jane Miles and Neil Gadsby, chairman.
Business students from Banbury and Bicester College scooped four awards after they raised more than £3,000, with businesses such as Brethertons, Cameo Consultancy and A-Plan Insurance also combining to raise funds for the charity.
Steph McNeil, lead business teacher at Banbury and Bicester College, said: “I cannot express how proud I am of the students and of the college; not only in what they achieved for Katharine House Hospice, but how professionally and confidently they have been in the way they conducted themselves at the awards ceremony.”
The amount raised will be able to provide flowers for the hospice for seven years, and pay for a clinical nurse specialist for 84 days.