Chiks rack up £5k hospice funds
October 17, 2014
Chiks has raised over £5,000 for charity as part of its annual corporate challenge.
Staff at the firm’s Blackpool office have organised a flurry of events to raise the cash for Blackpool-based charities Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice.
Starting with an initial £50 fund, staff organised a series of events including a virtual silent auction, name the bear competition, coffee morning, football tournament and an 80s themed disco night.
The funds raised from the Trinity Hospice Corporate Challenge have been handed over to the two charities and will help provide palliative care to patients across Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre areas.
Chiks said: “This year’s corporate challenge has been a huge success with a number of events taking the initiative firm-wide. In true Bake-Off style we ran a ‘guess the cake weight’ competition and our directors’ ‘guess the baby’ competition was a great laugh.
“We more than doubled our £2,000 target and smashed the £1,500 we raised for Trinity Hospice last year. We’ve already started brainstorming ideas for next year’s challenge and are expecting it to be an even bigger success.”
Sian Ellis, fund raising assistant at Trinity Hospice, added: “To continue to do its great work Trinity Hospice relies heavily on the support of local businesses.
“Chiks’s fundraising drive has racked up a generous donation which will help terminally ill people in the Blackpool area and provide respite for poorly children and their families. We’re truly grateful and are looking forward to seeing what exciting events the firm comes up with next year.”
The Trinity Hospice provides end of life care to patients across the Fylde coast while Brian House Children’s Hospice creates a home from home environment for sick children and their families.