The Challenge is On – Banbury Invites All to Step Up
The Katharine House Accumulator Challenge, a celebrated local initiative in Banbury, has opened its gates for yet another year of competition and camaraderie. Local community groups, schools, and businesses are now presented with an opportunity to face-off in a friendly challenge while contributing to a noble cause.
A Stroll Down Memory Lane – The Accumulator Challenge Legacy
Since its inception in 2014, organised originally by Karcher, the Accumulator Challenge has proven to be a roaring success. It has managed to pool an impressive sum of over £93,000 for Katharine House, contributing significantly to their noble mission.
Setting Sights Higher – The 2023 Challenge
This year, the Accumulator Challenge is striving for greater heights. With sponsorship by the Banbury Chamber of Commerce, and stewardship by the tireless fundraising team at Katharine House Hospice, expectations are that this year’s event will outdo its predecessors.
How It Works – The Spirit of Entrepreneurship
With a starting kitty of £50 provided on October 16, each participating team is challenged to raise as much money as possible within a four-month timeframe. The true spirit of entrepreneurship is tested as teams resort to innovative and exciting ways to augment their initial amount.
Graf UK – A Testament to Creativity
Take for example Graf UK, who in 2019/2020 managed to raise nearly £7,500, leveraging some rather ingenious techniques. Their journey began with a staff pub quiz and a German Christmas Market hosted at their Banbury office, leading to the launch of The Great Graf Expedition. This grand tour involved two of their employees traversing all GRAF locations across Europe in a vintage 1994 VW Golf, all the while raising money for the cause.
The Accumulator Challenge – Beyond Fundraising
Callum Vance-Poole, a proud member of the Graf UK team, vouched for the challenge’s transformative effects. He shared how it encourages participants to think creatively about fundraising, and how it has the potential to unify teams and businesses while supporting a local charity. This sentiment perfectly encapsulates the ethos of the Accumulator Challenge – a platform for growth, unity, and altruism.
Join Now – Spaces are Limited
The organisers of the Accumulator Challenge have set a cap of 20 teams this year. If you are part of a business, school, or community group in Banbury and wish to experience the thrill and fulfilment of the Challenge, sign up now!
Katharine House Hospice – A Pillar of Strength
Founded in 1991, Katharine House Hospice has been a pillar of support for people and families grappling with incurable illnesses. Last year alone, they cared for around 800 people in the local community, extending their services across a population of 176,000 in north Oxfordshire and south Northamptonshire.
The Comprehensive Care Model
Katharine House offers a comprehensive care model that ensures people receive support at all stages. This includes care at the hospice, in their own homes, in care homes, and in partnership with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at the Horton hospital.
The Role of The Accumulator Challenge
The funds raised through the Accumulator Challenge go a long way in supporting Katharine House Hospice’s remarkable efforts. Every pound, every bit of support, empowers them to extend their services further, and make a profound difference in people’s lives.
To learn more about the Accumulator Challenge or to register your team, visit www.khh.org.uk/accumulator. If you’d like to know more about Katharine House Hospice, their fundraising initiatives, or wish to support them in any other way, you may contact Karen Welsh, Head of Marketing at Katharine House Hospice.
The Accumulator Challenge is more than just a fundraising campaign. It’s a testament to the spirit of the community, a celebration of creativity, and a beacon of solidarity in support of Katharine House Hospice’s crucial work. So, Banbury, the question is – are you ready to rise to the challenge?
Frequently Asked Questions:
- What is the Katharine House Accumulator Challenge?
The Katharine House Accumulator Challenge is a fundraising event where community groups, schools, and businesses are given £50 and challenged to raise as much money as possible in four months.
- How can one participate in the Accumulator Challenge?
You can register your team for the Accumulator Challenge on Katharine House Hospice’s official website. Spaces are limited to 20 teams, so hurry!
- Where do the funds raised from the Accumulator Challenge go?
All funds raised from the Accumulator Challenge go directly to Katharine House Hospice, aiding their efforts to support individuals and families dealing with incurable illnesses.
- How can I support Katharine House Hospice?
You can support Katharine House Hospice by participating in the Accumulator Challenge, making a direct donation, or by volunteering your time and skills.