Businesses challenged to make £20 grow for the RUH

By Ben Carey on 22 July, 2020

Businesses in Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire are invited to take part in the Make it Grow Corporate Challenge to raise funds for the Royal United Hospitals (RUH) Bath.

Organised by The Forever Friends Appeal, the challenge will run from Thursday 1st October 2020 to Sunday 31st January 2021 and companies are invited to sign up now.

Patsy Gould, Corporate Officer at The Forever Friends Appeal, said, “We were lucky to work with 17 businesses last year. It proved to be a great way for colleagues to work together and have fun whilst raising funds to support our local hospital. We look forward to welcoming more businesses this year.

“The concept is simple – we will give every company a starter fund of £20 and the aim is to make that amount grow more than any other company who is taking part. We’ve also introduced a new virtual element to the challenge as many people continue to work from home, so colleagues can work together both in and out of the office.”

Participating businesses will also have the option to donate their funds to a specific area in the hospital if their colleagues have a special connection with a ward or department.

Sarah Williams, Sales and Marketing Executive at Trowbridge Ford, took part in the challenge last year.

She said, “We have had lots of fun taking part in the challenge, coming up with ideas and running a variety of events that brought the community together. It was very rewarding and knowing the money we have raised has gone to help those that need it most has given us a warm fuzzy feeling inside.”

Businesses who would like to take part in the challenge will need to sign up on the charity’s website by Thursday 1st October. All participants will receive a free fundraising pack full of resources, tips and ideas on how they can make their £20 grow.

To sign up and for more information about the Make it Grow Corporate Challenge please visit the charity’s website.

Pictured: Sarah Williams and the team at Trowbridge Ford, took part in the challenge last year.