£100 Business Challenge
1st June – 29th October 2021
Join the 2021 Beaverbrook £100 Business Challenge in aid of Oakhaven Hospice
The Beaverbrook Foundation has kindly supported our £100 challenge since 2015, inspiring local businesses and organisations to raise funds that enable us to extend our care and support into homes throughout the New Forest, Totton and Waterside community.
Can your business turn £100 into much, much more?
How the £100 Business Challenge works
Your team will receive £100 from the Beaverbrook Foundation, and then over the five-month period 1st June – 29th October, we challenge your team to increase this through fundraising to support the work of Oakhaven Hospice.
A fantastic team-building opportunity!
As well as raising much-needed funds for Oakhaven Hospice, the £100 Business Challenge brings a number of great benefits for your organisation, such as team building opportunities. In these challenging times, this could be a great way to unite your colleagues and as restrictions ease gives everyone the freedom to work together and have some fun.
Supporting a local charity has been proven to motivate employees, gain you respect in the community and customer retention. In addition, you’ll benefit from publicity and positive PR for your business and commitment to your Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
You can also be assured that the money you raise will be helping people living and working in our community who need our help and support when they need it most.
Business fundraising for Oakhaven Hospice
How you choose to fundraise is up to you - as long as it’s ethical and legal! Suggestions include dress-down days, cake sales, raffles, sponsored walks, office sweepstakes…or you could enter individuals or a team into organised events such as the adventure-seeking Tough Mudder!
A range of fundraising merchandise will be available, including banners, t-shirts, bunting and collection pots, and we will share your efforts on our website and social media.
Our dedicated Community and Corporate Fundraiser will be at the end of the phone and email to encourage your business throughout the five-month challenge and to help with ideas.
Save the date! Challenge Awards on 4 November
To celebrate the end of the challenge we will be holding an Awards Lunch event on 4th November 2021, where we will announce the winners of the £100 Challenge.
Businesses of all sizes will be taking part in the challenge and there will be awards presented for different categories – including the most imaginative fundraising and greatest team spirit. The awards event will be a great opportunity to meet the other businesses taking part.
Will your team walk away with this year’s £100 Business Challenge crown? Get in touch today….
“We have supported Oakhaven Hospice as a company over many years and in the last 4 years have entered the £100 Challenge. Last year we raised funds by holding one 'Jail and Bail' event, where Phil Morrell was arrested for his extended absence from the Company by Sally Samways (HGV driver) and taken to Oakhaven where he mixed with the inmates and was served the kitchen special. We would like to thank our customers and employees who helped support this event in raising £3,000.” Paula Wiltshire, New Milton Sand and Ballast
“The £100 Challenge brought our employees together to work as a team. Everyone worked towards making as much money for Oakhaven as possible. It was also a welcome break from the day-to-day work routine and helped get people thinking outside of the box. It went considerably better than expected and was good fun along the way”. Tom Sexton, Meadens Skoda
How to sign up to participate in the £100 Challenge
Contact our Community and Corporate Fundraiser on 07765617574 or firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch using the contact form below by the 1st June 2021.
A selection of our £100 Business Challengers in 2019
Beaulieu Palace House
Chris Morley & June Harley-Fedra, the school room maid produced lavender bags from the garden and sold them in the gift shop. Raising a fantastic £362.40
Diamond and Sons Lymington
Sally Lawner & colleague Helen held a coffee morning which raised £210
Hythe and Waterside Lettings
Zoe Arnold and her colleagues got baking and raised £171 from a cake sale held at the office
Scott, Mark and the team at Kew Electrical raised a generous £362.10 from a collection bucket in the shop.
Peter Cooper Removals
Jill, Peter and the team asked for an optional donation on all their quotations and raised a fantastic £1400.
Connections with the Community Trophy
Caroline and her colleagues at this community owned shop, which aims to be as sustainable as it can in supporting local people and businesses. This community came together and raised a staggering £1360 for the £100 challenge.
Dr Jan Swallow
Wackiest Idea Trophy
Our first medical and co-founder Dr Jan Swallow took to the skies to raise a staggering £4,000 for Oakhaven. Her commitment to the hospice is wonderful and taking on this challenge for her 85th birthday is remarkable. Thank you!
Meadens Skoda, Brockenhurst
Most innovative Fundraiser Trophy
Tom and his team got really busy, they began by using the £100 to buy a car. Using their skills they worked their magic on it in their workshop, selling it to make a profit. They then in true innoviative style bought another car and did it again. By repeating this process a few times they managed raise a whopping £2327.
Rob Barras ran training courses and instead of charging asked for donations. Along with a tribute night at the Royal British Legion and Prom Night car hire in his Aston Martin, raised an amazing £1069.