Beaverbrook 30 for 30 Challenge
Join the Beaverbrook 30 for 30 Challenge in aid of Oakhaven Hospice
We are looking for 30 businesses to join our challenge to turn £100 into £1000 in celebration of the 30th year of Oakhaven Hospice. In total, we hope to raise £30,000.
Become one of our 30 businesses and you could benefit from PR opportunities, special corporate discounts and an award ceremony.
The Beaverbrook Foundation has kindly supported our business 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, through our Neighbours initiative.
Could your business turn £100 into £1,000?
Will you be one of 30 organisations helping us to raise £30,000?
The Beaverbrook 30 for 30 Challenge runs from May 2022 until March 2023.
Your team will receive £100 from the Beaverbrook Foundation to grow into a minimum of £1,000. Use your imagination to raise as much money as possible. At the end of the challenge there will be an Awards Ceremony to thank you for all your hard work.
What difference will we make?
All the money raised from the Beaverbrook 30 for 30 Challenge goes to our Oakhaven Neighbours Project which provides crucial support to our clients in their own homes. Living with a life-limiting illness can be lonely and can make everyday tasks difficult for both the patient and their loved ones. Our Oakhaven Neighbours project provides a friendly face to help with running errands, picking up prescriptions or shopping, walking the dog, helping out around the house or simply having a coffee and a chat. The support they provide is invaluable to those who may be struggling or living in isolation to remain as independent as possible in their own homes.
What do we get in return?
As a business, you will be giving back to your local community and making a difference to the lives of those with a life-limiting illness. However, we recognise that there are always some additional benefits that we can offer to incentivise you to join the challenge which include:
- A Press Release when you join the challenge
- Your company logo on our ‘30 Wall of Thanks’
- Social media posts (to be agreed in advance)
- Invite to the award ceremony and potential to win an award
- Award ceremony PR
- Dedicated corporate fundraising support and resources
- Discounted sponsorship packages
- Discounted Corporate Away Day packages
How to get involved
Contact our Corporate Fundraising Manager, Natalie Hutchins, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01590 613036 or using the form below to confirm you would like to be one of our thirty organisations. We will then meet with you in person to sign an agreement and hand over the £100 cash. You will also receive a welcome pack with some fundraising ideas to get you started.
Tell me more about the Beaverbrook Business Challenge!
“We have supported Oakhaven Hospice as a company over many years and in the last 4 years have entered the Challenge to turn £100 into £1,000+. In the past we raised funds by holding a '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 Hospice 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 Challenge brought our employees together to work as a team. Everyone worked towards making as much money for Oakhaven as possible. It was a welcome break from the day-to-day work routine, helped get people thinking outside of the box and was good fun along the way”. Tom Sexton, Meadens Skoda
"Living alone with a life-changing illness can be challenging. Often it’s just not possible to be neat and tidy, put stuff away or organise it in such a way that it’s still accessible. You know how it is, you’re sitting
there facing a mountain of clothing and you want a particular shirt. It can be a lonely struggle.
Fortunately, I have discovered a ‘secret weapon’ – one which makes a real difference to my daily grind – I have an Oakhaven Neighbour! It’s an apt title - the very word itself conjuring up images of a friendly presence in times of need. There for you but unobtrusive, that kind of thing. Sometimes, there is nothing to do but at those times a cup of tea and a chin-wag makes the day.
It seems such a simple thing and it actually is for an able-bodied person, but having a Hospice Neighbour means so much to people like me who are no longer able to carry out certain basic tasks and it helps immeasurably to maintain the important goal of self-reliance and independent living. I cannot stress this enough.
A selection of our Business Challengers from previous years
Dr Jan Swallow
Wackiest Idea Trophy
Our first medical director 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 fantastic £2327.
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.
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.
Diamond and Sons Lymington
Sally Lawner & colleague Helen held a coffee morning which raised £210
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
Scott, Mark and the team at Kew Electrical raised a generous £362.10 from a collection bucket in the shop.
Hythe and Waterside Lettings
Zoe Arnold and her colleagues got baking and raised £171 from a cake sale held at the office.