Business Enterprise Challenge
Join the Business Enterprise Challenge in aid of Oakhaven Hospice
Applications for the Business Enterprise Challenge are now open. If you would like to take part please email Business@oakhavenhospice.co.uk
This year, we challenge local businesses to turn £100 into at least £1000 all of which supports our Hospice Neighbours project.
Participating businesses and organisations 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 the organisations helping us to raise money for Hospice Neighbours?
The Business Enterprise Challenge runs from May 2023 until March 2024.
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 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:
- Your company logo on our Business Enterprise Challenge web page
- Social media post to announce your participation in the challenge and a social media post to promote your challenge events where possible
- Monthly newsletter with updates on new participants and fundraising ideas & tips
- Invite to 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 email@example.com 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.
Tell me more about the Beaverbrook Business Enterprise Challenge!
“Velair Group really enjoyed taking part in the 2023 challenge. We were blown away
by the kindness and generosity of local residents, businesses and donors from afar, and are incredibly proud of the money we raised on the night! The support we received from Natalie was outstanding and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Oakhaven Hospice.”
Katie Furniss – Velair Group
“The team at Scott Bailey were so pleased to be part of the Beaverbrook Challenge and for the amount we raised; mostly from a cake and doggy treat sale! The team threw themselves into the challenge and we were all proud to contribute to such a great
Ann Herd – Scott Bailey LLP
“We were honoured to be asked to take part in this challenge for Oakhaven. We decided to run a six-month fundraising campaign, involving our customers, suppliers and staff. Activities ranged from guess the weight competitions to a staff quiz night, and in a difficult year we still managed to raise quite a lot of money for the charity, which means
so much to the company and our team.”
Suzanne Wright – New Milton Sand & Ballast
Business Enterprise Challenge Participants
'We are very proud to be supporting Oakhaven and the wonderful work they and all their team of staff and volunteers do in our community. Their Business Enterprise Challenge creates a brilliant opportunity for local businesses to get involved and we're hoping our Daisy Days Out outings and our special Red Arrows prize will help raise lots of money.'
"I have lost 2 close friends who were still in their prime. One of them had written the words: “LIVE FEARLESSLY” in her journal and I have committed to doing just this in her memory. My business champions females in the workplace, inspiring them to create a life they love."
I love Oakhaven and all the work they do for patients and the wider community. They are always the charity I support after losing a sibling at a young age there a few years ago. I will never forget their kindness and care when, as a family, we were going through the worst time in our lives. I am honoured to be a part of this challenge and excited to see how much we can all raise!
'We are pleased to get involved in such a great challenge to support the Oakhaven community and those volunteers who make such a difference to those in need. Hearing about the neighbours project and what they do was so moving.'
'At Parker Bullen, we firmly believe in making a positive impact not only for our clients with their legal needs but also in the communities we serve. We recognise the immense value that local charities bring to the lives of individuals and families, which is why we are pleased to be taking part in the Business Enterprise Challenge for the Oakhaven Hospice.'
"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.
Beaverbrook 30 for 30 Challenge Award Winners
Top Fundraiser Award
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.
Creating Opportunities Award
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.
New Milton Sand & Ballast
Team Work Award
Jill, Peter and the team asked for an optional donation on all their quotations and raised a fantastic £1400.
Scott Bailey LLP
Thinking Outside The Box Award
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.
Connecting Communities Award
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.