• Corporate Challenge 2019

Corporate Challenge 2019

Corporate Challenge 2019 

The challenge runs from June to September 

We have had the official launch to this years Corporate Challenge.  We are delighted to have 50 teams sign up this year all raising much needed funds for Pendleside Hospice.

The Challenge really starts June 1st and you have four months to turn a £50 starter fund into as much as they can. In the past two years companies have come up with some fantastic fundraising ideas from sky dives to bake-offs and from family fun days to all you can eat competitions. Teams are encouraged to join in our hospice events such at Pendle Pub Walk, Burnley 10k and Zipline Experience where your sponsorship money will be added to your team totals.  You can collect bags of good quality unwanted clothing and they will raise £3.50 per bag to your total too !

We'd love to sign up more businesses for 2019 so please get in touch

Christina Cope Head of Corporate Fundraising at Pendleside Hospice 
Sign up for Corporate Challenge 2019 give me a call 01282 440103 or  fill in the application form  and return to Christina.cope @­pendleside.­org.­uk


50 businesses have said they are joining us  - they are:

  1. Askews (New 2019)
  1. BCW Manufacturing - Burnley (Year 3)
  1. BNI Kudos - Burnley (Year 4)
  1. Business First - Burnley/Padiham (Year 2)
  1. Cabin,  Barley (New 2019)
  1. Chess ITV - Burnley (Year2)
  1. Chilleco / Boss Catering Equipment (New 2019)
  1. Colne Networking (New 2019)
  1. CoolKit (New 2019)
  1. Dan Barton Construction (New 2019)
  1. DHL - Burnley (Year 2)
  1. Energy Finder (New 2019)
  1. Exertis - Burnley (New 2019)
  1. Farmhouse Biscuits (Year 2)
  1. Fuelcard Sevices (New 2019)
  1. Gift Creations (New 2019)
  1. Ginception(New 2019)
  1. Harvey Environmental Services (New 2019)
  1. Hays Specialist Recruitment-Burnley (Year4)
  1. Innovation Group (Year 2)
  1. LP Technology  (New 2019)
  1. M65 Jobsearch  (New 2019)
  1. MKM Building Supplies  (New 2019)
  1. N4 Networking (New 2019)
  1. Nationwide  - Burnley  (New 2019)
  1. NR Engineering Ltd (New 2019)
  1. Pendle Fit Camp (New 2019)
  1. Pertemps (New 2019)
  1. Petty (Year 3)
  1. Pipeline Induction Heat - Burnley (Year2)
  1. PM+M Burnley (Year 4)
  1. Protec (returning to us from 2017)
  1. Red Devil Crafts (New 2019)
  1. Safran (New 2019)
  1. Sagar (Year 2)
  1. Senior Aerospace Weston - Earby (New 2019)
  1. Simply Corporate Limited, Padiham (New 2019)
  1. Slimming World Burnley, Pendle & Accrington (Year 4)
  1. Spencer Hayes Group (New 2019)
  1. Steel Electrical  (New 2019)
  1. Stitch-it (New 2019)
  1. Strawberry J&M (New 2019)
  1. Sugden Ltd (New 2019)
  1. TailorMade Sourcing Ltd Colne (Year 2)
  1. TCB Signs Ltd (New 2019)
  1. Tesco Burnley (Year 4)
  1. Visco (Year 2)
  1. VS Group (New 2019)
  1. Walter Street Working Mens Club, Brierfield (New 2019)
  1. Weir Minerals - Todmorden (New 2019)



Please come along to our Razzle & Dazzle Corporate Challenge Awards Evening
Friday 1st November at Burnley Mechanics. 
Tickets include a 2 course meal and arrival drink £35 per person.  e-mail christina.cope@pendleside.org.uk to book tables of 10  - you will be sent an invoice fro £350. Or book tickets on our website https://­www.­pendleside.­org.­uk/­corporate-challenge-awards-night-ticket-35


- please download the pdf Awards Nomination Criteria and application form. or e-mail christina.cope@pendleside.org.uk and you will be sent the pdf. 

NEWS FROM 2018 Please join our Pendleside Corporate Supporters Facebook page: https://­www.­facebook.­com/­groups/­650543­705­276955/ [facebook.com] and join our twitter #Pendle­side­Corp19. If you use Linked-in please connect with us Contact Christina Cope. Head of Corporate Fundraising at Pendleside Hospice. Tel: 01282 440103. or contact: Christina.­cope@­pendleside.­org.­uk.­ 

Businesses celebrate raising a huge £157,000 for Pendleside Hospice in just four months

Businesses from across Burnley and Pendle gathered on Friday night to celebrate raising an incredible £157,036 for Pendleside Hospice – a £60,000 increase on last year.

Around 160 people turned out to Pendleside Hospice’s third annual Corporate Challenge Awards, held at Burnley Mechanics.

This year the Corporate Challenge saw 37 local businesses in a head-to-head battle to raise the most money for the Hospice from 1st June to September 30th.

Each participating company was given £50 donated by sponsor Charter Walk Shopping Centre in Burnley to start them on their way.

Among the winners from the event were Burnley and Pendle Slimming World who took home both the overall Corporate Challenge Champion Award and, for the third consecutive year, the award for raising the most cash with £28,821 – £2,000 more than their total from 2017.

The Slimming World team also took home the Innovation Award for pulling out all the stops and setting a challenge for their members by bringing a Fire Walk to Burnley in August.

We’ve been supporting Pendleside Hospice for three years and next year we’re aiming to reach £100,000 raised by Slimming World – we have loads of fundraising ideas in the pipeline already.

Winning three awards is testament to the incredible team spirit we have at Slimming World – we couldn't do this without our fantastic team and members, so these awards are for them.

We support the Hospice because it touches the lives of absolutely everybody in our local area. We’ve hosted so many events throughout the challenge and to come out as the top fundraisers makes me incredibly proud.

Janet Barnes, Slimming World consultant for Burnley and Pendle
promised plans were already in place to go one better next year

Other notable winners included Michael Woodvine from Business First, who took home the Laugh Out Loud Award for having his legs waxed from top to bottom.

I like to call it an audition, but it was 15 minutes of pain – I have very hairy legs! Our marketing team asked if I was up for doing something crazy, and of course I said yes, but that was before finding out what it was. It’s all for a good cause and my nerves were calmed with a glass of prosecco afterwards! This was our first year supporting through the Corporate Challenge and we’ve had a great time fundraising.


Hosting the Corporate Challenge and seeing the lengths these businesses have gone to in their fundraising efforts makes me extremely proud to be part of the Hospice.

Helen McVey, CEO of Pendleside Hospice

To raise such a huge amount over just four months of fundraising is just incredible and to raise £60,000 more than last year has blown me away.

We’re so grateful to have had a number of prominent local businesses taking part in the challenge and getting so much commitment from all their members of staff. The Corporate Challenge isn’t just about raising much-needed funds for the Hospice – it brings numerous benefits to the businesses including team-building, networking, publicity and helping to meet corporate and social respon­sibi­lities.

We can’t wait to see what 2019 will bring.

Christina Cope Head of Corporate

The evening, which was hosted by 2BR’s Managing Director Simon Brierley, featured a drinks reception provided by DRN Solicitors and a two-course meal, music by Steeros, a raffle and auction.

2018 Pendleside Hospice Corporate Challenge Award Winners

  • The Rising Star Award, Jess Wilkinson from BCW Manufacturing Group
  • Innovation Award, Burnley and Pendle Slimming World
  • Best Event Award, SeriunBest Event Award, SeriunBest Event Award, SeriunMan of the Year, Ian Bythell from Petty Estate & Letting Agents
  • Woman of the Year, Kayleigh James from Root Fifty Two
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award, Stuart McNamara from Donald Race & Newton SolicitorsTeam
  • Spirit Award, BCW Manufacturing Group
  • Best Newcomer Award, Businesswise Solutions
  • Digital Marketing Award, Petty Estate & Letting Agents
  • Laugh Out Loud Award, Michael Woodvine from Business First
  • Most Raised Overall Award, Burnley and Pendle Slimming World
  • Corporate Challenge Champion Award, Burnley and Pendle Slimming World