How would you grow a £50 investment?
In 2018, we launched the Franklins £50 Challenge with two local Hospice charities, this year we are bringing another local charity that’s also dear to our hearts into the challenge.
This is your chance to enter a team from your business into the Franklins £50 Challenge 2019. Use your business brain and money-making acumen to generate as much money as possible for these valuable charities.
We will provide you with a £50 start-up investment and then it’s over to you to invest and re-invest the £50 to raise as much as you can over an 8 week period.
The team that raises the most will be honoured as the £50 Challenge champions at our awards ceremony in April 2019 (other prizes for creativity, craziest idea are also up for grabs).
We are sponsoring this challenge, so that all of the money you raise will directly support Cynthia Spencer Hospice, MacIntyre Charity or Willen Hospice. Each team that signs-up will be supported by a Franklins ‘buddy’.
How does it work?
- Get your team together and decide which charity you would like to support
- Click the logo of your chosen charity and complete the Online Form/Email on their website.
- Your chosen charity will deliver your £50 investment, help you with some fundraising ideas and social media.
- Then on the 24th January 2019 it’s on your marks, get set and go! You then have 8 weeks until the 21st March 2019 to invest/ re-invest your £50 and raise as much money as you can for your chosen charity.
- By 5pm on the 21st March 2019 deliver all of your fundraising donations to your chosen charity.
- The prize winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on the 24th April 2019.
- Increased awareness of your business by linking with a local charity.
- Engagement and involvement of staff, boosting team morale and enthusiasm.
- Fun and engaging PR and social media opportunities. Don't forget to use #Franklins50
- Networking potential with other participating businesses.
- Help to fulfil your Corporate Social Responsibility objectives.
- Increased engagement with clients, customers or suppliers.
Fundraising ideas - looking for some inspiration? Why not see what others have done to raise money in the past for Cynthia Spencer Hospice, MacIntyre Charity and Willen Hospice.
Want to support these invaluable charities but don’t want to take part in the challenge?
There are plenty of ways you can be involved so please visit the charities corporate pages at the link below or alternatively why not donate £50 to your local hospice or charity?
You can donate online or call:-
Cynthia Spencer Hospice - Donate
MacIntyre Charity – Donate
Willen Hospice – Donate
Do's and don'ts
We do ask that you adhere to the terms in the £50 Challenge Agreement. Here are a few helpful hints to get you get started. Raise as much as you can and above all, enjoy the challenge!
- Do ensure that all written communications with the public (including letters, emails, posters, etc.) include the words ‘in aid of Cynthia Spencer Hospice (Registered Charity Number 1174402)’ OR ’in aid of Willen Hospice (Registered Charity Number 270194)’.
- Do try and come up with something innovative!
- Do your research – risk assessment, legal requirements, licences, insurance etc.
- Do ensure that you have the necessary licence or consent from the relevant local authority before you undertake street collections or collections in public areas. You do not require a permit to collect in private areas e.g. your workplace but you should get the permission of your employer.
- Do get in touch with your chosen hospice or your Franklins Buddy for help and advice.
- Do be enthusiastic – your enthusiasm will be infectious. Don’t get too despondent – not everyone you ask will help or get involved.
- Don’t forget to ask for ‘gifts in kind’ that you can sell on - it’s not all about cold hard cash!
- Don’t forget to check the legal requirements if you’re holding a raffle.
- Don’t be afraid to tell anyone and everyone about what you are doing, you never know when someone may be able to help by donating funds or coming up with a good idea.
- All Funds raised must be with local hospices by 5pm on the 23 March 2018.
- All fundraising activities undertaken must be done ethically.