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Gravesend charity holds accumulator challenge

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 August 2018

The challenge, which is sponsored by Thomson Snell and Passmore, offers the opportunity for participants to compete against each other to see who can raise the most amount of money for ellenor, an organisation that provides free specialist palliative and end of life care to people of all ages. Picture: Ellenor

The challenge, which is sponsored by Thomson Snell and Passmore, offers the opportunity for participants to compete against each other to see who can raise the most amount of money for ellenor, an organisation that provides free specialist palliative and end of life care to people of all ages. Picture: Ellenor

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An accumulator challenge is being held by Gravesend charity Ellenor in order to raise money for families facing terminal illness.

The challenge, which is sponsored by Thomson Snell and Passmore, offers the opportunity for participants to compete against each other to see who can raise the most amount of money for Ellenor, the organisation that provides free specialist palliative and end of life care to people of all ages.

As the only charity in Kent to provide children’s hospice in the home, Ellenor’s work throughout the community is vital. The organisation also provides spiritual care, therapy, support for carers and a weekly drop-in clinic.

From an initial investment of £50, local businesses will compete against each other over a 4 month period, starting September 1. This will be followed by an Awards Ceremony in February 2019.

Last year’s Accumulator Challenge managed to raise over £18,000, with the winner A4G Amherst (pictured) raising an incredible £2172.76.

Kate Barns, Fundraising Manager at Ellenor, said: “If you would like to make a difference in the community, this is the challenge for you. We’ve been blown away by the enthusiasm shown for the challenge; over 20 companies have already signed up.”

Chris Kirby-Turner, a partner at Thompson Snell and Passmore, added: “We are delighted to be sponsoring this highly imaginative challenge, as part of Thompson Snell and Passmore’s continued support of ellenor’s great work. We very much look forward to seeing what will no doubt be a wide range of exciting ideas from teams across the local business community.

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