Join Age UK Lancashire's Corporate Challenge

Can your business top the leader board?

A local charity is calling on all local businesses to get involved in their first ever Corporate Challenge, helping raise vital funds to support vulnerable older people across Lancashire.

Age UK Lancashire, who have been providing front line support to the most vulnerable and lonely people during the pandemic, are setting businesses the challenge to raise as much money as they can through a variety of activities and events, with the support from the charities fundraising team.

David Ward, Marketing & Fundraising Manager at Age UK Lancashire, says: “We are really looking forward to this new challenge and hope to get lots of local companies on board.  We not only hope to raise much needed funds but also hope the challenge will provide each business to raise their profile and motivate their staff”.

Throughout the challenge each business will be highlighted on social media, with regular updates on what they are doing to raise funds and where they are on the leader board.  How each business chooses to raise funds is entirely up to them, but Age UK Lancashire have events such as the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and Great North Run places available.

David Ward added: “It’s been a tough year for a lot of businesses as well as individuals, and we are hoping that this can lift everyone’s spirits.  There are so many different ways to fundraise from cakes sales, dress down days or personal and team challenges such as running, endurance or even skydiving.  There is also the option of holding a donations week and encouraging your staff to bring in bags of unwanted items for us to sell in our charity shops. We can support each business to arrange activities they can get involved with”.

If you are interested in getting involved and work for, or manage or own a local business, then please contact Sharon Watson, from Age UK Lancashire, at swatson@ageuklancs.org.uk

More information on the Corporate Challenge can be found on the charity’s website www.ageuklancs.org.uk where you can also see what services and support the charity are able to provide with the funds raised.