Published on November 21st, 2019
Houldsworth Solicitors have just been announced the winner of the East Lancashire Hospice Corporate Challenge - they raised an amazing £14,395.58 for Hospice as part of the annual Corporate Challenge.
Houldsworth beat off 24 other local companies to claim the award for the most money raised.
Amanda Hall (Director) explained why she wanted to take part: "my Auntie, Viv Cox was cared for at the hospice and I was so impressed by the care that she received that I wanted to give something back. We initially signed up to be one of the firms in the hospice Will Week, and then when the Corporate Challenge came up it seemed like an excellent way to continue our support."
The team embarked on a four month fundraising campaign that included an Elvis night, sponsored walk, various cake stalls, raffle, skydive and tough mudder.
Jennifer Quinn, East Lancashire Hospice fundraiser leader said "we are absolutely blown away by the amount the team at Houldsworth's have managed to raise. What an incredible achievement. They have put in so much time and hard work and we are so grateful to them, and it is such a privilege to have their support. As a hospice we need to raised £3.8 million a year to continue to look after our patients, so businesses like Houldsworth Solicitors raising so much money for us is just so wonderful. They are a fantastic ambassador for the hospice and we are very much looking forward to working with them in the future"
On scooping the top prize Amanda said "this was all done in memory of my Auntie so I knew I had to win. If I could tell her now that we had won it she would simply say "I am not surprised Amanda"."
We have had so much support from friends, family, clients and the local community. I would like to say a special thank you to Waddington Social Club members, Form Barbers Shop of Clitheroe, Lee and Deborah Cowking of Ribble Valley Cottages Waddington and James Warburton of James' Places.