Businesses rise to Trinity challenge

Staff from NST Travel have completed the corporate challenge in aid of Trinity Hospice, pictured with chief executive David Houston (right)
Staff from NST Travel have completed the corporate challenge in aid of Trinity Hospice, pictured with chief executive David Houston (right)
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Company bosses have put their business accumen to good use to turn a £50 investment into thousands of pounds for charity.

Trinity Hospice set 18 businesses to task in their second annual Corporate Challenge, giving each £50 to turn into the highest amount of money possible.

And they delivered, between them bringing back £48,000 for the hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham.

Leading the way were NST Travel, who raised the most from their £50 by taking it up to £6,286, while runners up Wareings Buildings raised £5,772.

A team of nurses from Brian House children’s hospice also took on the challenge, raising their money from the £50 investment in the four-hour Zumbathon at Blackpool Tower earlier this month.

Natalie Bromley, organiser of the Corporate Challenge for Trinity said: “We were really blown away by the enthusiasm, commitment and sheer determination of all the challengers.

“We can’t thank the companies and staff enough, they have made such a difference to Trinity Hospice.

“It’s amazing how they raised such a huge amount on top of their daily work commitments and in such a short time.”

The initial £50 for each business was given by an anonymous sponsor, who also covered the costs of a celebration lunch, held at the White Tower Restaurant, Blackpool Pleasure Beach, on October 17, to thank all those who took part in this year’s challenge.