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.