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Glasswells Join the Accumulator Challenge

Glasswells Join the Accumulator Challenge

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Accumulator Challenge 2012: Let the games begin!

Businessmen and women who are set to battle against one another in a charity challenge this summer met for a ‘friendly’ game at St Nicholas Hospice Care on Tuesday (22 May).

Glasswells are one of many businesses preparing for the 2012 Towergate Accumulator Challenge, Sales Director Kevin Robertson spent a tense afternoon playing giant Jenga and figuring out their opponents’ weaknesses.

The three-month challenge, which is being held for the third consecutive year, will see participating businesses given £50 to turn into as much money as possible for St Nicholas Hospice Care. Any fundraising activity is allowed, as long as it is legal and fun for staff to do.

Last year, 49 businesses pitted against each other to be crowned champion and turned their stake money – donated by Towergate - into £40,243 for the Hospice.

Kevin adds, “Glasswells supports the Hospice throughout the year, but the Accumulator Challenge is a real team effort. All the staff like to get involved and our customers help out as well.”

The £50 notes will be handed out to each business taking part at a launch ceremony on 19 June. Prizes, in categories including most innovative idea and outstanding teamwork, will be given out at the end of the challenge.

Abby Mayes, Hospice Corporate Fundraiser, said: “I can’t wait to see what fundraising ideas the teams come up with and who comes out on top. The 2011 challenge was great fun and I want 2012 to be even better.”

Pictured: From left: Kevin Robertson of Glasswells, Paul Whittaker of Towergate Insurance, Paul Donno of Jacobs Allen, Sarah Stamp of Curvemotion, and Matt Moss of Ensors.