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The Kärcher Accumulator Challenge is a fun way to make a big difference for a fantastic local cause - last year our teams raised almost £17,000! 

This year Katharine House Hospice is facing an even greater challenge with more people needing support and government funding going down as a percentage of the charity’s costs.  The hospice currently has a budgeted deficit of £435,000 which they urgently need to bridge.  

We are rising to the challenge and standing with Katharine House to make every moment matter for people living with a life-limiting illness in the local community. We invite you to form a team, join us and do the same.

Taking part in the Accumulator Challenge is a great way to encourage team work and creative thinking, while raising money for a fantastic cause. 

If you think you might be up for this year’s challenge, keep reading to find out more...  


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  1. Sign up online or by contacting us
  2. Kärcher gives you £50 seed fund
  3. You work to incrementally grow that start up money into as much as possible for Katharine House Hospice
  4. Celebrate your success and collect your certificate at our Awards Evening!

** Kärcher cleaning machine prizes for the most money raised & most creative idea in each category! **


  • This year's challenge will run from October 2019 - February 2020.

  • Come and find out more at our Launch Event on the evening of Monday 7th October at Katharine House Hospice in Adderbury.

  • The Awards evening will be in late March/early April (date to be confirmed)


To find out more, please get in touch (or sign up here):

Kärcher UK Limited:
01295 752192

Katharine House Hospice:
01295 816494

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Scroll through a few of the entries from previous years:


Here's what some of those involved in last year's challenge had to say:

Kärcher UK

“It’s been wonderful to be involved in the Accumulator Challenge and see the fruition of all these schools, colleges, companies and community groups’ hard work for this fantastic cause. It’s a real highlight of the Kärcher business year.”

Kevin McGuinness
HR Director Kärcher UK & Ireland

Dematic Limited

“Winning the highest revenue raised by a business was a real honour and to then be awarded with the record breaker was just amazing! Being part of this challenge enabled me to really understand all the services The Katharine House Hospice provides and how they touch so many people's lives in the local and wider community. Knowing our efforts are making a difference and helping those whose lives are being affected by illness, gave me a very valuable and rewarding experience.

It was extremely encouraging to see the generosity of many people within Dematic and I feel very inspired to be part of a wider fundraising team. I feel that this is just the beginning and there is a lot more we can achieve, and look forward to participating again this year.”

Sophie Morton

The 2018 Accumulator Challenge results are in!

Thank you to everyone who rose to the challenge and together raised an incredible £16,917.27 for Katharine House Hospice.

All of this money goes towards supporting people living with life limiting illness in our community, giving them and their families the care they need, when they need it, where they need it.

On behalf of all the patients and staff at Katharine House Hospice and everyone at Kärcher UK Ltd, thank you!


Most money raised:

Business: Dematic Limited

College/Senior School: Banbury & Bicester College

School: Kineton High School


Most creative team:

Business: Penhurst Gardens

College/Senior School: Bicester Technology Studio

Junior School: Hanwell Fields Community School


Community Award:

Cropredy Village Hall


Record breaker award:

Dematic Limited for raising an incredible £4,883.04!