With Karcher’s support and expertise, the Challenge has raised over £55,000 for Katharine House since it launched in 2014 – but the challenge goes on.
Each and every year it costs the charity £4.8 million to provide support to people seven days a week, 365 days a year. This year, with more people needing the hospice’s support, the charity faces a funding shortfall so we’re being even more ambitious – and we need your help!
The more out of the box and creative your ideas, the more you’ll raise to help local people in need of this vital resource in our community. Every team is invited to join us at our awards ceremony in the Spring where certificates, prizes and trophies will be awarded for creativity as well as most funds raised - but you’ve got to be in it to win it! Please sign up and compete against your colleagues, classmates, and other teams to make a real difference to Katharine House Hospice.
This year your support is more important than ever as the hospice, which cares for more than 800 people facing a life-limiting illness every year, faces a budgeted shortfall of £435,000 due to rising healthcare costs and an unsustainable hospice funding model from government.
How It Works
- Sign up
You can do this online here
- £50 start up funds are issued by Kärcher
- Get fundraising:
You’ll have from October - March to see how much you can turn your £50 into
- Get competitive!
Compete for an award at the celebration event in the Spring - remember, the more creative you are the better!
Send your total to Katharine House and make a real difference to local families who are facing life-limiting illnesses.
Most money raised by a:
• Community Group
Most creative fundraising by a:
• Community Group
Record breaker: Outstanding Achievement
Awarded to a team from any category for a record breaking amount raised.
The record is currently held by Dematic Limited, raising £4,883.04 and beating long-standing champions Kineton High School.
Can you beat it?
Why get involved:
Aside from knowing all the money you make will make a real and lasting difference to Katharine House, there are other benefits from being involved.
Taking part is a great way to encourage team building within your organisation and develop entrepreneurial skills in a fun environment. It can inspire your staff and students to think creatively and of course create healthy competition between offices and classrooms – enter two teams and compete to see who can raise the most!
It can also be a great source of increased press coverage and awareness for your organisation, and of course there’s the awards themselves.
Where the money goes:
It costs us over £4.8 million every year to support more than 800 people living with a life-limiting illness. Only a quarter of this comes from the government. Everything else – around £3.6 million – comes from donations or trust grants.