Town’s firms pledge their support to charity challenge

Business at the Towergate Accumulator Challenge launch ANL-140630-101242005
Business at the Towergate Accumulator Challenge launch ANL-140630-101242005

Five firms and a school in Haverhill have signed up to take part in an accumulator challenge set by St Nicholas Hospice Care to raise thousands of pounds.

CXG Property Services in Haverhill High Street, Sanofi, of Rookwood Way, 1 Accounts Online, of Sturmer, Samuel Ward Academy and HID Global, of Haverhill Business Park, have all pledged to support the charity.

This is the fifth annual Towergate Accumulator Challenge and 50 organisations are taking part this year.

They are each given £50, which they have to turn into as much cash as possible by the September deadline.

Participants have to come up with money-making ideas and get to work raising cash for the Bury St Edmunds- based hospice, which looks after people with terminal and life-shortening illnesses.

Owner of CXG estate agency and letting services Daniel Pilley said staff had come up with a number of ideas.

“This is the first time we have taken part in the accumulator challenge, but we already support St Nicholas Hospice Care by donating two per cent of our estate agency fees and £25 from every new rental letting”, he said. “It is a cause that is close to everyone’s hearts locally.” He added that staff were collecting ideas and would pick a few out of the hat.