£50 Challenge

We are delighted to be launching the annual Birkett Long £50 Challenge which will run from September to December. We are inviting all local businesses and community groups to take part.

The challenge is simple - you will be given a crisp £50 note and asked to turn it into as much money as possible within 12 weeks. You can be as innovative or creative as you want (as long as it is legal!).

The challenge is a great way to show off your entrepreneurial skills, experience some team bonding and enjoy fundraising for your local hospice.

Nigel Richardson of Secret Hamper and 2016 & 2017 £50 challenge winner, said

What a fabulous, innovative and fun way to fundraise for this amazing charity. We’ve been privileged to be crowned top fundraiser for this event 2 years running, but, this wouldn’t have been possible without the support of over 170 local businesses coming together sharing one common goal and showing amazing community spirit

Our corporate fundraising team are here to support you all the way to help with ideas and fundraising equipment. You will be invited to an official launch plus a presentation evening after the event in January.

The money raised by your entrepreneurial and daring ideas will go towards helping Farleigh Hospice provide compassionate care to people with life-limiting illnesses across mid Essex. Last year’s £50 challenge raised £37,500 – a fantastic result.

For the challengers to succeed, they will need to use every last shred of their imagination, with the best ideas often being creative, fun, and sometimes even a little bit odd search #Farleigh50 for inspiration!


Take part!

Contact the corporate fundraising team on 01245 457352 or by email [email protected] or [email protected] to sign up today for the Birkett Long £50 Challenge.