Posted on 12th June 2018

Challenge to Turn £125 into as much as Possible for Charity

Anne Elliott, Andrea Tobin, Gillian Ibbotson and Natalie Palmer welcome applications to the 125 Challenge
Anne Elliott, Andrea Tobin, Gillian Ibbotson and Natalie Palmer welcome applications to the 125 Challenge

Latimer Hinks Solicitors, one of the North East’s leading law firms, is encouraging local businesses to take part in its unique charity competition.

The Darlington-based firm is holding a challenge which will see teams from 10 local businesses given £125, donated by Latimer Hinks, which they are to turn into as much money as possible.

The competition is being run in support of the Darlington and Bishop Auckland MRI Scanner Appeal, a fundraising initiative launched to bring the latest state-of-the-art MRI scanning technology to the two hospitals. 

The competition will require innovation and teamwork to raise the money within a three month period. The competition will run until September 30th forming the final part of the firm’s 125th year anniversary charity fundraising efforts.  

The winning team will be presented with a special award from Latimer Hinks. The company has already donated £7,500 towards the appeal.

The appeal, which is being run for the Charity of County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, aims to raise £2.5m for the scanners, which will provide much improved scan images and a better experience for patients.

Anne Elliott, Chief Executive of Latimer Hinks Solicitors Limited, said: “This competition is a great opportunity for businesses in the region to get their thinking caps on and work together to raise money for a worthy cause.

“Having the most up to date technologies in place will aid the early detection of cancer, which is vitally important in the fight against this disease, and that is why we wanted to contribute to the Scanner Appeal. We hope that whatever is raised during the challenge will go some way to helping achieve the total needed, and encourage others to donate.”

Pat Chambers, Charity Manager for County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted that Latimer Hinks is running this challenge in support of the scanner appeal, and we are looking forward to working with all the teams in the coming months.

“Any fundraising effort that involves the whole community not only creates benefits in financial terms, they also go a long way to raise the profile of the appeal, after all, you never know when you or a loved one might need a scan.”

To request an application form, email at@latimerhinks.co.uk, using the subject line 125 Challenge or call 01325 341500. Completed applications are to be returned ASAP to provide enough time for fundraising.

 

About the competition

Latimer Hinks’ Solicitors Limited is challenging local business, teams and organisations to generate as much money as possible for Darlington & Bishop Auckland MRI Scanner Appeal. The Darlington-based company will provide 10 businesses with a £125 start-up investment in order for them to put their innovation and money-making skills to the test to grow the amount as much as legally and ethically possible, in three months.

The company raising the most money will be honoured with the Latimer Hinks’ 125th Year Challenge Trophy.

How does it work?

  • Bring together a team and request an application from by emailing: at@latimerhinks.co.uk using the subject line 125 Challenge.

  • In your application form, you must detail some of your fundraising ideas
  • If your application is successful, Latimer Hinks be in touch with £125 investment to get you started.
  • Fundraise over the three months to raise as much as you can, before the September 30th cut-off date. Funds raised will be paid to Latimer Hinks by 30th October. Latimer Hinks will in turn pass the funds on to the Scanner Appeal giving entrants an opportunity for joint publicity.

The benefits to business

  • Increased awareness of business by linking with a local charity
  • Engagement and involvement of staff, boosting team morale and enthusiasm
  • Fun and engaging PR and social media opportunities
  • Networking potential with other participating businesses
  • Help to fulfil Corporate Social Responsibility objectives
  • Increased engagement with clients, customers or suppliers

Remember, to request an application form, email at@latimerhinks.co.uk, using the subject line 125 Challenge or call 01325 341500. Completed applications are to be returned ASAP to provide enough time for fundraising.

Good Luck!