Pennine has picked up a gauntlet thrown down by Bury Hospice to take part in their annual five-month Corporate Challenge.
The Salford Street headquartered company is now competing with 13 other local businesses in the entrepreneurial contest.
Each company has been given £50 to invest in fundraising activities. The team that raises the highest amount will be crowned winners at a special awards ceremony in November.
A six-strong project team from Pennine is now plotting a range of events in a bid to take the title.
“We’re looking at all sorts of activities, from running a staff tuck shop, setting up a car wash, hosting a World Cup fantasy football competition, running the Bury 10k and hosting a retro games evening,” said team member Alastair Ralph, Pennine’s head of IT services.
“Whilst we expect the Corporate Challenge to be a whole lot of fun we’re also taking the competition very seriously. We want it to be Pennine taking the title because that will mean we have raised a lot of cash for an organisation which is close to all our hearts.”
Last year’s Corporate Challenge raised over £50,000 for the hospice. Whilst receiving some funding from the NHS, the organisation is a charity and relies on donations to fund its services.
Pennine has supported the hospice since 2012. As well providing Rochdale Road centre with two-way radio and telecommunication solutions, the company has sponsored several fundraising events over the years.
In 2016 the company’s staff also raised money by taking on personal and team challenges, including a gruelling 50-kilometre trek across the Peak District.
To support Pennine in their Corporate Challenge visit their JustGiving page.