Willow Wood’s 20/20 Challenge had its official launch on Friday 1 February, and with 22 teams already signed up, there’s certainly going to be some friendly rivalry as they all aim to raise the most in funds for the Hospice and win the coveted trophy.
The teams, made up of local businesses, schools, clubs and groups were handed their £40 starter fund by Elaine McConnell, organiser of the Challenge and are already sharing some amazing fundraising ideas.
Paul Carney, of Stalybridge Archery Club, revealed that they are planning a 24 hour sponsored arch-a-thon – a very different fundraiser! Lisa Bradley from the Ashton under Lyne branch of Nationwide and her team are already organising a cake bake and hamper raffle, and the very first fundraising event for the 20/20 Challenge will be taking place on Saturday 16 February when Body Shop consultants Gemma and Joanne will be holding a pamper afternoon and afternoon tea at the Oasis Centre in Haughton Green. St Damiens School are organising a Dragons’ Den Challenge
Full details of this, and all the other 20/20 Challenges as they are finalised, can be found by going to www.willowwood.info.
Elaine said: “I’m absolutely thrilled by the response. And, of course, we’re hoping that more teams will take up the Challenge over the next three months – it’s going to be great fun! If you’ve got some ideas already please sign up on the 20/20 page on our website, but please contact me if you want to talk anything through or need further information. Just ring fundraising on 0161 330 7788, I’d really love to hear from you.”