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Accumulator Challenge team’s first event is a blooming success
The Jacobs Allen Accumulator Challenge is running throughout the summer to raise funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.
This year more than 50 businesses have signed-up, with each competing to turn their £50 stake – donated by sponsors Jacobs Allen – into as much money as possible.
With last year’s challenge raising more than £43,000 we will be sharing news from the challenge regularly.
One business who has been quick off the mark with their fundraising has been The Coffee House.
Lucy Newell and Jessica Darnell, made sure their bid for the top spot in the Accumulator Challenge got off to a blooming start with their successful Open Gardens of Moreton Hall event, and with perfect weather a record number of visitors were drawn to the 13 gardens on show.
Lucy said: “The local community came together to create a great day. It is so fantastic that so many of our customers and Moreton Hall residents opened their garden to help raise money for the hospice.”
Now in its fifth year it is hoped the event, which took place on Sunday, 25 June, will have raised at least £2,000 for the hospice.
With the event sponsored by flavourings and ingredients company Treatt, visitors viewed a varied selection of gardens each with its own character, with some of the highlights including amazing water features, an aeroplane wing which had been transformed into a shed roof and used coca cola bottles to make a greenhouse to name but a few.
With the competition just getting started the Coffee House team has several more events planned for over the summer so keep your eyes peeled.
“At The Coffee House we absolutely love taking part in the Jacob Allen Accumulator challenge it gives us a chance to have lots of fun, meet other local businesses and most importantly raise lots of money for St Nicholas Hospice Care,” added Lucy.