FUNDRAISERS are having their money-making skills put to the test in a new initiative from a hospice.

St. Michael’s Hospice's first ever Accumulator Challenge will feature each participating team being given a £50 loan and three months to find interesting and innovative ways of accumulating their pounds to make as much profit as possible.

All monies will then be donated back to the Aldermaston Road-based hospice.

The challenge begins with a launch night on September 2 where teams will collect their £50 cash loan, as well as receiving fundraising ideas to help generate their money.

They will also be taken on a tour of the hospice to learn how their money will make a difference to people across north Hampshire who have a life-limiting illness.

The challenge will culminate with an awards evening in December, where the top teams will be awarded for their fundraising efforts.

Laura Holmes, events manager at St. Michael’s Hospice, said, “We are very excited to launch our brand-new challenge for 2019.

This is the perfect team building activity for companies, groups and societies, schools, colleges, family and friends who’d like to do something fun to raise vital funds to support our hospice.

"We can’t wait to meet the teams at our launch event and see all the innovative ways they choose to raise money for our hospice. We’re expecting competition to be fierce amongst our local supporters so don’t miss out, sign up today.”

To register for St. Michael’s Hospice Accumulator Challenge, go to

To discuss taking part in the Accumulator Challenge or for queries, call 01256 848846 or email