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Charity Car Wash for St Helena Hospice

5th July 2017 SVC HQ News

The team at SVC HQ will be hosting a charity car wash for small donations on Wednesday 12th July at our offices: 18 Westside Centre, London Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 8PH.

All money collected will be added to our fundraising pot for the Birkett Long £50 Challenge in aid of St Helena Hospice. Come and keep us busy— drive away with a sparkling car and a sparkling heart.


The Birkett Long £50 Challenge

Calling local businesses! We want you to turn £50 into as much as you can for the hospice using teamwork, innovation and creativity! The Birkett Long £50 Challenge for corporate teams is back for the 6th year and we challenge your workplace to take part.

The idea is simple; local businesses are given a £50 note, generously donated by local solicitors Birkett Long LLP, and from there they are invited to turn it into much money as possible within a four month period, and all money raised is then donated to the hospice.

You can enter your business as one whole team or set up some healthy in house competition and register as many teams as you would like to.


Yvette understands the impact of St Helena Hospice. She was with her husband Tim when he died at the Inpatient Unit just one day after his 48th birthday, having lived with a type of bone marrow cancer for six years. Yvette says:

“I think he felt nervous about being at home with just me, so it was a relief going into the Inpatient Unit where he could feel safe and secure and know these people know what they are talking about.

They try to make sure your standard and quality of life is maintained. Dignity, they preserve your dignity… I hope that when I die, depending on the circumstances, that I’ll be somewhere like this and so well looked after.”

Since its inception in 2012, the Birkett Long £50 Challenge has raised more than £200,000. Last year teams collectively raised more than £45,000 – incredible!

Jennie Skingsley, Associate and Marketing Manager at Birkett Long LLP, said: “The £50 Challenge is something that Birkett Long looks forward to every year. It’s an exciting way for us to meet new local businesses and hear about innovative and exciting fundraising ideas, as well as showing our support for St Helena Hospice.