Businesses across Warwickshire turn fifty into thousands for Myton Hospices

Winning Teams from the 50/50 Challenge recently joined in celebration of the fund raising events success. Pictured: Mike College (Team Member of Denfield Advertising - Best Newcomer & Jail Break Champions, Rosie Houghton (Member of the Myton Hospice Fundraising Team) and Jemma Wilson, Sally Padmore, Katie Deas (IRESS - Most Money Raised).
Winning Teams from the 50/50 Challenge recently joined in celebration of the fund raising events success. Pictured: Mike College (Team Member of Denfield Advertising - Best Newcomer & Jail Break Champions, Rosie Houghton (Member of the Myton Hospice Fundraising Team) and Jemma Wilson, Sally Padmore, Katie Deas (IRESS - Most Money Raised).

Employees from Leamington and Warwick businesses have helped raise a record breaking £38,922 in The Myton Hospices’ Take 50 Challenge.

Staff members from IRESS, at Warwick Technology Park, and Denfield Advertising, based in New Street, were among those putting their business skills to the test turning £50 into as much as possible for the charity in 50 days.

Now in its fifth year, the challenge has raised almost £160,000 for the charity.

A total of 30 teams from across Coventry and Warwickshire took part in the challenge with IRESS taking the prize for the most money raised with a total of £5,151,30.

Sally Padmore, client services manager for IRESS - a leading global supplier of innovative technology for the financial services industry - said: “It was so much fun organising different events and bringing people together. It means so much to us that people really got behind us to help raise money for this amazing charity that is close to our hearts.”

The Denfield team also received awards for Best Newcomers and winning the new Jailbreak contest after reaching Cyprus in just 24 hours.

Paragon won two awards for being the Most Innovative and the Most Improved on Last Year.

The awards were presented at a dinner hosted by Woodland Grange in Leamington - the event’s sponsor.

Hannah Morris, Myton’s corporate fundraising development manager, said: “It’s been an amazing year for Take 50. We’re delighted for the winning teams but also for every team that took part. They’ve contributed to the fantastic total. They’ve all put in so much effort and we hope they’ll take part again next year. Thanks also to Woodland Grange for sponsoring the event and making the Awards Night so memorable.”