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And they’re off… Teams target bumper profits for charity in the #Franklins50 Challenge

IT’S UP and running… the fundraising has begun as the teams embark on their ventures turning £50 into profit in the #Franklins50 Challenge.

From today (Monday February 13), more than 20 teams from organisations across Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire will be spending the next three months growing the £50 into cash for their chosen charity.

And there is still time to enter and join the challenge, say challenge organisers Franklins Solicitors. register at www.franklins-sols.co.uk/50-challenge/

The teams have five charities to choose from: in Northamptonshire, either Cynthia Spencer Hospice or Northampton Hope Centre. In Milton Keynes, money will go to MK ACT, MK Food Bank or Willen Hospice.

Andrea Smith, partner and head of business services at Franklins, said: “It’s fantastic to have so many companies on board and there’s still time to sign your team up and help us tackle the local cost-of-living crisis and improve wellbeing.

“It’s a brilliant team-building opportunity and we can’t wait to see what imaginative ways teams come up with to raise some money.”

Louise Miller-Chalk pictured right, whose interior design and soft furnishings company Miller and Chalk is based at Towcester, is Northampton born and bred. “I’m eager to support local charities and raise awareness of the important work The Hope Centre is doing in the community,” she says.

Her business is planning a series of events and activities at its design studio, including an afternoon tea event, and a sponsored abseil down the Northampton Lift Tower… “if I’m brave enough,” says Louise.

Telecoms provider dbfb, based in Northampton, is raising money for Cynthia Spencer Hospice, its charity of the year. “We’re delighted to further our fundraising for them by taking part in the Franklins Solicitors £50 Challenge,” says business support administrator Sarah Jones. “We’ve taken part previously and are excited to do so again – and hopefully smashing our previous efforts. We are also looking forward to seeing what other participating organisations come up with.”

Office technology company Syncro is using its £50 to hire a professional photographer to take professional portrait photos that will sell at £25 each.

“We actively seek opportunities for our team to engage in local, fun, community activities so signing up to the Franklins £50 challenge was a really simple decision,” says Syncro’s co-founder Stuart Mildren pictured, left. “We are supporting Cynthia Spencer Hospice as we’ve seen first-hand the hard work and care that takes place from all of the Cynthia Spencer volunteers and staff. They are a credit to our community.”

Teams taking part are representing:

  • One Four Six
  • Syncro Office Technology Ltd
  • Travis Perkins
  • DBFB
  • ACS Office Solutions
  • Bluestep Solutions
  • Towergate Northampton
  • Chartwells Controls Limited
  • ACS Recruitment Kettering
  • KSN Clothing
  • Miller & Chalk
  • Franklins Solicitors
  • The Hope Centre
  • Lambert Smith Hampton
  • John Lewis
  • Hillier Hopkins
  • Halo Resourcing
  • BWC Profiles
  • Nutri Troops
  • Provention

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