Hippychick raises over £2,000 for Children's Hospice South West

Formed part of the £50 Challenge which invites businesses to 'speculate to accumulate' with a starting sum of £50, provided by the Hospice.
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Hippychick has turned £100 into £2,268 for Children’s Hospice South West as part of the £50 Challenge,

The £50 Challenge invites businesses to 'speculate to accumulate' with a starting sum of £50, provided by the Hospice.

Hippychick's attempt began on September 1st and to add competitive spice, two rival teams were created – the Hippy Chaps and the Hippy Chicks, each given £50 by the Hospice.

Joint managing directors and company owners, Julia and Jeremy Minchin, both played an active role in each team.

The winning team was the girls, raising £1,425 of the total amount.

"I was delighted to see the entire work force throw themselves into the challenge with such conviction," said managing director, Julia Minchin.

"The boys were rather stealthy, revealing very little but doing a huge amount behind the scenes. Special thanks go to Alan for hosting a Halloween Dinner party which raised £100, to Scott who finally kicked the tobacco habit in Stoptober raising £80 and to Steve who held a chilli and curry night.

"The girls had a more consistent approach, using e-bay, betting horses (obviously taking the hit of any losses), candle-making and cake making on a regular basis to grow the Chick Coffers. But a last minute coffee morning fund raiser, held at Julia’s house, unbeknownst to the Hippy Chaps gave the Chicks the final boost they needed to take them into pole position. 

"This event raised £875 from donations on the door as well as cake sales, a couple of great accessory stalls and sales of Hippychick products from a stand set up in her sitting room."

Katie Edmondson from the Children’s Hospice South West added: ‘‘Both teams showed great entrepreneurial prowess in order to grow the initial investment of £50 and they’ve had a lot of fun along the way.

"The funds raised from Hippychick’s participation in the £50 Challenge will allow us to continue to support local life-limited children and their families at our Charlton Farm hospice."


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