Companies needed to take ‘£25 Business Challenge’ for Strathcarron Hospice

Angela Gillies is looking for businesses to prove their skills by turning �25 into a substantial donation to Strathcarron Hospice. Picture: Michael Gillen
Angela Gillies is looking for businesses to prove their skills by turning �25 into a substantial donation to Strathcarron Hospice. Picture: Michael Gillen

Businesses large and small have been challenged to prove their enterprising spirit by turning £25 into a substantial donation to Strathcarron Hospice.

The health centre in 
Fankerton has teamed up with Scotland’s biggest selling weekly newspaper to launch an innovative new fundraising campaign.

All firms based in the Falkirk district who sign up for the £25 Business 
Challenge will be handed the modest sum by the hospice.

Each business can decide how best to spend its £25 - it could be used to pay for a 
coffee morning, for example, or a series of bucket collections in the workplace.

Prizes will be awarded at a ceremony in November to the small (fewer than 25 employees), medium (25-100 employees) and large (100+) companies who turn their £25 into the biggest donation to the hospice.

Angela Gillies, marketing and communications manager at Strathcarron, handed over £25 to Falkirk Football Club on Tuesday - the first business to sign up.

“We’re looking for as many firms as possible to take part in the Strathcarron and Falkirk Herald £25 Business Challenge,” she said.

“This is a great way for them to show off their entrepreneurial skills and help a good cause.”

Bairns commercial manager Kieran Koszary accepted the cash and vowed the club would provide a substantial return to the hospice.

“Once again we’re delighted to team up with Strathcarron and support their excellent work,” he said.

To register for the challenge, call the hospice on (01324) 826222 and ask for Angela.