The Master Cutler, Craig MacKay, launched his Challenge to raise for St Luke's and Rotherham Hospice and it has now come to an end for this year.
The Master Cutler's Challenge 2016
This year’s challenge raised funds for St Luke’s Hospice and Rotherham Hospice. In total, more than 2,500 patients are supported by these charities each year, helping people to reach the end of their lives with dignity, support and as much comfort as possible. Both are dependent on donations and fundraising.
The Master Cutler invites businesses of the city region to transform a £50 investment into as much fundraising as they could for two local charities. This year over 130 Companies, Freemen, Organisations, Schools and Colleges were involved in the challenge. Teams really got behind the challenge and demonstrated both ingenuity and creativity with activities from quiz nights, though football tournaments and treasure hunts to plenty of Olympic themed events!
How the money raised will be used
The Master Cutler’s Challenge will make a significant contribution to the finances of the charitiesin order to maintain the hospices’ community teams, enabling our patients who wish to stay at home to do so. As well as supporting the hospices, 20 per cent of the total money raised is to go to the Cutlers’ Company Charitable Trust for distribution to smaller local charities so that they too feel the benefit from the Challenge.