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Can you be nifty with a fifty?

Groups and companies are being challenged to get nifty with a fifty to raise funds for Rainbows.

Organisations across the county are being encouraged to sign up to the Accumulator Challenge. Teams that take part will be given £50 and encouraged to turn it in to as much cash as possible over three months.

Katie Baxter, community and events manager at Rainbows, said: “We give you £50 and during three months we ask you to raise as much as you can for Rainbows by whatever means you like, as long as it is safe and legal.

“Your challenge is up to you. There are so many different things that people can do from staging an Afternoon Tea to sitting in a bath of baked beans or holding a fancy dress event to organising a quiz night.

"Taking part can help to strengthen team spirit, provide great PR opportunities, demonstrate social responsibility and help Rainbows to be there for children and families facing the most extraordinary challenges.

“Our team of experienced fundraisers can also provide advice and tips to make your fundraising go further and promotional tools such as posters and collecting tins are also available.”

We are looking for teams to register before the Accumulator Challenge launches on Monday 2 September. The Awards Ceremony will be on Wednesday 22 January 2014 at The Yew Lodge Hotel, Kegworth, where the awards for the most money raised, the most innovative idea and the Judge’s Choice will be handed out.

For more information, contact 07876 500 632, visit www.rainbows.co.uk/accumulatorchallenge or email fundraising@rainbows.co.uk