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Accumulator Challenge – May 2022

Entries for the Accumulator Challenge are now officially closed, and the fundraiser is underway! Thank you to everyone who has signed up. We cannot wait to see what our teams get up to – check out our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Simon Atkinson, Corporate Fundraiser at Barnsley Hospice

We have taken part since the very first time Simon came to us as Lord Sweetener. Over the years, we have had so much fun, and it has never felt like a hard slog! In the past, we have done things like cake sales in the surgery and staff games to raise money. So if you are thinking of signing up, don’t hesitate! When you hand the money over at the end of the month, you will feel so proud.

Alice and Laura, Victoria Medical Centre

Our team won last year, and we love being part of the Accumulator Challenge! We have so much fun and colleagues love getting involved. It brings the team together and we just loved raising money for Barnsley Hospice because it’s a brilliant challenge.

Alice Prince, GXO Logistics

Our Accumulator Challenge is back for the fifth year running, and Lord Sweetener is looking to hire!

The Accumulator Challenge is the perfect way to join forces with colleagues, friends or even fellow students, to think up the most innovative fundraising idea possible. Barnsley Hospice Corporate Fundraiser, Simon Atkinson (AKA Lord Sweetener), will loan each team £31 at the ready for the 1st May 2022, who will then have 31 days to turn this into as much money as possible. 

At the end of the month, we will be awarding two prizes to the winners of:

The team that makes the most profit

The most innovative fundraising idea

How do I take part?

Taking part couldn’t be easier. Simply fill out the form below, and Lord Sweetener will be in touch to discuss the Accumulator Challenge task that lies ahead! 

Do you have to be a local business to sign up?

Businesses are very welcome to take part in the challenges, but so are friends and students alike! If you are unsure whether this is the right fundraiser for you, please contact Simon Atkinson at

What can I do to raise money?

One of the greatest things about our Accumulator Challenge is that the opportunities are endless! Whether it is a cake sale, a dress down Friday or a raffle extravaganza – the decision is yours. We know that life is busy, so we encourage you to find an idea that works for you. 

How much do I have to raise?

There is no target for teams taking part in the challenge, we just simply ask that you aim to raise as much money as possible from the £31 you are loaned at the beginning of the month. 

What are the benefits of taking part?

Each year, along with our other events, the Accumulator Challenge helps to raise vital funds for the hospice. We need to raise almost £2 million each year to run our services, and taking part in fundraisers such as this is a huge support to the hospice. 

As well as this, the Accumulator Challenge is great fun to take part in and helps to strengthen bonds between team members. If you don’t believe us, just look at these pictures from previous years!