acdc aims big for challenge

The acdc team are ready for the challenge
The acdc team are ready for the challenge

Lighting manufacturer acdc is hoping the sky’s the limit during this year’s Pendleside Hospice Corporate Challenge.

The Barrowford-based company has just signed up to the hospice’s Corporate Challenge and has also pledged to raise money for the Reedley based charity for the next 12 months as their main charity for the year.

The Corporate Challenge sees local businesses from Burnley and Pendle go head-to-head to battle it out to raise the most money for the hospice.

Each participating company is given £50 donated by sponsor Charter Walk Shopping Centre in Burnley, which they have to try and turn into as much money as possible between June 1st and September 30th.

acdc, which has lit up a host of iconic buildings and landmarks including the Intu Trafford Centre in Manchester, King’s Cross train station in London and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, is looking at hosting monthly events and challenges.

The company, which currently employs around 100 people from across the region, is also signing up to have teams taking part in the Pendle Pub Walk on June 17th, the Burnley 10k on June 4th, and the Burnley Colour Dash on September 10th.

Gareth Frankland, CEO of acdc, said: “The Hospice Corporate Challenge aligned really well with our company values that focus on challenge, team working and making acdc a great place to work. It also allows us to give something back to our community.

“Many of our employees have been personally touched by the work of Pendleside Hospice so we felt strongly about supporting the work they do.”

Simon Stead, People Director at acdc said: “As a business we try and arrange as many events as we can throughout the year and the Pendleside Challenge gives us focus. We are going to use these events as a way of raising money to give something back to the hospice.

“Our engagement team is also looking at other events and challenges to take part in, one of which is a planned to be a sponsored parachute jump.”

The challenge, which ran for the first time last year, saw 26 companies take part to raise more than £85,000.

This year 28 companies have signed up for the challenge

All sponsor money raised will help to provide care for local people who are coping with a life-limiting illness at a time when they need it. An awards event will be held in October where the winners from various categories will be announced.