Master Cutler's Challenge to support Rotherham and Sheffield Hospices

4th February 2016

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The Master Cutler’s Challenge was launched in 2008, when the Master Cutler for that year, Gordon Bridge, invited companies to transform a £50 investment into as much charity fundraising as possible. Every year has seen the event grow – more than 500 companies have taken part to date, raising in excess of £1 million for a range of charities. And in 2016 Master Cutler Craig McKay is aiming to see more businesses than ever before take up the challenge of raising money for his chosen organisations, St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield and Rotherham Hospice.

“Not only is the Master Cutler’s Challenge a landmark annual event for many local businesses but in 2016 it supports two charities very dear to us all,” said Mr McKay, the CEO of Sheffield engineering firm Evenort Ltd.

“The impact of the work done by St Luke’s and Rotherham Hospice touches so many and one day it might even mean something to us all very personally. We all have a stake in the wellbeing of these charities and I can think of no better way to invest in that than to take part in this year’s Master Cutler’s Challenge. I’m really determined that together we make this the biggest, most successful challenge to date. For me the challenge is about more than raising funds – there’s so much to gain from taking part as individuals, as businesses and as a business community too. Besides, it shows the world what we’re made of here – grit, dedication and good humour!”

The challenge remains the same as ever – participants are given £50 and the challenge is to use entrepreneurial skills and teamwork to make as much money as possible for the two hospices.  Money raised will support the two hospices’ community teams – every £200 raised will cover the cost of a visit to a patient’s home.

An official Master Cutler’s Challenge launch will be held at the historic Cutler’s Hall on February 4 but companies are already being encouraged to sign up and get the ball rolling.

To find out more visit www.mcc2016.co.uk or call Jack at St Luke’s on 0114 2357594 or Colin at Rotherham Hospice on 01709 308918.

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