CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Lancashire Life today CLICK HERE

The second annual Corporate Challenge Awards

PUBLISHED: 00:00 17 April 2018 | UPDATED: 08:50 17 April 2018

Rotherwood Recruitment Team Annette Bradford, Spencer Kelly, Melanie Henry, Jennifer Haigh, Samantha Footwells and Chloe Pinder (c)

Rotherwood Recruitment Team Annette Bradford, Spencer Kelly, Melanie Henry, Jennifer Haigh, Samantha Footwells and Chloe Pinder (c)

Andy Ford

Around 160 guests from businesses across Burnley and Pendle celebrated raising more than £97,000 for Pendleside Hospice.

The second annual Corporate Challenge Awards, held at Burnley Mechanics, saw 28 local businesses go head-to-head to battle it out to raise the most money for the hospice. Each was given £50 donated by sponsor Charter Walk Shopping Centre in Burnley to start them on their way. Among the winners from the event were Barrowford-based lighting specialists acdc who took home the overall Corporate Challenge Champion Award, and Burnley and Pendle Slimming World which raised the most cash with £26,311, nearly double their previous winning total from last year. While Pendle Engineering who scooped the Laugh Out Loud Award for their unique fundraising idea of selling kisses with Bernie the St Bernard dog, and the Innovation Award for their Hole in Onesie day, a golf day with a twist. A new challenge has just been launchedw

More from Out & About


With the West Pennine Moors and the summits of Rivington Pike and Winter Hill right on its doorstp, Bolton has plenty of options for walkers.

Read more

Lytham Hall was the spectacular setting for a glittering weekend of steam engines, tractors, cars and family fun.

Read more

Barrowford is one of Lancashire’s most stylish towns but it also has some quirky tales to tell

Read more

The busy West Lancashire village of Parbold scores highly for natural beauty and community spirit

Read more

The two-and-a-half year initiative to preserve the remains of the copper mines.

Read more
Thursday, November 8, 2018

Books by Lancashire writer Paula Daly are being filmed in the Lakes by the Broadchurch team for a six-part TV drama starring Rochdale’s Anna Friel

Read more
Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Fact and fiction merge to create a tale of murder and kidnap in a novel based on Rufford Old Hall by National Trust volunteer Margaret Lambert

Read more

Liverpool has always buzzed, even in its darker days, but today it’s booming, and underpinning the resurgence are institutions with roots deep in the Merseyside soil

Read more
Friday, November 2, 2018

With carpets of damp fallen leaves and rotting deadwood covering woodlands, autumn is the time when fungi of all shapes and sizes thrive. The Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Molly Toal explores the mushroom kingdom.

Read more
Thursday, November 1, 2018

An ancient system for training troops in the use of the longbow has been revived in Lancashire

Read more
Friday, October 26, 2018

John Lenehan grabs his broomstick and takes us on a journey through some of Lancashire’s loveliest countryside.

Read more
Ribble Valley Walks Pendle Hill
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Canicross is one of the fastest growing sports and it has arrived in the Lake District. Irene Rothery reports

Read more
Dogs Lake District Walks

Having 10,000 students on the doorstep is helping this West Lancashire town centre to thrive

Read more

In 1972, a hoard of ancient silver coins was discovered in Prestwich. These days, they’re hoping to strike gold with an unbeatable mix of community, creativity and independent shops but for one craftsperson, silver is still the way to go.

Read more

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Subscribe or buy a mag today

Local Business Directory

Property Search