Challenge 500

Could your company be the next winner of Challenge 500?

We are looking for enthusiastic, forward-thinking teams to take part in Challenge 500 and raise vital funds to support our work.

Participating teams are given a £500 seed fund – the winner is the team that makes that £500 grow the most.


For more information or to sign up contact Sheila Coltman on 0191 2381321 or email

Read: North East Businesses Raise Over 35,000 for Percy Hedley Foundation

The challenge will start in February 2017 and finish with a breakfast event in July.

Challenge 500 2016 proved to be one of our most successful with 12 teams raising a combined total of over £35,000.

The winners were McDonald’s (Ahmed Khan Restaurants Ltd Franchises), who raised a whopping £12,566.51.

The fast food franchises in Newcastle and intu Metrocentre came up with a host of ideas, which included selling special packets of sweets, seeds to grow sunflowers and various raffles and auctions, while staff members were also sponsored to do a triathlon, firewalk and skydive.

We encourages local businesses to get involved in what is a great team building exercise and opportunity to achieve company’s corporate social responsibilities.


Challenge 500 2016 winners


Gill Fay collected the Outstanding Individual Achievement Award


Muckle LLP won the award for Best Idea for their Wheelchair Basketball match