BUSINESSES are being challenged to turn £50 into much more in aid of people with incurable illnesses.

Wigan and Leigh Hospice is launching its Corporate Challenge 2019 and is calling on companies to compete against each other in order to raise the most funds.

Each firm which takes part will be given £50 note by the charity to get them started and will have until November 4 to fundraise.

The hospice's corporate fundraiser, Michelle Bate, said: “We’re really excited to launch our Corporate Challenge and get our local businesses across Wigan and Leigh to become hospice heroes.

“The key to their success is simply using their imagination, skills and creativity to turn a starter fund of £50 into much more.

“They could hold a games night, use it to advertise a jumble sale, spend it on ingredients for a bake sale or pay for entry to a sponsored race.

"There are no limits to what they can do as long as it’s safe and legal!”

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The Corporate Champion winners will be announced at an awards night in November which all participating businesses will be invited to.

To sign up for the Corporate Challenge or to get an information pack businesses should email or call the fundraising team at the hospice on 01942 525566.

Businesses must be signed up by September 8.