Milton Keynes businesses invited to take up the Tuesday Challenge

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MK Community Foundation and full service marketing agency Interdirect have teamed up to challenge local businesses to complete the #GivingTuesday Challenge Cup this winter.

MK Dons SET, Snozone, Nuffield Health, Ellis Brigham, MK Dons SET and Bounce are setting sporting challenges for business teams to compete against each other to win the Challenge Cup and raise as much money as possible in just one day.

#GivingTuesday, the international day of giving, comes to MK for the second year and local businesses will be fundraising to save lives in MK.

Money raised on the day will go towards MK Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter fund, helping vulnerable people in MK

survive the tough winter months.

Speaking of the challenge, Nicholas Mann, Managing Director of Interdirect said: “I can’t encourage you enough to sign up for this challenge and give anything you can on #GivingTuesday to help us raise awareness and funds for this fantastic cause.”

Milton Keynes College, EMW Law, Jeanius Consulting, Fossil Group and Countrywide are among the first companies to sign up, with space for a total of ten teams to join the challenge, which saw more than £1,200 raised for the Surviving Winter fund in 2014.

“We are delighted to be taking part in this year’s challenge for such a worthwhile cause – although we’re not quite sure what we’ve let ourselves in for…please be gentle!” said Aimee Barrable, Principal at EMW Law.

“Fossil Group are really excited to be taking part in Giving Tuesday; through our work with the Fossil Foundation we are always looking for new and exciting ways to give back to the local community.” said Karly Walters of Fossil Group.

Kaye Dwight, Head of Business Engagement at MK College said ‘We can’t wait to get together with other businesses to support Milton Keynes.  The challenge sounds like a lot of fun, if a little scary!’

MK Dons SET, who will be providing an activity for challengers to take part in on the day, said: “MK Dons SET are so proud to be part of this fantastic challenge, the money raised for the Surviving Winter fund really does help those most in need. Please give whatever you can on #GivingTuesday” John Cove, Chief Executive, MK Dons Sport and Education Trust.

If your business is up for the challenge, join Interdirect and MK Community Foundation by emailing giving@mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk to save your space for this extraordinary challenge.

For further information visit www.mkcommunityfoundation.co.uk/Event/givingtuesdaychallenge