BARNSLEY Hospice has raised more than £25,000 over one month through its ‘Accumulator Challenge’.

The challenge saw 20 teams do their best to turn a £30 loan into as much money as possible throughout the month of March.

Teams did everything including making orange gelato, fancy dress, hosting raffles and crafting a Barnsley Hospice-themed cocktail, as they worked to honour the hospice’s 30th anniversary.

Altogether they made £25,024 over the month, meaning that the Accumulator Challenge has raised more than £100,000 since it launched in 2018.

This year the team ‘Little and Large Charity Challenges’, led by Gavin Cole, took the top honours, raising £6,727 with fundraising including a ‘Pedal for Patients’ event, where the team spent hours riding on static bikes in shops.

Gavin said: “We’re thrilled to be crowned champions of the 2024 Accumulator Challenge.

“This victory isn’t just ours, it belongs to everyone who contributed and supported us.

“We’re really making a difference together, and we’re proud to be part of something so important.”

Simon Atkinson, corporate partnerships manager at Barnsley Hospice, added: “The generosity and creativity demonstrated by our participants year after year continues to inspire us.

“Their dedication helps us to continue providing care and support to the people of Barnsley, and we cannot thank them enough.”