Monday, 19 March 2012

Only Smarties Have the Answer

[caption id="attachment_2284" align="alignleft" width="225" caption="Chloe Webb organises the Smarties Challenge for the 2nd year running. She is hoping to double the amount raised in 2011."][/caption]

NAC's Chloe Webb has a simple but effective idea for her Community Week fundraising, which went well last year and she hopes will be doubly rewarding in 2012.

Chloe explains:

We provide a free tube of smarties to anyone who's willing to take part.  Once they have enjoyed the chocolate, they simply put their spare 20p pieces in the tube between now and Community week and the money collected goes to our chosen charities.  You can get £12.40 in each tube and when it is just your change from the coffee machine or 20p you found in your purse today you don’t notice it.  We raised over £300 last year and we’re hoping to double that in 2012 just by starting earlier.  People can have a tube of their own or they can share one with colleagues around them.  Anyone that wants another tube to fill once theirs is full is more than welcome to more free chocolate.  It’s a great event.  It takes little organising and is easy for everyone to participate no matter how busy they are, so the whole team can get involved.

Two local charities will benefit from this great idea, Cancer Support, Bradford and Airedale plus SACAR.

Community Champion Jackie Atkinson said:

The Cancer Support Centre offers support to local people suffering from all types of cancer and most of us are affected by this disease in one way or another.  SACAR  is another local charity that supports adults with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome in leading an independent life.

Everyone from the NAC and BLS is able to take part and the total raised will be notified during Community Week.

Looks like chocolate and fundraising is a winning combination!


  1. Fantastic idea! And a great excuse to indulge in some chocolate : )

  2. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive19 March 2012 at 02:34

    Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most effective. Congratulations Chloe, on finding a new idea which should inspire others.