WEST Craven Insurance Services (WCIS) raised more than £4,000 and won an award at Pendleside Hospice's annual Corporate Challenge awards dinner.

Recently staged at Burnley Mechanics, the event sees businesses compete to raise money for the hospice, with WCIS contributing £4,008.61 towards the grand total of £96,251.

The innovative concept saw the hospice give companies £50, asking them to turn it into as much as they could during a four-month period.

West Craven Insurance Services won the #PendlesideCorp Social Media Engagement Award.

In addition, the company's Kimberley Chapman came runner-up and was highly commended as best female fundraiser. Kimberley was instrumental in WCIS fundraising activities, organising many events, including an incredibly successful golf day.

Kimberley said: “It’s been such a great and rewarding experience and the whole of the team at West Craven have worked tremendously hard putting on the events, but we also had fun on the way, too.

"It was a great effort by so many people.”

WCIS director, Ian Clarkson, said: “We’re really proud to have raised much-needed funds for Pendleside Hospice and taken part in such a brilliant initiative.

"Most of us have, at some point, experienced friends or family with life-limiting illnesses, and it’s both humbling and inspiring to see the amazing support for people provided by our wonderful hospice.”

Christina Cope, from Pendleside Hospice, said: “We’re really grateful to have had a number of prominent businesses, like West Craven Insurance Services, taking part in the challenge and getting so much commitment from all their members of staff.

“They know they’ve made a huge contribution to the continued work the hospice does in helping people living with life-limiting illnesses.”