Cynthia Spencer Shops Challenge

26 February 2020 to 26 February 2021

The Cynthia Spencer Shops Challenge is an opportunity for teams of up to 8 to take over one of our shops for the day and try to raise as much money as possible for the hospice while you:

  • Work as a team using skills outside your usual experience
  • Understand how charity shops operate and support your local communities
  • Have some fun and team build with your colleagues

We recommend you start planning your Cynthia Spencer Shops Challenge day well in advance. You're welcome to use the support of the Cynthia Spencer shop team to help and advise you.

Your responsibilities:

  • Source as many donations as possible from your workplace, family and friends, remembering to Gift Aid them
  • Work with the shop team to get the donations on to the shop floor and ready for sale
  • Manage the window display and leaflet distribution (to get people into the shop), fundraising activities and social media coverage
  • Encourage as many family and friends to visit the shop on the day to increase your sales.

The Challenge Day:

You will need to sort, steam, price and merchandise your stock donations by working with the shop team.

Manage a structure for the day. For example, if you're going to hand out leaflets, where when and who will do this? What's the theme of the window display and who will create it?

Which shop are you going to work at:

Market Walk - Market Walk Shopping Centre, 3 Horse Market, Northampton NN1 4BX

St Leonards Road -  14 St Leonards Road, Far Cotton, Northampton,  NN4 8DP

Donation Station - Pondwood House, Pondwood Close, Moulton Park, Northampton NN3 6RT

The Winning Team:

The aim of the challenge is to get as many points as possible by:-

  • Generating the most stock donations for the Challenge Day
  • Signing up the largest number of new Gift Aid donors and getting the biggest sales growth measured against the same day in the previous year
  • Your team will receive 10 point per £20 growth year on year

Once you've completed your Cynthia Spencer Shops Challenge day, your result will be added to a leader board so you can see how you stack up against other Northampton businesses.

Download the Shops Challenge document on the right on this page and put it up on your noticeboards in your business and get a team together!

How to enter:

Just contact Nina on 01604 973348 or email to enter your team and get your challenge under way!

May the best team win!