Innovative ideas helped companies raise more than £21,000 for Loros and Rainbows hospices.
The Accumulator Charity Challenge saw the charities give about 20 businesses £50 each and challenge them to raise as much money as possible in a three-month period last year.
Barry Rivers Trading company, based in Meridian Business Park, raised the most cash – £4,000 from a two-day clothing sale.
The award for the most innovative fund-raising idea went to Enderby-based Venture Forms, which staged a comedy show.
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Alex Gamble, Loros corporate fund-raiser, said: "It is fantastic that so many companies got on board this year. It is a great, cost-effective team-building opportunity which also enables your company to give something back to the community – it's win, win for everyone involved."
Cathy Bown, of Rainbows, said: "It is such a fun and versatile way for companies to raise money for charity."
To be part of The Accumulator Challenge in 2013 between March and July, call Cathy on 07876 500 632 or e-mail:
Underprivileged children got a gift this Christmas thanks to a £1,600 toy donation by two Loughborough companies.
PR agency Champions (UK) Plc and Geoff's Toys donated the toys to Leicestershire County Council's social services department before Christmas.
A spokeswoman for Champions said: "For so many children, the festive period does not guarantee gifts and happiness.
"For many families, their financial or social situation means that they are unable to provide gifts for their children, as well as many children living away from their relatives in care or foster homes.
"The gifts meant that the children received their own toy to enjoy this Christmas, giving them a happy memory and reminding them that there are people thinking about them throughout the year."
People looking for a new year challenge are being invited to join Leicester De Montfort Round Table.
Jason Thomson, of the Round Table, said: "The new year provides an opportunity to look at life and make some changes.
"Round Table is always open to new members and it's interesting that we tick more than a few boxes for those looking to keep this year's resolution."
To find out more, e-mail:
or visit: www.roundtable.co.uk/findoutmore