A new initiative is being launched on the 13th of June at St. Mary’s Hospice in Ulverston to help raise much needed funds for them. It costs over £6,000 a day to run the Hospice and most of that comes from outside the NHS and relies on support from local people and business owners
Club 25 will be a business club of 25 local businesses who will be engaging with their employees to raise at least £1,000 per company p.a through fund raising events.
Big and small companies have already signed up to the scheme, and it is hoped that the launch on the 13th will galvanise enough interest to guarantee the Hospice an extra £25,000 p.a. of valuable funds.
Working with colleagues on a fundraising project can offer everyone involved the chance to meet new people, engage in teamwork, utilise new skills, make a positive impact on the community and have fun!
Holding a fundraising event for St Mary's has real benefits for the employer, employee and the charity. Whilst raising awareness (and funds) for the charity, you'll find that working together in this way can raise the profile of your organisation and greatly improve team morale, motivation and communication.
If you've never held event before, the idea of planning one may seem a little daunting. However, with the support you'll receive from St Mary's Fundraising team, all you will need is plenty of enthusiasm to make the experience enjoyable!
Whether it's holding a dress down day, or taking part in the Keswick to Barrow walk, there's an unlimited range of activities you can get involved in.
Their fundraisers can help you plan an event that is the best for your team, but don't feel you have to follow our suggestions. If you have an idea just run with it! Whatever you choose we can offer a range of supporting materials, such as posters and t-shirts, depending on the nature of your event.
For more information contact Martin Lewis Fundraiser extraordinaire at St. Mary’s on 01229 580305
The breakfast launch meeting will be at 8.30 am on Thursday the 13th of June in the Orangery at the hospice.