Calling Hertfordshire Businesses - Help Support Garden House Hospice
28th March 2010
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Garden House Hospice serves the communities of Letchworth, Baldock, Royston, Hitchin, Stevenage and surrounding villages for people, and their families, who are diagnosed with a life limiting illness. To keep the doors open they have to raise in excess of 1 million pounds each and every year.

In 2009 they held their first ever-sponsored walk at Midnight. The Hospice received tremendous support from local businesses in helping to make this exciting event happen which successfully raised much-needed funds.

The Starlight Walk 2010 is on 4th September and they hope to make it bigger and better this year. At midnight 800 ladies will be taking part in a sponsored walk around Letchworth and Hitchin ‘circling the Hospice with support’

The Hospice are looking for support from local companies this year to help them raise much needed money to continue the work of the hospice.

Opportunities you could consider include:-

  • Choose Garden House Hospice as your Charity of the year
  • Give as you earn
  • Event Sponsorship, Staff and fundraising, Match giving
  • Corporate entertainment
  • Join a business fundraising Group
  • Charity days
  • Annual or one off donations

Working with Garden House Hospice can offer a range of benefits:-

  • Enhance your company profile in the local area
  • Potential media coverage and recognition in Hospice publications
  • Increased staff morale 
  • Marketing opportunities, Company link on our website
  • A chance to network with other businesses

There are many examples of corporate support. Champneys of Henlow donated 500 ‘goodie bags’ for the 2009 Starlight Walk event.  Inspace Royston offered a team of staff to help with the mail shot of 6000 Hospice newsletters. NFU Mutual Hitchin adopted Garden House Hospice as their charity partner in 2010 for every new policy received within 1st April - 30th June, £20 will be donated by NFU to the Hospice. LV Hitchin and GSK Stevenage collected unwanted items from staff to donate to the Garden House Hospice shops.   Meadowcroft Foodservice Hitchin, supplied 7000 Cadburys Crème Eggs at an incredibly reduced rate, to place in the knitted Easter Chicks for our Easter Chick Campaign.

Whatever you choose to do to support Garden House Hospice you can be sure that your contribution will be helping to make a real difference to the lives of people in the community.  If your company would like to help Garden House Hospice in any way please contact: Tina Fletcher on 01462 679540 or 07771 850816

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