We value the support of local businesses – now more than ever.

First things first, we want to say a huge THANK YOU to every business that has supported us since the start of the pandemic in March last year – whether through donations of goods and services, staff volunteering their time to help out in our charity shops and behind the scenes or creative fundraising through virtual and actual events and challenges – we really can’t do any of this without the backing of our local communities and local businesses!

Of course St Luke’s remains open 24/7, continuing to provide the highest 1-2-1 care and support for local people and their families. Now more than ever we really do value your support. here are a few ways in which you can support us:

Corporate Volunteering – Although access to our Hospice remains limited, we still have volunteering opportunities – whether it’s supporting our gardening and maintenance teams or assisting in our charity shops.

Donating Gifts or your Expertise – Can your business offer St Luke’s a service or something practical to keep our running costs down? Or maybe you can lend us your expertise and knowledge?

Workplace Fundraising – With restrictions starting to ease, could your business do a bit for St Luke’s? Bake Sales, Raffles, Dress Down Days, Sporting Competitions etc… it’s totally your call.

Sponsorship – We have some great opportunities for a local business looking to align themselves with some of the biggest, mass-participation events and campaigns across Cheshire and the North West.

Take on a Challenge – We have a programme of ‘ready-made’ challenges, including walks, bike rides and skydives – or of course you could just devise your own!

Why support St Luke’s?

When we asked local businesses why they chose to support St Luke’s, these are some of the most popular reasons:

  • We are using our business ‘for the greater good‘ – helping to fulfil our CSR objectives.
  • It’s proving a really good way of encouraging team work and building staff morale
  • It allows us to generate great PR and marketing opportunities – for our business and of course the Hospice
  • There are good networking opportunities with other local businesses
  • All the money raised stays local, supporting people that live and work in our communities

Could St Luke’s be your ‘Charity of the Year’?

The general idea is that you get together with colleagues to see how much you can raise within 12 months – usually at the start of a calendar eg 1st January 2022 or at a date of your choosing. Set yourself a fundraising target (something achievable, but also ambitious!) and create a rough plan of how your fundraising might take shape – probably best to have a nice mix of everything eg a Physical Challenge, a Raffle, ‘Dress Down’ Days, Cake Sales etc.

We will do our best to highlight your fundraising efforts through the local and regional press and our own social media channels. And of course we can supply you with St Luke’s collection buckets, T-Shirts and posters to help make your fundraising even more successful. It’s a great way to build staff motivation, team building and increase your company’s profile.

Read more at our dedicated Charity of the Year page or email andy.bailey@slhospice.co.uk  for more details.

Could you take on a challenge for St Luke’s?

We’ve seen a real rise over the past couple of years of workplaces creating their own bespoke challenges! For example, a team from 1825 Financial in Crewe walked 18.25Km along Cheshire’s canals, four members of Principia Law in Northwich ‘braved the shave’ and a dozen workmates from Essential Cuisine in Winsford went kayaking down 20 miles of the River Dee!

Alternatively, we have a fantastic portfolio of ready-made Challenges to suit all people – everything from skydives to firewalks, and muddy obstacle courses to international mountainous treks – in short, we’ve got in covered.

Challenges are simply a brilliant for team-building and something workmates remember for years to come!

Other ways you can support St Luke’s…

It’s not just about fundraising – there are plenty of other ways you can help:

  • Sign up for our weekly Lottery  – there is a top prize of £1500, and it’s just £1 to play!
  • Match-fundraise the fundraising achievements of your staff
  • Save us money – do you have a product or service that could help us run more efficiently?
  • Donate a prize to help us generate more funds
  • Volunteer for the Hospice – we have lots of opportunities waiting to be filled!

Get in touch…

If you would like to discuss how your business could support St Luke’s Hospice, then we’d love to hear from you. Call Andy in our fundraising team on 01606 555872 or email andy.bailey@slhospice.co.uk