We couldn’t do it without you

As you may be aware, here at St Luke’s we receive just 15% of our funding from the Government, which means we have to rely on the generous support of local people and local businesses to fundraise the rest. This is YOUR Hospice and we are here to support local people and their families at a time in their lives when they need it most.

The backing from local businesses means we can continue to provide care and support free of charge, and there are plenty of ways in which your workplace could help 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 easing, could your workplace do a bit for St Luke’s? Raffles, Dress Down Days, Physical Challenges, Sporting Competitions etc… it’s totally your call.

Sponsorship – We have some great opportunities for you to align your business with some of the most popular 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

Let’s have some fun…

Could we be your ‘Charity of the year’?

Supporting St Luke’s over a 12 month period allows time to build momentum within your workplace and get yoiur staf and even customers involved. The general idea is that you get together with colleagues to see how much you can raise within 12 months. Set yourself a fundraising target and create a rough plan of how your fundraising might take shape.

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:

  • Play our weekly Lottery  – there is a top prize of £1500, and it’s just £1 to play!
  • Match-fundraise – could you offer to match the fundraising achievements of your staff?
  • Save us money – do you have a product or offer a service that could help us run more efficiently?
  • Donate a prize – something that we could raffle or auction to help us generate funds
  • Become a ‘Business Buddy’ – a regular donation of just £25 per month helps us plan for the future

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