No matter how big or small your business is, there are lots of ways you can support St Luke’s.
We are always keen to hear from local workplaces interested in supporting St Luke’s. These are the main ways in which you might be able to help:
Volunteering your time – by supporting our gardening and maintenance teams or helping in one of our charity shops
Donating ‘Gifts in Kind‘ – can you offer something to the Hospice to keep our running costs down? Our maybe you can supply us with your expertise and knowledge?
Fundraising – we receive just 15% of funding from the Government, which means we need to raise 85% from our local community and corporate supporters.
Sponsorship – we have a range of events, campaigns and opportunities that all require sponsorship. By aligning yourself with our cause, we believe we can offer you a very special relationship.
Events and Challenges – we have a calendar of activities for you to participate in, there really is something for everybody. Or of course we can work with you to create your very own event or challenge!
We are passionate about building long-lasting partnerships that help St Luke’s – both now and in the future.
Why support St Luke’s Hospice?
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 – both for the Hospice and our business
- There are good networking opportunities
- All the money raised stays local, supporting people that live and work in our communities
So how does it work? The general idea is that you get together with colleagues to see how much you can raise throughout the year. Set yourself a 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 media, and of course we will share all of your activities through our own social media channels. Plus we have a dedicated Events Team that can help turn your ideas in to something extra special, and our fundraising staff and volunteers are always on hand to guide and support.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Why not set yourself a challenge?
We have a fantastic portfolio of Challenges to suit all people, all ready for you to look at! Whether you fancy something to get the adrenaline going eg a skydive or bungee jump, or something to test the stamina such as the Great Wall of China Trek or London to Paris cycle ride – then we’ve got it covered.
Alternatively, we are on hand to assist with any ideas you have of your own. For example, last year a team of keen cyclists from Tata Chemicals rode the 150KM of the ‘Cheshire Ring’ canal system over a weekend to celebrate the company’s 150th anniversary, and in the Summer workmates from Essential Cuisine in Northwich walked the Sandstone Trail in just one day.
Our Challenges are brilliant for team-building and something workmates remember for years to come!
So, how can your workplace support St Luke’s?
It’s not just about fundraising – there are plenty of other ways you can help:
- Create your OWN challenge bespoke to your business and your staff
- Sign up for our weekly Lottery – there is a top prize of £1500, and it’s just £1 to play!
- Employers pledging to ‘match-fundraise’ their staff sponsorship
- Allowing us to come in to your workplace and engage with your staff
- ‘Volunteer at the Hospice’ Days
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 email@example.com