Here at St Luke’s we are already looking forward to 2021!

There are lots of different ways to support St Luke’s and one way is to choose us as your Charity of the Year.

Whether you select a charity by a staff vote or a ‘pitch process’, we would love the opportunity to tell you more about St Luke’s and the how your support could help more people across Mid and South Cheshire.

Charity of the Year partnerships allow us to build momentum over 12 months. We can help you devise a plan of fundraising activities and volunteering opportunities for your staff. All the funds you raise will ‘stay local’ and support patients and their families.

It really doesn’t matter whether you are a team of 2 or 200 – we would love to have you on board.

You can start your Charity of the Year partnership at any time – call Andy in our fundraising team on 01606 555872 or email andy.bailey@slhospice.co.uk

How does a Charity of the Year partnership work?

* Let’s get together – It’s always a good idea to meet up and discuss how you want to support St Luke’s. We can share some of our ‘tried and tested’ workplace fundraising ideas, but really, the sky is the limit!

* How much would you like to raise? £100? £1000? £10,000? Get the staff on board and set your own fundraising target – something ambitious, but also achievable.

* Devise a fundraising plan – How you decide to raise funds for St Luke’s is up to you! It’s always a good idea to create a plan that will appeal to and excite your staff.

* Maximising our Partnership – We will work with you to generate press coverage, get your staff engaged and promote your activities on social media. You can also visit the Hospice to see the difference your fundraising is making.

* Go For It – We will leave you alone to get on with supporting St Luke’s, but if you ever need practical help or support, then we are only a phone call or email away!

It’s not just about raising funds…

Corporate Volunteering – There are lots of practical ways in which you can support St Luke’s. For example, you could help out in our charity shops, lend a hand tending the Hospice gardens or be part of our events teams. Quite often, businesses allow staff one or two ‘volunteer days’ days each year.

Donate ‘Gifts in Kind’ – By donating practical items or lending us your expertise, you can really help to save costs, raise funds and develop our services. For example, The Hollies Farm Shop donates ‘Christmas Day Lunch’ for our patients every year, while local Ford dealership, Cliff Dickenson and Son, give us a brand new car to use as a raffle prize!

Support our Events – OK, so 2020 hasn’t exactly been the year of live events, but ordinarily we would have a great range of activities and challenges to suit all types. We have got some great physical and virtual events planned for 2021 though, so watch this space.

What your fundraising means to St Luke’s

We receive just 15% of funding from the Government, which means we depend on the generosity of local companies of all shapes and sizes. Here is a quick guide to give you a flavour of how your support could help local people and their families:

  • £50 – provides 3 hours of specialist nursing care at the hospice
  • £100 – enables a patient to attend the Day Hospice
  • £500 – Provides 24 hours of 1:1 End of life care
  • £1,000 – Pays for a brand new bed on the Inpatient unit
  • £2,500 – Renovates and transforms a patient’s private room
  • £5,000 – Allows us to provide outreach programmes to support isolated patients at home
  • £10,000 – Covers the cost of our Day Hospice service for a full week, supporting 150 people

Don’t forget, we can support you too!

By selecting St Luke’s as your Charity of the Year, you are demonstrating  your commitment to the local area and local people. This is a partnership and we are always on hand to support you with the following:

Media Coverage – Writing and distributing press releases, photography and using the St Luke’s logo.

Marketing – Creating artwork for social media and designing posters.

Events support – Do you need more volunteers or help with completing a risk assessment?

Practical Things – Such as St Luke’s collection buckets, information flyers and T-shirts.

Motivation – Our Nurses and support staff are happy to visit your workplace to talk to staff about the vital role St Luke’s plays in our communities.

Any questions?

Call Andy for a friendly chat on 01606 555872 or email andy.bailey@slhospice.co.uk