Published on: Monday 10 Jan 2022 at 13:25
Our business supporters help our Hospice to change lives
With the turn of a New Year, we’d like to say a huge thank you to our business partners who have supported us as their Charity of the Year.
What is a Charity of the Year partnership?
A Charity of the Year partnership entails working with us for the duration of a year. Local businesses help raise both vital income, and awareness of our services.
We’ve pulled together some awe-inspiring stories from our business supporters.
Stephen Way – Senior Project Surveyor @ Alinea
“alinea have been in partnership with St Clare for nearly 2 years now. We voted for St Clare as our chosen Charity Partner in March 2020 after they cared for the parent of one of our valued colleagues in their final months of life. St Clare also supported our colleague through a difficult period in the months afterwards. Supporting local charities through fundraising and volunteering activities is a key part of our Social Value agenda. We are committed to making a difference to people’s lives where possible. We place great value on our relationship with St Clare. We’re grateful for the opportunity they’ve given us to work with them and for the rewarding friendship we’ve developed.
“Though a difficult time we’re proud to have raised £8,000 for St Clare. We’ve hosted numerous events; including a London to Windsor cycle ride; a Summer Sports Day; Christmas raffle and ‘March for alinea’ (in which we collectively logged enough steps to walk to Bangkok). We also organised a successful volunteering day at the hospice earlier this year, which was enjoyed by everyone involved. We hope our practical skills have proven to be of benefit!
“As well as raising money, it’s been a pleasure to be involved in a number of events, too. From `Networking with Heart’ talks on Zoom; to the Summer Party and Winter Ball, where it was great to finally be able to meet the staff and other supporters of the charity in person. Both were great evenings that will live in our memories for years to come.”
Alinea have raised over £8,000!
Julie Martin – Administration Manager @ CloudMargin
“The team voted for St Clare Hospice in 2019/20 as they supported a member or our team during a difficult period. We wanted to give something back. We extended this into 2021 as the pandemic meant we could not raise as much as we originally aimed to do.
“In the 2 years we have supported St Clare, we have carried out various team events to raise funds. Including a Team Bake-off; Family Fun Day Picnic; Christmas Jumper competition; Christmas Baking Competition; Euros Sweepstake; Gingerbread House Building Competition; Easter Egg competition.
“CloudMargin has a strong CSR policy, which we are very proud of. To that end, our employees are deeply involved and vote each year on the causes that we support. There is always a personal alignment with the various causes, and also match our values. The whole team believes in giving back to the community.”
CloudMargin have raised over £3,000!
Nominate St Clare as your Charity of the Year
Nominating St Clare Hospice as your company’s Charity of the Year is a great way to show ongoing and dedicated commitment to supporting your local community.
By affiliating with St Clare, we’ll also proudly support you throughout your fundraising journey. And, we’ll look to promote our partnership to local networks and the public. By entering a one-year partnership with us, your colleagues, clients and customers will know that your support for St Clare is contributing to vital care and support that touches the lives of neighbours, friends and family.
Get in touch
If you’d like to support St Clare Hospice in any way through your place of work, we’d love to hear from you! We’re always happy to chat through any questions or ideas you may have about corporate partnerships. So, please do get in touch.
Call our Fundraising team on 01279 773750
Email our Corporate Fundraiser, Charlotte Durham, at [email protected]