Businesses deliver fundraising boost
A NEW team at East Cheshire Hospice is getting set to ‘do the business.’
Headed by Camilla Crockett, the corporate team has some big ideas to engage with businesses in the East Cheshire area over the next year.
The first step of their new corporate strategy is to introduce businesses to the 500 Club where members undertake to donate at least £500 per year to the hospice over a three-year period.
“We have great support from businesses in our community and it would be good to be able to engage with companies over a longer period of time,” said Camilla.
“We have to raise 83 per cent of our funds every single day, so we really need support from the business community to help us achieve this.”
Members of the 500 Club will enjoy a range of benefits including special networking events, publicity and use of the hospice logo.
Camilla, the corporate and community relationships manager at the hospice, says there’s a huge amount of goodwill among the business community in East Cheshire and the corporate team will concentrate on engaging or re-engaging with businesses as much as possible.
Helping Camilla with the new corporate plan is Jo Boyd from Macclesfield who joined the hospice fundraising team at Christmas.
Originally from Hertfordshire, Jo, a former licensing manager for Nike working with Manchester United, says she’s really looking forward to growing corporate support for the hospice.
“A partnership with us can help businesses with their marketing and publicity or supporting staff development,” said Jo. “The corporate team is here to help businesses and to make it easy for them to support us.”
The team recently enjoyed success with Bring A Pound To Work Day with more than 80 employers taking part. The simple idea, to bring ‘old’ £1 coins to work before they go out of circulation in October, caught the imagination of many businesses and employees.
Any businesses who would like to meet Camilla or Jo can contact them on 01625 665691 or email@example.com.
Corporate fundraising team Camilla Crockett (left) and Jo Boyd