Busi­nesses de­liver fundrais­ing boost

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

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 jboyd@echos­pice.org.uk.

Cor­po­rate fundrais­ing team Camilla Crock­ett (left) and Jo Boyd

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