Whether through staff fundraising events or supporting the activities of Winchester Hospice, there are many different ways local businesses can choose to support the appeal to make a real difference to people in the local community facing life-limiting illness.
We’d love to hear from local companies and their employees who’d like to get involved and support Winchester Hospice. Get in touch with us on 01962 828353 or firstname.lastname@example.org to talk through opportunities today.
Charity of the Year
Nominating Winchester Hospice Appeal as your Charity of the Year is an excellent way of getting involved and helping to support your local community. We understand that it is not always possible for a company to commit to supporting us for a whole year; an alternative would be to hold a charity week or month in aid of the Winchester Hospice Appeal. Whichever way you are able to support us, we would be delighted to discuss the options with you.
Staff fundraising is an excellent and fun way to boost morale and motivate your staff. You can organise your own fundraising events in the workplace, such as a dress-down day, participate in community campaigns, take part in a challenge event, or support events and raise sponsorship.
Donating Prizes and Gifts
We rely on the generosity of local businesses to support us by donating items that we can use as raffle or tombola items.
Match funding is a great way to support your employees with their fundraising efforts, whilst also raising vital funds for a cause that’s important to them. Match funding can help to promote your organisation, build your Corporate Social Responsibility profile and enhance employee motivation.
Could you put together a team of work colleagues to volunteer your services as a group? Perhaps you could suggest that your company offers a certain amount of volunteering hours on a weekly or monthly basis?
In the future we would welcome your team’s help with maintenance tasks or gardening, but at this stage we would welcome help at fundraising events – helping us collect money on community stalls or street collections.
Show your customers that you are supporting the Winchester Hospice Appeal by placing a collection unit in a prominent place, such as in your reception area.
The units can be delivered and collected from you by our team of volunteers, making this an easy way to fundraise. We will, of course, let you know how much your collection unit has raised, so you can let your staff and visitors know the valuable contribution that they have made to the hospice.
Payroll Giving or Gift Aided Standing Orders
Payroll Giving is a simple and tax efficient way of giving to the Winchester Hospice Appeal directly from your salary. Your donation will be deducted from your salary or pay packet before the tax is removed. Here is a guide of what would be deducted from your salary and what the hospice would receive:
A donation of £10 per month would cost you just £8
A donation of £20 per month would cost you just £16
A donation of £50 per month would cost you just £40
If you are in a higher tax bracket, the amount deducted will be even less.
If you are interested in payroll giving, you can start almost immediately by downloading a simple form here. Once this is complete, you will just need to authorise your payroll department at work to take your gift out of your monthly salary.
Setting up a standing order is easy and you can do this via your bank. If you Gift Aid the donation, then we can claim the tax back.
If you donate £10, the hospice will receive xxxx
Judith Charmer, Fundraising Manager, is available on 01962 828353 or email her at email@example.com if you have any questions or would like to have a chat about working together with the hospice.