Friends For The Future – Regular Giving
Why become a regular giver?
Regular giving plays a crucial part of Hospice fundraising. It is one of the most cost effective ways to raise vital funds to meet the day to day running of all charity organisations such as the Mary Ann Evans Hospice and it allows us to plan for the future.
May I please ask that you seriously consider becoming a hospice ‘Friend for the Future’ Our ‘Friends’ choose what amount to donate and how often and payments can be cancelled at any time. The easiest way to donate is by standing order as payments are automatic and therefore we can keep all administration costs to a minimum.
Some charities will use agencies to recruit donors and take a large commission in the process. You’ve probably been approached in the street by such organisations. This is usually followed by calls asking for an increase in your donation. All our regular donors deal directly with us, no middle men and no large commissions to pay. We do not ‘pester’ our donors for more money and please be assured that .90p of every £1 you donate goes on our patient services. Our most popular donation is £13.00 every 3 months, which equates to £1.00 per week. You have to ask what that pound will buy you every week? When you add it to all our other ‘Friends’ pounds it buys Hospice at Home care, it buys Bereavement support, it buys Day Care for our patients and much more.
If you are interested please feel free to call me and I can take you through the set up process which is simple. You may not need the services we offer but your pound each week will ensure that we are here for the people who do.
Tel: 024 7686 5439
Gifts in Memory
A gift in memory is a special way to remember a loved one. Not only does it honour their memory it also helps to provide care and support for others in our community.
In lieu of flowers at a funeral
Instead of buying flowers for a funeral some families choose to ask for a donation to be made to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice. We can provide envelopes and tins should you need them. Your funeral director may be able to advise you if you let them know you would like to support the Mary Ann Evans Hospice.
Leaving a Gift in your Will
Gifts in Wills enable us to care for 1 in 7 of our patients. There are many reasons why people choose to support the Mary Ann Evans Hospice and if you are considering leaving a Gift in your Will to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice, thank you very much. Large or small a gift from you can help us to continue to provide our care and support.
If you would like to learn more please contact us on 024 7686 5450.
Light up a Life
The annual Mary Ann Evans Hospice Light up a Life campaign provides the opportunity to dedicate a light on the Hospice tree and remember someone special. Lights can be dedicated for a donation of your choice.
Thank you to all who supported our Light up a Life 2016 Services.
Many people will have unwanted or unsuitable festive gifts left lying around or taking up valuable wardrobe space. If so, then please donate them to the Mary Ann Evans Hospice. You can drop them off either at the Hospice or at any of our Hospice shops. Items can be resold or raffled off to help raise funds.
Host a Fundraising Event
We rely for 2/3’s of our income on the support of the local community to carry out our work, caring for our patients and their families at the Day Hospice and out in the community.
We could not do it without you! We can support you by providing Hospice materials and information for your event and help with ideas.
For more information about planning and organising your own event please call the Fundraising office on 024 7686 5439 and request a Fundraising Pack, which is full of information to help you.