Local business raises £35,000 for St Barnabas Hospice in just two years and wins award

22nd April 2020

HomeLet staff

HomeLet has raised an incredible £35,000 for St Barnabas Hospice and won an award during their two-year charity partnership.

After two years of working in partnership with St Barnabas Hospice, HomeLet has raised £35,000 for the end-of-life care charity. This incredible amount of money could fund a day of hospice care across Lincolnshire, 256 nurse visits to patients at home or 2,047 bereavement support sessions for individuals.

It costs £11.9 million each year for St Barnabas Hospice to continue providing care and support to people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness and their families and carers.

It was recently announced at the National Association of Hospice Fundraisers conference that HomeLet and St Barnabas Hospice collectively won the Corporate Partnership award, beating other hospices from around the country.

Helen Lloyd, Engagement and Communications Manager at HomeLet, said:

“We love supporting the Hospice. They’re so easy to work with and we know many people who have benefitted from their care, including many colleagues.

“This will be our third year of supporting St Barnabas Hospice. Our employees love the Challenge events that the Hospice organises and it’s great because HomeLet have agreed to pay all entry fees so that all the staff member has to do is raise the money. There are people who did challenges last year for the Hospice who are queuing up to do more (as soon as we are able) this year!

“We’ve done so many different things to raise the money for St Barnabas and have the support of our wonderful charity committee. We’ve had a giant Monopoly game, Jaffa Cake Friday, monthly bingo, cake baking competitions. Someone raffled off a McDonalds breakfast and we’re planning to do a ‘dress as what you wanted to be as a kid’ day, complete with school dinners and biscuits and milk for break time. There is nothing we won’t try.”

“We offer an employee Wellbeing Day each year, which means they get a free day to do whatever they think will best improve their wellbeing. I think some of our colleagues will use this to volunteer for the Hospice, whether that’s in their sorting warehouse, gardens or at an event.”

Caroline Swindin, Fundraising Development Manager at St Barnabas Hospice, added:

“All the employees at HomeLet are an absolute pleasure to work with and we’re delighted that they will once again be supporting St Barnabas Hospice this year. HomeLet has announced that they will be 100% match funding again this year, meaning they will match the amount their staff fundraises to double the final total. I really look forward to working with them during 2020.”

Partnering with a charity is a great way to motivate staff, like HomeLet has done. It improves your corporate social responsibility and recognises that your company is taking steps to improve the world around them. To discuss a charity partnership with St Barnabas Hospice, email caroline.swindin@stbarnabashospice.co.uk or call 07435 970 309.

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