A Middlesbrough-based hospice recently presented companies with the opportunity of supporting end of life care by choosing to become a corporate partner.
Teesside Hospice launched the partnerships during a lunch, invitations were limited to decision-makers, chief executives and directors of local companies.
The new strategy has proved immensely successful with the charity already receiving a generous amount of support from the companies that attended. The lunch was sponsored by Crathorne Hall Hotel and Cornerstone Business Solutions.
Similar lunches will be hosted in June, October and March each year. The next lunch is at Rockliffe Hall Hotel on October 25, with NEECC chief executive James Ramsbotham the keynote speaker.
During the lunch Anne Cooling, head of corporate development, gave an outline on how partnerships with Teesside Hospice can go a long way to support a company’s public image whilst also providing team building opportunities and more importantly helping to support a much needed end of life service to our communities.
Tees mayor Ben Houchen made an important day for Teesside Hospice even more special by sharing how Teesside is growing and prospering.
Chief executive David Smith said: “The need for fundraising is ever greater, ever more urgent. For some charities, it will be impossible to meet the growing need to fund their work without the support of the community.
“Now more than ever Teesside Hospice is seeking backing from the corporate sector and the business community.”
Anne, who has many years’ experience of corporate partnerships, is looking to help secure the long-term financial security of local patients and their families.
“We have an opportunity here to make a real difference to the Teesside community by encouraging companies to consider how a charity partnership can benefit their company and employees,” said Anne.
“Teesside Hospice is engaging with business leaders and decision-makers throughout the Tees Valley to raise awareness within the corporate sector. The aspiration is to ensure the long term security for the hospice and ultimately to protect the end-of-life care provision to the local community.”
Teesside Hospice corporate partners currently include Access Loft Conversions, Barclays, Baxter Personnel, The Clinkard Group, Colin McGinley Independent Family Funeral Service, Cornerstone Business Solutions, Crathorne Hall Hotel, Darlington Building Society, IKM Testing (UK), MC Ware IT Solutions, Middlesbrough Football Club, Ramsdens Financial, Rockliffe Hall, Soundswright and The Creative Alchemist.
Teesside Hospice provides 24-hour end-of-life care 365 days a year to more than 3,000 patients.
For more information about Teesside Hospice go to teessidehospice.org