As a Charity we rely heavily on the kindness and generosity of our local community. Although we receive some funding from the NHS we need to raise over 75% of our running costs in order to ensure that this vital help is available when needed and remains free of charge to the patients and their families.
There are many ways to support Hospice at Home:
- Attending an event – We offer a full and varied events calendar, with occasions organised throughout our area.
- With a cash gift – We receive donations, grants and ‘in memory’ collections.
- Joining our monthly draw – We have a Lottery with monthly prizes of £250, £100 and £50.
- Giving unwanted items to our shops – We are given excellent quality donated goods to sell at our shops in Carlisle and Penrith.
- Organising an event – We work with local individuals, businesses and organisations to support their events in aid of Hospice at Home.
- Volunteering time – We offer many volunteering opportunities within our Care Teams, Shops, Fundraising Office, and at events.
- Taking part in a Challenge event – We support anyone wishing to take on a challenge or sponsored event.
- Leaving a lasting gift – We receive Legacy gifts, from those wishing to leave a lasting memory in their wills.
- Making a regular contribution – We are pledged funds via payroll giving and standing orders, and have an active Business Partners Scheme.
- Raising Awareness on Social Media – We have Twitter and Facebook pages and encourage supporters to engage with us.
Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland would like to provide the following reassurance about its rigorous approach to fundraising:
- We follow the Institute of Fundraising Code of Practice.
- We treat donors in accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998.
- We only use third party fundraisers’ platforms such as MyDonate, Just Giving and Virgin Money Giving Limited to help ‘challenge event’ fundraisers to raise funds and claim Gift Aid.
- We only use third parties such as Global Adventures Challenges Limited for individuals who wish to take part in organised challenge events such as climbing Kilimanjaro or cycling from London to Paris.
- We submit returns on time to the Charity Commission, to Companies House and to the local licensing authority.
- We have systems in place to ensure we are complying with all applicable statutory requirements and are governed by the Companies Act 2006 and by the Charity Commission
Things we don’t do:
- Make cold calls
- Make calls asking for standing orders or direct debits to be increased
- Pass on to any third party information held about an individual
- Sell on data
- Employ ‘chuggers’ (charity muggers)