Contributed by St Elizabeth Hospice
30/11/2020 - St Elizabeth Hospice
Following the launch of its Be a Star Christmas appeal, St Elizabeth Hospice has thanked businesses across the region for joining its Match Giving campaign and is calling on the local public to make the first week of December a bumper week for Be a Star.
From 1st to 7th December, the independent Suffolk charity is hosting a Christmas Match Giving campaign, which will see every £1, up to a total of £13,000, raised for Be a Star by the local community matched by the generosity of businesses in the area.
All funds generated by the Christmas Match Giving will go towards the hospice’s Be a Star appeal. A campaign encouraging the communities of Norfolk and Suffolk to support the hospice over the festive period.
Liz Baldwin, Corporate and Sponsorship Fundraising Manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, explained: “We are always grateful for the community support we receive and are so pleased to have so many local businesses taking part in our first-ever Christmas Match Giving campaign.
“Earlier this month our Be a Star appeal launched, a campaign which encourages the public to raise funds, volunteer their time or help the hospice in any way they can in order to make the world of difference to members of their community during very difficult times in their lives.
“By contributing to Be a Star, in the first week of December, you will be helping us maximise the impact of the appeal with our Christmas Match Giving doubling all funds raised during this week, thanks to the generosity of local businesses!”
Over Christmas, St Elizabeth Hospice will provide vital care to hundreds of people living with progressive and life-limiting illnesses and their families across East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney. For many of whom it will be their last Christmas together and every and donation towards the Be a Star and Match Giving appeals will make a difference.
A number of businesses, including Beatons Group, Bluebell Mortgages, George Baker and Stonham Barns Park, have joined the Match Giving campaign
Stephanie Hammond, Director at Beatons Group, said: “We are delighted to be able to support St Elizabeth Hospice with its Be a Star Christmas appeal.
“Unfortunately, I have had personal experience of the hospice as my step-dad fought cancer before he passed away in 2019. The expertise and compassion of all of the staff at St Elizabeth Hospice was invaluable at such a difficult time.
“The coronavirus pandemic has made the job the hospice does even more difficult so we couldn’t be happier to show our appreciation for the vital service the charity provides.”
For more information or to join St Elizabeth Hospice’s Match Giving appeal visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/be-a-star/fundraising/match-giving/.
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