Business Buddies are local businesses who believe in the importance of hospice care in our community, through partnership working and regular donations these companies support the future of St Luke’s and the community in which their staff, families and friends live and work.
How your business can help
Business Buddies allows your business to create a partnership with St Luke’s, and we kindly ask for you to commit to a regular monthly donation of your choosing. This enables us to plan for our future with more certainty and to continue to improve the services that we offer local people. St Luke’s relies upon the support of local businesses to help to raise the £8,614 it costs to run hospice services every single day.
Joining Business Buddies will benefit your business
- It will help you to meet your corporate social responsibility goals and boost staff morale
- We offer you unique opportunities to network. We will invite you to free Business Buddy networking events to meet our other corporate supporters
- We will feature your business on our website and social media pages, helping you to build your business brand in the local community and generate business
- We will provide you with a certificate which identifies your business as a Business Buddy
- You will receive regular updates about hospice news and events
Your regular donation will help St Luke’s to plan more effectively for our future
Becoming a Business Buddy will mean that we can continue to provide a high standard of care to the people in our local community, at a time when they need it most.
Below are some examples of what your monthly donation could mean for our patients:
Pay for a Therapy
Each day we support around 20 patients with a complementary therapy, these ease the mental and physical pain a life-limiting illness can bring by relaxing patients. If you gave a donation of £25 a month, you would pay for one of these days each year.
Pay for a Nurse
It costs around £30,000 each year to fund a nurse at St Luke’s. If you and 59 other local companies gave a donation of just £42 a month, you would enable one of our expertly trained nurses to provide exceptional care to literally hundreds of people throughout the year.
Pay for a Bed
We have 10 beds at our Hospice and each one costs us around £100,000 a year to run, providing 24 hour care every single day. If you and 99 other local companies gave a donation of £80 a month you would pay for one of these beds for 365 days.
Pay for a Day
During a typical day St Luke’s will support around 30 local people through a range of services from complementary therapies, to 1:1 care, to bereavement support. A donation of £716 a month will enable you to pay for a chosen day in the year which could be a special date in your calendar.