Deborah backs Children’s Hospice SW £50 Challenge
Deborah is proud to be backing a new corporate fundraising initiative to support Children’s Hospice South West .
The £50 Challenge encourages companies to use their business skills and innovation to generate as much money as possible for the children’s charity. Passionate about the cause, Deborah is calling for businesses to make a real difference in their local community and put themselves to the test with The £50 Challenge.
Children’s Hospice South West will provide you with a £50 start-up investment, it’s then over to you to put your business brain and money making acumen to the test by growing this amount as much as legally and ethically possible in just three months.
Deborah explains: “It is easy when times get hard to just worry about business on a day to day basis and look inward. Engaging with the community is so important for companies to look outward and do some real good – and you will feel great about the business too as a result.
“It’s a wonderful thing to be able to come together and get motivated to do something fun, and out of that fun comes good. It’s not just about handing money over, it’s about telling the story of Children’s Hospice South West and it is so important for people to know there is this amazing place.”
Children’s Hospice South West’s homely hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in North Somerset, and Little Harbour in Cornwall – provide a loving and caring place for families with children who are not expected to reach adulthood. These families visit the charity’s special children’s hospices for respite stays and the opportunity to make the most of the precious time they have together.
The specially trained staff at the hospices also provide care in emergencies, at the end of life, throughout bereavement and beyond. Their work has a lasting effect on the families they support.
Deborah, recognises how vital the work of Children’s Hospice South West is. She says: “These are our children and our families in our region – I can really see the importance of having a place to be with people who understand, who know how to be around you to make this awful thing as painless as it could possibly be.”
Children’s Hospice South West is honoured to have Deborah’s backing. Their Head of Corporate Fundraising, Emma Lloyd, says: “Having Deborah on board for The £50 Challenge is truly incredible, and we hope it will inspire businesses to put their entrepreneurial skills to the test and get involved. As a charity we simply couldn’t provide the vital service we do without such support and this is a both a fun and challenging way to help.”
If you think your business has what it takes to convert your £50 into big money for Children’s Hospice South West visit www.chsw.org.uk/the50challenge to find out more and motivate yourself with a special message from Deborah.