In July 2020 Hospice UK were selected as one of The PwC Foundation’s national fundraising partners 2020-2023, which has been extended a year to mitigate the impact of Covid-19.
Since we began working together, PwC have donated over £250,000 to Hospice UK. Colleagues have raised vital funds for hospice care through a variety of different fundraising initiatives, especially during their annual day of fundraising and volunteering 'One Firm One Day'.
PwC colleagues have also been using their skills to support end of life care in the UK by providing pro bono support to both Hospice UK and our member hospices.
Our partnership also aims to raise awareness of key issues facing the hospice sector. PwC have been involved in our key campaigns including Hospice Care Week and Dying Matters Awareness Week. We were delighted when the Embankment Place office lit up yellow in support of hospice care!
The Co-operative Bank
Hospice UK has a proud history of working with The Co-operative Bank over the past 20 years.
We have been one of the Bank’s Everyday Rewards partners since 2016, an initiative which enables customers to donate to charity and so far generous Everyday Rewards customers have donated over £210,000 to Hospice UK, enabling us to support and champion hospice care across the UK.
In 2021, The Co-operative Bank provided additional support to Hospice UK in response to our Covid-19 Emergency Appeal. The Bank donated an incredible £75,000 which helped us secure vital government funding and PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for over 200 hospices on the frontline.
The Co-operative Bank also made a donation of £10,000 to the Greater Manchester Hospice initiative which enabled 10 hospices local to the Bank’s HQ in Manchester to purchase technology to keep families connected during lockdown.
The Co-operative Bank Legal Services
Writing a will is one of the most important parts of planning for the end of life. By making a will you can express your final wishes and decide what you would like to leave your family and friends. Other important things to consider that you might need to arrange include lasting power of attorney, trusts, appointing an executor, and nominating guardians for children under 18.
The Co-operative Bank have partnered with Co-op Legal Services to provide their customers quality, easy to understand legal advice, including probate and estate administration if you are dealing with the affairs of someone who has died. They have a collection of free articles to help customers understand which services are right for them and their circumstances and the option to pay for additional legal advice if needed.
For more information visit The Co-operative Bank website.
The Co-operative Bank will be donating a proportion of any commission received via their partnership with Co-op Legal Services to Hospice UK, with a minimum commitment of £25,000 this year.
Towergate's Caring Professions Division have worked with Hospice UK for over 5 years and their Stevenage office currently insure a significant number of the UK’s independently owned hospices. With more than 25 years of experience working in the sector, Towergate understand the pressures and challenges that can be faced when running a hospice.
Towergate regularly hold fundraising events for Hospice UK, including supporting the annual Go Yellow Day, as well as supporting us through internal charity days and company-wide fundraising campaigns. It is this engagement from the Towergate team that helps support the phenomenal work that hospices do for communities.
Getting involved with local hospices is something that the Towergate team regularly take part in, with Towergate staff volunteering at a distribution centre to one of their managers taking part in a Himalayan trek. They even took to the busiest London stations with a bucket, to raise money for Hospice UK!
Legacy of Lives
We are excited to be working with Legacy of Lives to raise crucial funds for hospice care and increase awareness around end-of-life planning.
Legacy of Lives is an independent funeral planning and comparison site, that endeavours to provide transparency in the funeral market and provide supportive guides for end-of-life care. For every funeral arranged through the platform, Legacy of Lives will donate £30 to their partner charities, of which Hospice UK is one of three.
The Legacy of Lives team will also be supporting the Dying Matters campaign and taking part in Hospice Care Week.
We were delighted to be a New Look Gives charity partner from 2018 – 2021. During this time, New Look colleagues and customers raised over £180,000 for Hospice UK through a variety of fundraising activities, including cause related marketing products and an employee challenge event, ‘Steptember’, which was shortlisted for a Business Charity award.
Our partnership with New Look then continued with our ‘Donate, Feel Great’ scheme which inspired their customers to donate pre-loved clothes to their local hospice store in return for a discount voucher. This scheme saw over 365 hospice shops paired with their local New Look store, an initiative that helped provide hospice shops with much needed stock during challenging times as well as reduce clothing waste to landfill.
We’re proud to be working in partnership with Raffolux to raise vital funds to support hospice care across the UK.
Raffolux offer customers the chance to win luxury and exclusive prizes whilst donating 10% of every ticket sold to their charity partners. Since our partnership began in 2019, Raffolux customers have raised over £15,000 for Hospice UK. This incredible amount has helped us champion and support hospice care across the UK.
The team at Raffolux have also supported our key campaigns, including by ‘going yellow’ for Hospice Care Week 2020!