Pendleside Hospice forges new partnership with businesses

Pendleside Hospice.
Pendleside Hospice.

Pendleside Hospice is hoping to bolster its fund-raising network after entering into a partnership with a Burnley business networking group.

The hospice has joined BNI Kudos to engage with businesses about its fund-raising activities including the Corporate Challenge.

BNI Kudos is part of the world’s biggest referral organisation, Business Network International, and meets for breakfast every Thursday at Crow Wood Spa, Burnley.

Hospice fund-raising manager Christina Cope has joined BNI Kudos to help promote business-focused initiatives such as the Corporate Challenge.

Christina said: “The concept of the Corporate Challenge is simple.

“We give you £50 and ask you to turn it into as much as you can within a four-month period.

“There are lots of ways you can do this and we really don’t mind what you do as long as it’s ethical and legal.

“Suggestions include dress down days, bake sales, raffles, or businesses can enter individuals or teams into one of our organised events such as the Pendle Pub Walk, Burnley 10K or Canal Walk.

“All sponsor money raised is credited to each business’s overall fund-raising amount.

“Every employee that joins our Lottery during the qualifying period and every bag of clothing donated to our shops from your employees will provide a credit to the business’s fund-raising total.”

Christina added: “The more businesses we can get involved the better, so we have joined BNI to help spread the word through the group’s business networks using BNI’s proven referral systems.

“We have 27 businesses involved so far and the competition is hotting up to see who can raise the most, so it’s very exciting, and we’re grateful to everyone who is taking part.”

To find out more about the Pendleside Hospice Corporate Challenge 2016, go to www.pendleside.org.uk, call 01282 440120 or email fundraising@pendleside.org.uk.