Do you have a wide social circle and are active on social media? Do you want to give something back to your community?
If the answer is yes, then St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice needs your help! The hospice would like to invite you to join their exciting Change Makercampaign.
Becoming a Change Maker will take up very little of your time and requires no regular commitment, but will make a massive difference to St Luke’s Hospice.
As a Change Maker you will volunteer to share news of the launch of a highly innovative fundraising scheme ‘Care2Save’ in your local area, via Facebook, Twitter, social and work circles.
You will be tasked with encouraging your friends, families and work colleagues to register at www.care2save.co.uk where they can shop for their favourite brands at high street stores including Boots, Debenhams, House of Fraser they can also do their grocery shopping at Waitrose and book train tickets and flights through The Train Line and Easyjet to name just a few.
Last year £87 billion was spent shopping online, generating millions of pounds in commission which would normally be pocketed by Corporates – Care2Save breaks this trend.
Care2Save is the only online shopping site to retain 100% of the commission generated in the charity sector. Shoppers can nominate any UK registered charity to receive 80% of the commission earned on their purchases, with the remaining 20% going to the Care2Save Charitable Trust to support and develop hospice and palliative care projects in the UK and around the world.
By becoming a Change Maker you will be supporting the invaluable work of St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice in caring for people in Mid and South Cheshire suffering life threatening illness.
The launch of this initiative comes at a particularly poignant time as the Hospice has recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Last year, St Luke’s cared for 215 In Care patients and provided 2190 sessions in the Day Hospice for local people together with supportive care for patients and families.
The Hospice receives very little national funding, yet costs rise each year, meaning greater need for support to raise the £6,500 needed every day to keep the doors open.
Becky Painter, 32, from Crewe is one of the first six Change Makers to sign up.
“My mum used to be a collector for the lottery at St Luke’s a long time ago, so I’ve always been keen to get involved in fundraising for the hospice, especially as it does such an important job. It’ll be so easy to spread the word of Care2Save just by posting on my Twitter and Facebook page and it’s got the potential to give so much back to the community.”
Diane Eeley, Head of Corporate and Community Development for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice said:
“The hospice relies almost entirely on voluntary donations, this is a wonderful way local people can help secure the future of St Luke’s Hospice by simply sharing the message of Care2Save and nominating St Luke’s as their chosen charity .
“We are tremendously excited by the potential of this and urge people to get involved. Social media is extremely powerful, and yet an inexpensive way of getting the message out.”
If you want to become a Change Maker and work with the Hospice and Care2Save.co.uk at this early stage of what promises to be a stimulating and worthwhile journey, please contact Diane Eeley at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01606 555 697.
For more information about Care2Save visit www.Care2Save.co.uk