Children’s Hospice South West has launched a brand-new initiative for companies based across the South West – the CHSW Business Club. The charity is encouraging others to join with them to show their support for CHSW’s work with local children and families in what is its milestone 30th anniversary year.
Several businesses based in Bristol and Somerset have kick-started the Club by becoming Founding Members. These include: ABL (South West) Ltd, Moon Executive Search, National Friendly Financial Solutions (NFFS), Triangle Networks, and Wise Coaching.
The CHSW Business Club has been set up with the aim of recruiting 100 businesses in 2021, each paying £300 for their membership, which could see £30,000 being raised for the charity in its 30th year.
Paul Courtney, Director of Fundraising at CHSW, said: “We’re urging companies to stand with local children and families and help us raise £30,000 which could pay for 1,500 hours of care. Whether it be providing home visits, virtual therapy sessions, or end-of-life care in one of our hospices, you’ll be helping to make a difference to families who need us now more than ever.”
There are a range of benefits to joining the CHSW Business Club including building connections, raising awareness of your business and, crucially, helping make a difference to local children with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
National Friendly Financial Solutions (NFFS), a Bristol-based specialist telephone financial intermediary service, wholly owned by National Friendly, is proud to be one of the Business Club’s founding members.
Its PR and Corporate Partnerships Executive, Kurtis Reece, said: “We are encouraging all businesses, who operate locally and throughout the South West region to join the CHSW Business Club and see it as a great opportunity to be supported, engage and network with other businesses during this unforeseen time. We are supporting CHSW because we want to create an ever-lasting impact on business development.”
Since the founding of the charity in 1991, CHSW now has three children’s hospices in the South West: Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm in Somerset, and Little Harbour in Cornwall. The hospice teams provide vital care to over 500 children with life limiting illnesses and offer much needed support to families.
If you are interested in finding out more about or joining the CHSW Business Club simply visit www.chsw.org.uk/businessclub or call Amanda Gallagher, CHSW Corporate Fundraiser, on 01275 866 600.