Individuals in the business community going the extra mile to support the Hospice…
Have you ever thought about becoming a representative for a charity within your local community? Then maybe becoming a Business Ambassador is just for you!
Our Business Ambassadors proudly represent the Hospice within the local business community and help to raise awareness of hospice care. Below are a few comments from our current ambassadors for you to have a look at:
Simon Greenfield - Colour Cubed Creative Communications
Simon, Director at Colour Cubed Creative Communications, provides more than supply, design and print to Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.
Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is the perfect charity for Colour Cubed Creative Communications. The charity has a high profile in the local area and supports us to raise our SEO profile and create brand impact through exciting new content arising from our charitable activities. The Hospice is universally liked and admired by the people we do business with; it creates common ground and a great talking point with our customers.
The most important thing is, of course, that it helps to raise money for the Hospice, but it is an added bonus that it’s a lot of fun and very rewarding at the same time!
As our first Business Ambassador, Simon has a real understanding of the Hospice and advocates for the Hospice across his network. He is also a great Quiz Master, and generously gives his time to hosting quizzes in support of the Hospice.
Hoan Nguyen - Dains
I first started working with the team at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice when Dains chose to support the Hospice through Dains Cake Club; an informal networking event for like-minded professional ladies in the Birmingham and surrounding areas. During this time I became aware that not only is Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice close to many of the ladies that attend but that the Hospice provides a vital service, offering support and help to patients and their families and at no cost to patients or their relatives.
Although the Hospice is no longer Dains Cake Club’s nominated charity, I am delighted to continue my association with the Hospice by becoming one of its Business Ambassadors. First stop, Afternoon Tea at the Park Regis Hotel on 23 November 2017!
I’ve been in and around Birmingham and Sandwell for the past 15 years. Over that time, in one way or another, myself and the teams I have led have supported Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice through various fundraising events. The team at St. Mary’s provide an amazingly high standard of care to everyone that needs their help and I hope that as a Business Ambassador I can continue to help them raise funds towards the £8m they need each year to continue serving the local community.
Having worked and volunteered in the third sector in Birmingham for more years than I am prepared to admit, I’ve always considered Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice as an integral service for adult healthcare.
But recently, I have had professional and personal experience of the Hospice and have been incredibly enthused and impressed with what they do. Words such as ‘compassionate’, ‘experts’ and ‘innovative’ are frequently used to describe what the Hospice does for thousands of individuals and their families.
I’m so proud to be able to support the Hospice as a Business Ambassador and am so incredibly grateful for all they do.
Jamil Shabir - Bootcamp Media
At Bootcamp Media, we love working closely with local charities, and Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice has always held a special place in our hearts. We’re big believers of combining business activity with charity fundraising, and particularly enjoyed hosting the Phoenix Business Lunch last year.
The work carried out by the team at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice is absolutely fantastic and we’re proud to be ambassadors for them. They need significant support each year to continue providing such a high level of care, and we’re looking forward to further fundraising events that support this wonderful charity.
Amy Keogh - Irwin Mitchell
St Mary’s offers a fantastic service, caring for people both at the Hospice and in their own homes. It truly is where you go to live precious remaining days, to be supported and to be cared for with love, compassion and respect. I nominated St. Mary’s as my firm’s office charity in 2018 and we had a fantastic year raising £57,747 for St. Mary’s. I shall continue my support for St. Mary’s highlighting the fantastic work they do, helping with further fundraising and encouraging others to support them.
For those that find themselves in a position where they are adapting to living with life-limiting illnesses, St. Mary’s offers an invaluable service which as a community I hope we can support, encourage and develop over the next 40 years.
I am very proud to support the incredible work volunteers, staff, friends and families do for and with St. Mary’s.
We are always looking for additional businesses to join us and become business ambassadors. If you would like further information, please contact Abi from our corporate fundraising team:
T: 0121 752 8777